1. Research Library

        After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe

        Bojana Pejić and David Elliot

        Moderna Museet 1999

        ISBN 9171006060

      1. After the Wall. Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe was the first major survey of post-communist art. It debuted at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (16.10.1999–16.01.2000) and was curated by Bojana Pejić and David Elliot. The exhibition subsequently traveled to Budapest and Berlin 2000. This groundbreaking survey of developments in the former Eastern bloc and NIS (newly independent states) of the former USSR as painstakingly researched by Pejić. The two-volume catalog contains a hardcover volume with images and documentation of each exhibited artist, while the paperback volume contains a grouping of significant essays (newly commissioned and anthologized), fascinating chronologies (both regional and per country), and other key information. See in particular Pejić’s influential essay The Dialectics of Normality, in which she grapples with the problematics of working with a notion of ‘post-Communist Europe,’ as well as FORMER WESt research advisor Piotr Piotrowski’s text The Grey Zone of Europe, among others. Exhibited artists, many of whom went on to have successful international careers, included: AES (RU), Luchezar Boyadjiev (BG), Attila Csörgö (HU), IRWIN (SI), Sanja Iveković (HR), Katarzyna Kozyra (PL), Deimantas Narkevičius (LT), Anri Sala (AL), etc.]