Reclaim, recode, reinvent / Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe
External activities | Jovanka Popova’s presentation | Reclaim, recode, reinvent / Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe | Organised by: Coordinate System Project and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin (20. February) and Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw (22.February), 2018
Artists and curators from Eastern and South-eastern Europe present their subversive strategies in urban spaces. How does politically engaged art survive in an era in which democracy is increasingly being eroded?
At the launch of the new book, “Reclaim, recode, reinvent – Urban art and activism in Eastern Europe”, the assembled contributions and projects of the network “coordinate system” are presented. In 2017, artists, scientists, and activists from twelve different countries in Eastern, South-eastern and Central Europe, discussed their ongoing projects in Berlin. They bring to light the prospects for creative forms of participation in urban development:
For the authors, public spaces function as indicators of democratization. They are also places of conflict, where different interests collide. How can art intervene and influence a situation in which public space is being appropriated by private investors or official structures?
Liva Dudareva, artist, art collective Metasitu, Riga, Latvia, Anton Valkovsky, curator, Volgograd, Russia, Jovanka Popova, curator, Skopje, Macedonia, Artur Wabik, curator, Krakau, Poland, Igor Ponosov, artist, curator, author, Moscow, Russia, Alexandra Goloborodko, curator, International Cultural Project Butterbrot.