Critical Writing Index

In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe (Introduction): Neither East nor West (Historical background and Context)

In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe, 1995, pp. 1-17

Toronto: YYZ Artists' Outlet, 1995

The introduction and the historical background are two (2) separate articles both written by Nina Czegledy for the show In Sight: Media Art from the Middle of Europe. The aim of the exhibition is to display the contemporary concerns and expressions in media art emerging from 'Central' Europe, specifically Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Four (4) articles detailing the situation and practices within the aforementioned countries and the future of video art are also contained within the exhibition catalogue.

The exhibition is meant to create awareness about the creative and diverse practices in video art from these countries and their current perspectives on the developing issues pertaining to a post-communist reality. The countries mentioned are emerging from times of highly controlled public spheres and allowances of expression. Various forms of social dissent and action have provided a supportive environment for the development of these forms of art. Old political, societal and cultural barriers have collapsed and new ones are not yet in place. The works exhibited display this time of flux and the struggle of establishment for the involved countries and people.

ITEM 1995.055 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Wittgenstein Tractatus (Excerpts)Pter Forgcs

FuneralAndrs Slyom

Gypsy BalladAndrs Salamon

MirrorVirg Csejdy

TransparencyMagda Kubinyi

Luna 10Marina Grzinic

Luna 10Aina Smid

Disk (Discus)Natasa Prosenc

BallabendeJasna Hribernik

About OldnessMarilena Preda Sanc

CiaconaAlexandru Solomon

CiaconaRadu Igazsag

Acoustic AppleJozef Robakowski

Associations of ArchetypesBarbara Konopka

UntitledWojciech Zamiara

RunnerPiotr Wyrzykowski

DraculalandSubREAL: Calin Dan

DraculalandSubREAL: Josif Kiraly

DraculalandSubREAL: Don Mihaltianu