Edited by IRWIN, East Art Map surveys the extraordinary artistic landscape of the eastern half of the European continent and attempts to reconstruct some of the hidden histories of contemporary art.
The Kitchen, New York
This panel discussion celebrates the launch of East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe, an Afterall Book edited by IRWIN, a group of five artists and the visual-art component of the Slovenian arts collective NSK. East Art Map is an attempt to reconstruct the missing histories of contemporary art in Eastern Europe from an East European perspective. Miran Mohar, member of IRWIN, Roger Conover, writer, curator and Executive Editor of MIT Press, and Vitaly Komar, whose work is featured in the book, will present and discuss the project.
This event is supported by the Consulate General of Slovenia in New York.
Red Lion Square Lecture Theatre
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London
Artists' group IRWIN have been investigating Eastern European art production and its relationship to that of the West for over a decade, and East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe, their new publication with Afterall Books, is the materialisation of this research. Members of the group will discuss the project with the help of examples of work included in the book.