AFTER THE FALL
September 19, 2010 – July 21 2011
Knoxville Museum of Art: October 27, 2011 – February 5, 2012
18 Artists from 6 Countries in Eastern and Central Europe
Emerging Artists from East and Central Europe opening reception 3-5 pm
round table discussion with the participating artists 5-7 pm
Some of the most impressive new art today, especially in painting and video, is coming from Eastern and Central Europe's former communist countries. After the Fall attempts to understand how this art differs from art in the West and, more importantly, why artists from this region are making such compelling work at this moment.
Countries included in After the Fallare Croatia (Elvis Krstulovic, Marin Majic, Goran Skofic, Josip Tiric, Zlatan Vehabovic) Czech Republic(Josef Bolf, Daniel Pitin), Hungary(Zsolt Bodoni, Alexander Tinei, Attila Szucs), Latvia (Janis Avotins), Romania (Leonardo Silaghi, Marius Bercea, Adrian Ghenie, Ion Grigorescu, Serban Savu, Ciprian Muresan) and Slovenia(Matija Brumen).
This is a heterogeneous political, social, cultural and religious region, each having evolved differently after the fall of their governmental systems.
For After the Fall,founders of HVCCA, Marc and Livia Straus, visited over 1,500 artists' studios, galleries, art schools, alternative spaces, and museums.
After the Fall is made possible with the generous support of:
ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY, Romanian Cultural Institute, New York,NY, Czech Center New York, NY and Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, D.C., Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, NY and the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia, New York, NY.