• Notes from the Underground. Music and Alternative Art in Eastern Europe, 1968-1994

Crowley, David and Muzyczuk, Daniel, 2016, Show, Exhibition or Event, Notes from the Underground. Music and Alternative Art in Eastern Europe, 1968-1994

Abstract or Description:

This major exhibition is the product of three years research into the history of underground art and music in Eastern Europe under communist rule. It sets out to demonstrate how the musical/cultural formations of rock and punk penetrated deeply into the visual and performance practices of artists in Eastern Europe. It argues that 'underground' was a label forced on these groups by the largely critical responses of the authorities to what they perceived as threatening aspects of youth culture. The research resulted in a major exhibition - featuring more than 60 works from 8 countries (former Soviet republics, Eastern Bloc states and former Yugoslavia). Many of the original works no longer exist and so the exhibition has also been an investigation into the practices and ethics of reconstruction. The exhibition is accompanied by a 450 pp book largely written and edited by the two curators, Crowley and Muzyczyk. It also features 11 essays / articles in translation from the period, many of which were originally published in samizdat form. The exhibition is planned to travel to Brno in 2017 and Berlin in 2018. it is accompanied by conferences and talks at all venues, including a major conference planned for spring 2018 in Berlin.

Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V350 History of Art
Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music > W330 History of Music
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2027

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