Tag: art

Carlos ZGZ

Hungarian Businessman Held in Detention on Allegations of Spying for the United States

Was a Hungarian businessman with access to Prime Minister Orban’s Swiss Bank Account and Hungarian military secrets passing that information on to the Pentagon? Or was his arrest on espionage charges a politically-motivated response to U.S. pressure on Hungary to combat corruption and reverse its slide into authoritarianism?   In late November 2015, the…

Drago Burlacu

In Conversation: Contemporary Balkan Art in Post-Brexit London

What might contemporary Balkan art, informed by the experiences of fragmentation, economic uncertainty and rapid cultural and political change, contribute to our understanding of the wider changes happening elsewhere in the world in the wake of Brexit and Trump? Ana Russell-Omaljev, PhD, Creative Director of Contemporary Balkan Art (CoBA), on why contemporary…


Non-Aligned Modernity: Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection

Non-Aligned Modernity: Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection Curator: Marco Scotini, in collaboration with Andris Brinkmanis and Lorenzo Paini FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy | http://www.fmcca.it/en/ Exhibition ends 23 December 2016 In 1961, strange messages began arriving in the mail at addresses across Zagreb. A mysterious…


BITEF 2016: Belgrade’s 50th International Threatre Festival in Review

Natasha Tripney reviews this year’s Belgrade’s International Threatre Festival (BITEF), which just celebrated half a century of existence. The women on stage are smearing their faces with black.  It looks like paint or oil. It glistens under the lights. This is the second time I’ve seen someone do this in the space…


On War, Language and Intergenerational Trauma: A Conversation with Damir Avdagic

How is war trauma passed down through language, the body, and the family? Gelare Khoshgozaran of contemporary.org spoke with artist Damir Avdagic about his recent work, which tackles this very subject. Wars never end in the past. A ceasefire is never the end to the war, no matter how much further destruction it…