Titles by Subject
Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe: History Memory Identity
Edited by Filippo Maggia, Contribution by Claudia Fini and Francesca Lazzarini
About This Book
A wide-ranging and detailed survey dedicated to the protagonists of the contemporary art scene in Eastern Europe. As the title suggests, history, memory and identity are the principle "open questions" for many countries in Eastern Europe that have over the past twenty years seen their course in history change radically in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9th, 1989. The catalogue includes twenty-nine artists from eighteen countries, including the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia and Croatia, many of which are presented here for the first time in a survey comprising more than 150 photographs, films and video-installations. History Memory Identity marks a continuation of Asian Dub Photography (Skira, 2009) dedicated to Far Eastern art.
About the Author
Filippo Maggia teaches History of Contemporary Photography and Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. He collaborates with art journals both in Italy and abroad.