Il Piedistallo vuoto / The Empty Pedestal, Ghosts from the Eastern Europe features a cluster of more than 40 artists from 20 Eastern European and former Soviet Union countries presenting a total of 100 works. Starting from the 1970s, the exhibition spans two major periods: 1989 with the fall of the Berlin wall, and 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Twenty years on, we shall see videos, performances, installations, photographs, drawings and paintings by many of the artists ostracized by Socialist culture, flanked by the work of the newest crop of young artists now enjoying worldwide fame.
The artists include Marina Abramovic, Vyatscheslav Akhunov, Victor Alimpiev, Pawel Althamer, Evgeny Antufiev, Janis Avotins, Said Atabekov, Miroslav Balka, Mircea Cantor, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Thea Djordjadze, Petra Feriancova, Yona Friedman, Dmitry Gutov, Ion Grigorescu, Igor Grubic, Petrit Halilaj, Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Jiri Kovanda, Elena Kovylina, Robert Kuśmirowski, Armando Lulaj, David Maljkovic, Vlado Martek, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Ivan Mikhailov, MoAA (Dorothy Miller), Ciprian Muresan, Deimantas Narkevicius, Roman Ondak, Adrian Paci, Tobias Putrih, Anri Sala, Kateřina Šedá, Nedko Solakov, Monika Sosnowska, Tŕmas St.Turba, Miroslav Tichý, Jaan Toomik, Victor Man, David Ter-Oganyan and Alexandra Galkina, Goran Trbuljak, and Artur Zmjewski.
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