%PDF-1.3 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 20 0 R 28 0 R 30 0 R ] /Count 4 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R >> /XObject << /I1 11 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text /ImageC ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Creator (DOMPDF) /CreationDate (D:20140818133216+01'00') /ModDate (D:20140818133216+01'00') /Title (In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989) >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 12 0 R 15 0 R 18 0 R ] /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 4446 >> stream q 381.750 0 0 120.000 34.016 687.874 cm /I1 Do Q 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Published on )] TJ ET BT 99.356 676.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Reviews in History)] TJ ET BT 190.016 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \()] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 197.012 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 197.012 675.075 m 357.332 675.075 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 357.332 676.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\))] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 653.743 526.499 1.500 re S BT 34.016 615.321 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern )] TJ ET BT 34.016 593.937 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Europe, 1945-1989)] TJ ET BT 34.016 266.195 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In 2001, during a Round Table discussion at the College Art Association Conference in Chicago, the Czech )] TJ ET BT 34.016 251.939 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(art historian and critic Martina Pachmanov raised the issue of agency in the construction of the dominant )] TJ ET BT 34.016 237.683 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(narratives of East-Central European art. She was referring to a comprehensive survey of early 20th-century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 223.427 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(modernism in Eastern Europe, published by the American Steven Mansbach with Cambridge University )] TJ ET BT 34.016 209.171 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Press. While stressing her belief in the openness of this area to researchers from within and without the field, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Pachmanov raised her concern about the suppression of local voices from the region.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 446.924 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1\))] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 446.924 193.521 m 460.916 193.521 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 460.916 194.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( The question of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(speaking subject, inextricably bound to the choice of interpretive strategies, indicates the discursive nature of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.403 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(any artistic region, the latter issue particularly poignant in the case of the notoriously ill-defined Eastern )] TJ ET BT 34.016 152.147 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(Central\) Europe. Since that discussion in Chicago, a number of important books and exhibition catalogues )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.891 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(proposing new core narratives of East Central European art of the 20th century, perceived as an embraceable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.635 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural entity, pre- and post WWII, have been published. Most of them were produced in the West by other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.379 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(leading Anglophone publishers, virtually all appearing now as multi-author volumes, containing a mixed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 95.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(range of voices from West and East.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 208.304 95.123 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 208.304 93.729 m 222.296 93.729 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 68.867 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(At the time of the event in Chicago, however, at least one of the Round Table discussants must have already )] TJ ET BT 34.016 54.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(had a new book up his sleeve, a study offering a critical analysis of the almost totally unexplored topic of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 563.315 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 549.059 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(824)] TJ ET BT 34.016 534.803 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 520.547 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sunday, 1 November, 2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 506.291 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 492.035 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Piotr Piotrowski)] TJ ET BT 34.016 477.779 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 463.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9781861894380)] TJ ET BT 34.016 449.267 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 435.011 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 420.755 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 406.499 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(29.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 392.243 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 377.987 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(487pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 363.731 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 349.475 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Reaktion Books)] TJ ET BT 34.016 335.219 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 320.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(London)] TJ ET BT 34.016 306.707 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.451 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Katazyna Murawska-Muthesius)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj [6 0 R /Fit] endobj 15 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 16 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 446.9237 193.8355 460.9157 205.7155 ] >> endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 17 0 obj [6 0 R /Fit] endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 19 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 208.3037 94.0435 222.2957 105.9235 ] >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 20 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 23 0 R 26 0 R ] /Contents 21 0 R >> endobj 21 0 obj << /Length 8011 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(avant-garde art in the people?s democracies during the Cold War. This time, the agency has been taken over )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by an insider )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 99.008 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 99.008 780.819 m 113.000 780.819 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 113.000 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, the renowned Polish art historian and expert on the 20th century art and theory across East )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and West, Piotr Piotrowski. In 2005, his monumental volume )] TJ ET BT 331.352 767.957 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Awangarda w cieniu Ja?ty: Sztuka w Europie )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(?rodkowo-Wschodniej w latach 1945?1989)] TJ ET BT 243.008 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( was published in Poland.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 366.008 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(4\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 366.008 752.307 m 380.000 752.307 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 380.000 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( The volume, the first of its kind )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(giving a critical evaluation of the vicissitudes of post-1945 avant-garde art in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Poland, Hungary, Eastern Germany, Romania, and to a lesser extent, in Bulgaria, was an outcome of more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(than 15 years of research, carried out single-handedly by the author in a plethora of museums, galleries and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(archives, as well as in conversations with artists and curators all over East Central Europe. Piotrowski, the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(author of many books and provocative articles on the topic \(reprinted in a variety of languages in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(professional art journals from Moscow and Ljubljana to Paris and New York\) was indeed best equipped to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(give a wider picture of modernism behind the Iron Curtain, while following closely multilingual debates on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contemporary art, both Western and Eastern. The only drawback of this book was that, written in Polish, it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 625.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(spoke only to a minority of scholars. This lack has now been redressed thanks to Reaktion Books, which has )] TJ ET BT 34.016 611.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(published its English version with an expert translation by Anna Brzyski, the North American art historian )] TJ ET BT 34.016 596.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(specializing in Polish modernism. All of a sudden, the dynamism, richness and complexities of the art )] TJ ET BT 34.016 582.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(worlds of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Eastern Germany, Romania, and to a lesser extent, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 568.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in Bulgaria, have been made available to the Anglophone reader.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As stressed by Piotrowski, this mighty volume does not aspire to a status of a ?definitive? reference book of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(East Central European art after 1945. The underlying research question of the book, as the author explains in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the preface, dates back to this student days in the 1970s and to his realization of the notable differences )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(between contemporary art in the people?s democracies on the one hand, and, on the other hand, of a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(generalized western assumption about the overall difference and the homogeneity of the Eastern bloc. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(tension between this unified and differentiated image, or between the belief in the defining alterity as seen )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from without, and the heterogeneity as observed within, underscores Piotrowski?s complex argument. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(book thus forms a response to the essentialised picture of a ?grey zone of Europe?, aiming to fill the gap in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 428.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the archives of 20th?century avant-gardes, and to revise at the same time their interpretive tools. And yet, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(instead of the established practice of moving from one country to another and treating them as distinct )] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural organisms which produced various versions of modernism, Piotrowski set himself a much more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ambitious task. His aim was to outline a comparative cultural geography of East Central European artworlds )] TJ ET BT 34.016 371.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in close relation to politics, and to do that not in ?ethnic?, but in critical terms, by identifying ?particular )] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(artistic problems, tendencies, attitudes, and forms of expression? relevant for the region, and to relate them )] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(synchronically during the decades marked by the ?shadow of Yalta?, between 1945?1989.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Such a strategy implies of course the subscription to the belief in the existence of a perceivable cultural )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(entity named here East Central Europe. And, indeed, the Cold War years do mark the only period when, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(framed by the Iron Curtain and solidified by a dense network of military and economic institutions, such as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Comecon and the Warsaw Pact, this region acquired a relatively unified political, social as well as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cultural identity, distinguishable from other cultural areas of the Cold War world. Howewer, Piotrowski )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(argues, it was not this newly constructed collective identity, but the continuous process of rebellion against )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(it, staged at various speeds and intensity within the Communist bloc, which gave the region its common )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(traits, its shared self. 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This task may be performed by problems )] TJ ET BT 64.016 658.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(raised within critical art geography \(p. 24\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 620.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(And he explains that)] TJ ET BT 64.016 581.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The new geography of East-Central Europe must ? encompass ? the entire range of historic )] TJ ET BT 64.016 567.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(factors, appearing on the juncture between traditions, definitions of place situated within local )] TJ ET BT 64.016 553.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(tensions, mythologies, inferiority complexes, political and social structures and, on the other )] TJ ET BT 64.016 539.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(side, [it should take into account] cultural trajectories, reception of cultural models, and export )] TJ ET BT 64.016 524.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and import of artistic and other processes. Culture of ? post-war East Central-Europe cannot be )] TJ ET BT 64.016 510.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(comprehended without such a complex analysis. Or, to put it I a different way, without it it will )] TJ ET BT 64.016 496.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(be perceived exclusively as a periphery for Western Europe \(p. 29\).)] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(What follows is a sequence of mental maps which outline the different political circumstances, functions and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 443.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the dynamics of Cold War modernisms in the people?s democracies. The book is divided into five major )] TJ ET BT 34.016 429.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapters. After the methodological introduction, the second chapter focuses on the short period between )] TJ ET BT 34.016 415.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1945 and 1948, preceding the wholesale imposition of the doctrine of socialist realism. It presents the variety )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of surrealist practices in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, while pointing to different ways in which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 386.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(surrealism was ?instrumentalised? in the first acts of resistance against the official cultural politics, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 372.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(especially in Poland. The next chapter ?Modernism and Totalitarianism?, divided into sections on )] TJ ET BT 506.300 372.581 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(informel)] TJ ET BT 546.968 372.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 358.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(geometric abstraction, new figuration, pop-art and goes straight to the late 1950s and 1960s, totally ignoring )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the episode of socialist realism. The latter, nonetheless, is evoked in the book as a constant negative )] TJ ET BT 34.016 329.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reference, a yard-stick against which all other artistic practices are measured \(p. 10\). Piotrowski reiterates )] TJ ET BT 34.016 315.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(here his views expressed earlier, blaming the traumatic experience of socialist realism in the countries such )] TJ ET BT 34.016 301.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as Poland or Czechoslovakia for the virtual absence of the politically-involved avant-gardes in this part of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Europe, and for the prevalent belief in the autonomy of art, in its redemptive potential in face of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 272.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(totalitarianism threat. Piotrowski?s provocative discussions with Rosalind Krauss?s critique of the myth of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 258.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the modernist grid and its application to East Central Europe \(pp. 139?44\), and with Benjamin Buchloch?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(assessment of the return to figuration as retrogressive \(pp. 173-74\), are particularly stimulating to both the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Eastern and the Western reader. Another ample chapter looks at the various manifestations of the neo-avant-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 215.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(garde of the 1970s, focusing on conceptual art and body art, and their engagement in the identity and gender )] TJ ET BT 34.016 201.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(politics. The final chapter functions as an epilogue, and, according to the narrative adopted by Piotrowski, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(outlines the artistic movements of the 1980s, from neo-expressionism to performance, which both referred to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 172.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and contributed to the end of Communism.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 146.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Piotrowski?s book is a truly ground breaking publication, both in its scope and in its critical approach, in its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 132.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(engagement with theory and with artistic practice as well as with the wider geopolitical framework of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cold War. It provides plenty of illuminating insights into the pages of post-1945 avant-gardes and their )] TJ ET BT 34.016 103.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(discourses in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Eastern Germany, Romania, and to a lesser )] TJ ET BT 34.016 89.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(extent, in Bulgaria. Its value, however, lies not only in digging through the existing literature in various local )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(languages \(without the familiar complaints about their inaccessibility\), but also in making unexpected )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(connections with cultural theory, such as Foucault?s panopticism, Barthesian mythologies, or Derridean )] TJ ET endstream endobj 30 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 32 0 R 34 0 R 36 0 R 38 0 R 40 0 R 42 0 R ] /Contents 31 0 R >> endobj 31 0 obj << /Length 6709 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(aporias. In this way, Piotrowski contextualizes the shifting kaleidoscope of artworlds in the Other Europe )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(within a wider realm of debates at the heart of contemporary art criticism. Remarkably, the book is not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(addressed solely to the ?ignorant? western audience, but equally so to the contemporary Eastern European )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reader, whose knowledge about the art of other ?brotherly countries? is also likely to be minimal)] TJ ET BT 497.936 753.701 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(November 2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 692.547 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Notes)] TJ ET BT 48.816 661.930 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 661.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Central and East European art and culture, 1945 to the present?, )] TJ ET BT 378.944 661.925 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Art Margins)] TJ ET BT 437.948 661.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, 15 October 2001 )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 527.600 661.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back )] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 527.600 660.531 m 555.260 660.531 l S BT 64.016 647.669 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to \(1\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 64.016 646.275 m 90.344 646.275 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 633.418 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 633.413 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Central European Avant-gardes: Exchange and Transformation)] TJ ET BT 372.332 633.413 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. Timothy O. Benson \(Cambridge, )] TJ ET BT 64.016 619.157 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(MA, 2002\); )] TJ ET BT 123.680 619.157 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Between Worlds: A Sourcebook of Central European Avant-)] TJ ET BT 413.312 619.157 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Gardes, )] TJ ET BT 453.296 619.157 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(1919?1930)] TJ ET BT 507.296 619.157 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. )] TJ ET BT 64.016 604.901 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Timothy O. Benson and Eva Forgacs \(Cambridge, MA, 2002\); )] TJ ET BT 370.988 604.901 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Primary Documents)] TJ ET BT 467.972 604.901 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(: )] TJ ET BT 474.308 604.901 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(A)] TJ ET BT 484.640 604.901 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Sourcebook)] TJ ET BT 64.016 590.645 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s)] TJ ET BT 324.680 590.645 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. Laura Hoptman and Tom? Pospiszyl )] TJ ET BT 64.016 576.389 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(Cambridge, MA, 2002\); )] TJ ET BT 187.004 576.389 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Socialist)] TJ ET BT 228.344 576.389 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( Spaces: )] TJ ET BT 271.004 576.389 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Sites of Everyday Life in Eastern Bloc)] TJ ET BT 453.656 576.389 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. David Crowley )] TJ ET BT 64.016 562.133 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Susan E. Reid \(New York, NY, 2002\); )] TJ ET BT 272.984 562.133 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Postmodernism and the Postsocialist Condition)] TJ ET BT 501.668 562.133 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. Ale? )] TJ ET BT 64.016 547.877 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Erjavec, foreword by Martin Jay \(Berkeley, CA, 2003\); )] TJ ET BT 333.620 547.877 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Over the Wall/ After the Fall: Post-)] TJ ET BT 64.016 533.621 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Communist Cultures Through an East -West Gaze)] TJ ET BT 304.688 533.621 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, ed. Sibelan Forrester, Magdalena J. Zaborowska )] TJ ET BT 64.016 519.365 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Elena Gapova \(Bloomington, IN, 2004\); and two most recent positions: Elizabeth Clegg, )] TJ ET BT 64.016 505.109 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Art, Design and Architecture of Central Europe 1890?1920)] TJ ET BT 350.672 505.109 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(New Haven, CT, 2006\); )] TJ ET BT 476.312 505.109 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(East Art Map )] TJ ET BT 64.016 490.853 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe,)] TJ ET BT 255.008 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( ed. IRWIN \(Cambridge, MA, 2006\).)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 433.976 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 433.976 489.459 m 487.964 489.459 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 476.602 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(3.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 476.597 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(It is important to mention here an even earlier book by another insider, the Slovak art historian Mari )] TJ ET BT 64.016 462.341 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ori?kov , which addressed the exclusion of East European art from western art history, pointing to )] TJ ET BT 64.016 448.085 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the existence of two separate art histories, East and West, and their respective limitations in )] TJ ET BT 64.016 433.829 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(approaching the whole field of European art. She presented an interesting analysis of the ?dissident )] TJ ET BT 64.016 419.573 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(paradigm? of East-Central European avant-gardes in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland pre-1989 )] TJ ET BT 64.016 405.317 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in which, given the context of its production, the manifestly apolitical art should be read as a latent )] TJ ET BT 64.016 391.061 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political statement, redeeming in this curious way the modernist claim of the autonomy of art: Mari )] TJ ET BT 64.016 376.805 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ori?kov, )] TJ ET BT 114.668 376.805 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Dvojhlasn)] TJ ET BT 164.000 376.805 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [()] TJ ET BT 169.328 376.805 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [( dejiny umenia)] TJ ET BT 239.984 376.805 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(Bratislava, 2002\).)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 332.636 376.805 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(3\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 332.636 375.411 m 386.624 375.411 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 362.554 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(4.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 362.549 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Piotr Piotrowski, )] TJ ET BT 148.364 362.549 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Awangarda w cieniu Ja?ty: Sztuka w Europie ?rodkowo-Wschodniej w latach 1945-)] TJ ET BT 64.016 348.293 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(1989 )] TJ ET BT 91.016 348.293 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(Pozna?, 2005\).)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 166.664 348.293 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(4\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 166.664 346.899 m 220.652 346.899 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 322.037 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Other reviews:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 307.781 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2])] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 303.055 526.499 1.500 re S BT 34.016 285.275 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Source URL:)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 104.672 285.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/824)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 104.672 283.881 m 322.316 283.881 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 258.904 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Links:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.504 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([1] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/item/3807)] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.104 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews)] TJ ET endstream endobj 32 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 33 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 527.5997 660.8455 555.2597 672.7255 ] >> endobj 33 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 14 0 R >> endobj 34 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 35 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 64.0157 646.5895 90.3437 658.4695 ] >> endobj 35 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 14 0 R >> endobj 36 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 37 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 433.9757 489.7735 487.9637 501.6535 ] >> endobj 37 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 17 0 R >> endobj 38 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 39 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 332.6357 375.7255 386.6237 387.6055 ] >> endobj 39 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 22 0 R >> endobj 40 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 41 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 166.6637 347.2135 220.6517 359.0935 ] >> endobj 41 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 25 0 R >> endobj 42 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 43 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 104.6717 284.1955 322.3157 296.0755 ] >> endobj 43 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/824) >> endobj xref 0 44 0000000000 65535 f 0000000008 00000 n 0000000073 00000 n 0000000119 00000 n 0000000342 00000 n 0000000379 00000 n 0000000579 00000 n 0000000675 00000 n 0000005173 00000 n 0000005282 00000 n 0000005392 00000 n 0000005501 00000 n 0000009062 00000 n 0000009190 00000 n 0000009274 00000 n 0000009303 00000 n 0000009431 00000 n 0000009467 00000 n 0000009496 00000 n 0000009623 00000 n 0000009659 00000 n 0000009750 00000 n 0000017814 00000 n 0000017844 00000 n 0000017971 00000 n 0000018007 00000 n 0000018037 00000 n 0000018165 00000 n 0000018201 00000 n 0000018266 00000 n 0000025090 00000 n 0000025209 00000 n 0000031971 00000 n 0000032099 00000 n 0000032154 00000 n 0000032280 00000 n 0000032335 00000 n 0000032463 00000 n 0000032518 00000 n 0000032646 00000 n 0000032701 00000 n 0000032829 00000 n 0000032884 00000 n 0000033012 00000 n trailer << /Size 44 /Root 1 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 33107 %%EOF