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Installation view. Group of Six Authors and the Croatian scene. Photo: Andrej Šaprić

Non-Aligned Modernity. Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection

FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
Milan, Italy
Through December 23, 2016

The largest all-encompassing exhibition of exclusively Eastern European art ever presented opened in the FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy - NON-ALIGNED MODERNITY. Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection.


Installation view. Independent exhibiting spaces - Non-Aligned Modernity Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition. Photo: Andrej Šaprić

In the impressive set-up with 10 room, there is 700 artworks and 120 artists, art group and related phenomena presented. The list includes artists from the ex-Yugoslav countries - Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Eastern-European countries - Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The foundations of this art are found in the first Avant-Gardes and they form a base for the entire art production system of the following generations.  This line of artistic production - "the Other Line", as defined by art theorist Ješa Denegri, existed parallely with the mainstream artistic production. 


Installation view.EXAT 51 and Aleksandar Srnec - Non-Aligned Modernity Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition. Photo: Andrej Šaprić

The exhibition is based on the works from the conceptually most complete and most relevant private collection of Eastern European artistic practices - the Marinko Sudac Collection, a collection developed on a strategy completely different from the classical notion of collecting. This exhibition, curated by Marco Scotini (with Andris Brinkmanis and Lorenzo Paini), which includes not only artworks, but as well artists' archives, events archives, correspondence and documentary material, gives an overview of the art that used a myriad of artistic visual practices to give the most radical critique of the system, in the timeframe from the 1950s to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Non-Aligned Modernity. Eastern European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition uses a diverse range of media and gives the most cohesive volume of information on the art scene in Eastern Europe, created with the aim to show the continuation of artistic practices created on the legacies of the first Avant-Gardes, and shaped by the system in which they were created in.


Installation view. Slovak artists (Stano Filko, Julius Koller) Non-Aligned Modernity Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition. Photos: Andrej Šaprić


Installation view. Hungarian artists - Non-Aligned Modernity Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition. Photo: Andrej Šaprić

The core of the exhibition is the Gorgona group, formed in Zagreb in 1959, and active until 1966/1968. Gorgona's members were artists Josip Vaništa, Julije Knifer, Marijan Jevšovar, Đuro Seder, Ivan Kožarić, Miljenko Horvat, and art critics Radoslav Putar, Matko Meštrović i Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos.

Curator: Marco Scotini, in collaboration with Andris Brinkmanis and Lorenzo Paini

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