1. Research Library

        Europa, Europa: Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa

        Ryzard Stanislawski and Christoph Brockhaus


        Ostfildern Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004

      1. Four-volume catalog of the landmark exhibition Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa curated by Ryszard Stanislawski and Christoph Brockhaus at the Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 28.5–16.10.1994. The exhibition presented one of the earliest and most comprehensive views of post-war modern and contemporary art from Central and Eastern Europe post-1989. It was unique in its scope (700 words by 200 artists) and interdisciplinary approach (an equal amount of documentation and materials from architecture, literature, film, theater, music, etc.). Exhibited artists included: (fine art) Brancusi, Malevic, Kandinskij, Kupka, Moholy-Nagy, Kobro, Christo; (music) Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Bartók, Lutoslawski; (film) Eisenstein, Tarkovsky, Wajda, Szabó, Mejerhold, Forman; (theater) Svobodá, Kantor; (literature) Blok, Chlebnikov, Kafka, Tzara, Capek, Mitosz, Kundera, Brodsky, etc. A number of important Central and Eastern European artists had their ‘western’ debut in this exhibition and it was highly influential in the region as a defining post-1989 moment of entry into the dominant western art historical discourse of post-war modernism and contemporary art production. Volume one of the exhibition catalog contains material about visual art (painting and sculpture), photography, and video art with many illustrations; volume two deals with architecture, literature, theater, film, and music; volume three contains documentation of the exhibition with images and texts; volume four contains biographies and bibliographical information, information about exhibited works and 200 pages of images.