cordially invites you to the launch of the book
“Close-up: Post-transition Writings”
11.12.2014 Kavárna Liberál, Heřmanova 6, 8 pm
The book will be available in exchange for another publication – During the evening in a cafe Liberal, or after at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
The book was conceived as a collection of three types of contributions: artistic interventions, case studies and more general, somewhat theoretical texts.
Société Réaliste, Erik Sikora, Martin Zet, skupina P.O.L.E., Claudiu Cobilanschi, Mileta Mijatović,Marko Miletić, Vida Knežević, József Mélyi, Tereza Stejskalová, Igor Mocanu, Ivana Komanická, Corina L. Apostol, Jan Zálešák and Miklós Erhardt.
The assembled materials deal with issues related to the workings of the contemporary art world from a variety of perspectives. They examine individual local contexts ailing due to botched transformations and privatisations, seek neuralgic spots in the sphere of post-socialist cultural production, try to call attention to certain significant realities that tell much about the state of institutions and individual artists as producers and reflect upon the recent past and the future.
The publication was made possible thanks to the collaboration of six organisations ( Artyčok.TV, ArtToday, tranzit.ro, Lumen , KURS and Remont) within a common grant project (“Close-up: new tools for criticism”), focused on the possibilities of contemporary criticism.