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"After the Wall: Art and culture in post-Communist Europe"
1999-10-16 until 2000-01-16
The project sheds light on the visual art, film, photography and video that
have grown up in Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union,
during the decade after perestroika and the fall of the Berlin Wall. In
collaboration with the cultural ministries of the countries involved and
with Soros Cultural Centres, the project will be presented as an exhibition,
book and a symposium. The purpose of the project is to define the present
situation in terms of the changes that have taken place and the scope of
this changes in the respective countries. The symposium is arranged in
cooperation with the Swedish Institute/Partnership for Culture
. The exhibition will be highly selective and only
pieces shown on a qualitative basis will be exhibited. It is intended that
the exhibition can also be set up outside the walls of Moderna Museet, in
other places in Stockholm and eventually tour in both western and eastern
Curators: Chief Curator Bojana Pejic, (Berlin) with David Elliott, Director
of Moderna Museet and Iris Müller-Westermann, Curator of Moderna Museet,
An accompaning publication in English is being published with specially
commissioned essays, an anthology of art criticism, illustrations of the
work in the exhibition, biographies of the artists and a full political and
cultural chronology, SEK 450.
An Exhibition Guide in Swedish is being published, ca 150 pages, SEK 50.