General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Contemporary Political Art In Latin America And East-Central Europe
Language English
Module lecturer dr Magdalena Radomska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position dr
Faculty Faculty of Arts Studies
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 000


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Students with various geographical and discipline backgrounds are welcome.


Week 1:          Post-communist art or art in Central-Eastern Europe after 1989 ? - key concepts and theories, intro


Week 2:          Contemporary Art in Latin America - intro


Week 3:            Contemporary Art form Latin America and criticism of capitalism      


Week 4:          Contemporary Art form East-Central Europe and criticism of capitalism     


Week 5:          Contemporary Art form Latin America and Post-communist Europe facing problem of migration      


Week 6:          Contemporary Art form Latin America and Post-communist Europe facing problem of class division and cheap labour       


Week 7:          Artistic responses to nationalism(s) in Latin America and Post-communist Europe


Week 8:          Post-communist art and art with marxist background - Latin America and Europe


Week 9:          Glocal art      


Week 10:     Biopolitics        


Week 11:    Contemporary artists from East-Central Europe and Latin America on the problem of War


Week 12:     Contemporary artists from East-Central Europe and Latin America on revolution   


Week 13:        The most important curatorial gestures and exhibitions in C-E Europe


Week 14:        Key art historians and thinkers on art in East-Central Europe and Latin America


Week 15:        Students’ presentations

Reading list

András, E. (ed.), Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2008, Budapest 2009.

Astahovska, I. (ed.), Nineties. Contemporary Art in Latvia, Riga 2010.

Bartošová, Z. (ed.), Contemporary Slovak Fine Art. 1960-2000. From the First Slovak Investnemt Group’s Collection, Bratislava 2000.

Bosteels, B. The Actuality of Communism, London-New York 2011.

Eliot, D., Pejić, B., After the Wall: Art and culture in post-communist Europe, Stokholm 1999

Elkins, J., Is Art History Global, New York 2007.

Erber P.R., Breaching the Frame: The Rise of Contemporary Art in Brazil and Japan, Los Angeles 2015.

Groys, B., Art Power, Cambridge, MA 2008.

Groys,B., Communist Postcript, London 2010.

Gržinić, M., Retroavangarde, Wien, 1997.

Harris J, The Global Contemporary Art World, Oxford 2017.

Mignolo W.D., The Idea of Latin America, London 2005.

Milovac, T. The Misfits. Conceptualist Strategies in Croatian Contemporary Art, Zagreb 2002.

Milovac, T., Stipančić, B. (ed.), The Baltic Times. Contemporary Art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Zagreb 2001.

Pejić, B. (ed.), Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, Wien/Cologne 2011.

Piotrowski, P., Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe, London 2012.

Piotrowski Piotr, In the Shadow of Yalta Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe 1945-1989, London 2009.

Preda C., Art and Politics under Modern Dictatorships A Comparison of Chile and Romania, London 2017

Sturcz, J., The Deconstruction of the Heroic Ego: The Artist's Body as Metaphor in Hungarian Art from the Mid-80's to the Present, Budapest 1999

Šuvaković, M., Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes and Post-Avant Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991, Cambridge 2003.

Trossek, A. (ed.), Liina Siib. A Woman Takes a Little Space, 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Tallin 2011.

Vild B. (et al.), On Normality. Art in Serbia 1989-2001, Belgrade 2001.Candela, I, Art in Latin America, London 2013.