Re-drawing the Art Map of “New Europe”
Notwithstanding the long asserted crisis of the legitimacy of metanarratives, the “battle” of the narratives for Europe is still being fought on all fronts.”
Since 1989, art exhibitions have been at the forefront of the battle for new European narratives, and narratives about the art of Europe’s former East have been proliferating. In this essay, Svetla Kazalarska discusses the curatorial strategies in exhibitions of modern and cotemporary visual art from Central and Eastern Europe, and identifies the different narratives that have recently been brought into play. She argues that these exhibitions may be examined as powerful tools for re-mapping the art geography of the ‘New Europe’.