Shape Of Time – Future Of Nostalgia
20 Apr - 09 Oct 2016
20 April – 09 October 2016
Curators: Adriana Oprea, Nathalie Hoyos, Rainald Schumacher
Artists: Mihuț Bosçu-Kafchin, Yane Calovski, Stanisław Dróżdż, Ksenia Gnilitska, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güres, Petrit Halilaj, Vladimir Houdek, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Ali Kazma, Šejla Kamerić, Lesia Khomenko, Genti Korini, Eva Kotátková, Zofia Kulik, Vlado Martek, Radenko Milak, Sükran Moral, Ciprian Mureşan, Vlad Nancă, Ioana Nemes, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi, Agnieszka Polska, Tobias Putrih, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović.
‘Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia’ emphasises the strong narrative aspect of Eastern European art, relating the history of and stories from the countries of Eastern Europe. They are stories that reveal an engagement with the past or a vision of the future; all are characterised by a reflection on how history is constructed and modified. Who is telling the narratives? How is time shaped? It counts for the past as well as for the future. ‘Nostalgia’, as Svetlana Boym analyses in ‘The Future of Nostalgia’ is a symptom of our age. It may seem retrospective, but ‘the fantasies of the past, determined by the needs of the present, have a direct impact on the realities of the future’.