EASTERN EUROPEAN ART

PUBLISHER
Spector Books

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 13.25 in. / 685 pgs / 30 color / 227 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 133   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783959053334 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $56.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Dortmund, Germany
Hartware MedienKunstVerein, 10/26/19–02/23/20

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Artists & Agents

Performance Art and Secret Services

Edited with text by Kata Krasznahorkai, Sylvia Sasse. Text by Madalina Brasoveanu, Liliana Gomez-Popescu, Anna Krakus, Elisabeth Pichler, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Lukas Ronduda, Tamás Szonyei, Anikó Szucs.

How Soviet Bloc secret police surveilled performance art and happenings—and how artists responded

Subversion need not belong to a particular culture: it can come from artists who outwit the state or from intelligence agencies that infiltrate the art scene on behalf of the state. But what happens when the two sides meet? After Eastern Europe’s state security archives were opened, it became possible for this interaction to be studied in detail. Artists & Agents shows how the Stasi, the KGB and other state secret police monitored happenings, performance art and action art, and looks at the debates they had about the new art form; how the police documented artistic actions, how they manipulated them and sought to thwart them; how artists dealt with the possibility that they were being observed by the secret police; and how they now work with the material stored in state archives. Artists & Agents includes work by Sanja Ivekovic, Orange Alternative, Peng! Collective, Daniel Knorr, Cornelia Schleime, Ion Grigorescu and others.


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