Kontakt Sofia

Kontakt. Art Collection
Works from the Kontakt Art Collection
The catalog for this exhibition contains essays by the curators relating to the exhibition project and presents short descriptions of the artists and their works.

Particularly in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the past few decades have seen artists tackling key questions of how art can be linked to society by formulating a direct critique or by being incorporated into everyday life. The conflict between art and society has led to artworks born out of radical notions of intervention, notions that make some of these works seem even stronger than if they had been produced in a Western European or North American context. The varied practices of the artists represented in this exhibition demonstrate how issues that were tackled within the international art world were indeed restated and reformulated according to the social conditions at hand, despite often-repressive systems. It was thus the aim of this exhibition and its catalog to raise several of these issues that are so essential to the reconsideration of artistic practices in a pan-European context while also calling for new modes of artistic representation.
Sprache: Englisch, Bulgarisch