IS THE PEDESTAL THE ONLY THING LEFT AFTER ALL THE STATUES HAVE BEEN REMOVED?
25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the Exhibition “The Empty Pedestal” brings together a constellation of more than 40 artists from 20 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, for a total of 100 works. Videos, performances, installations, photographs, drawings and pictorial works of many artists who could not find space inside the socialist culture as well as those of the younger generation that has gained wide international recognition are at the center of this exhibition. The title alludes to a time of waiting and transition, to the ghosts that inhabit it, to something that returns while at the same time has never happened.
Artists: Marina Abramovic, Vyatscheslav Akhunov, Victor Alimpiev, Pawel Althamer, Evgeny Antufiev, Janis Avotins, Said Atabekov, Miroslav Balka, Mircea Cantor, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Thea Djordjadze, Petra Feriancova, Yona Friedman, Dmitry Gutov, Ion Grigorescu, Igor Grubic, Petrit Halilaj, Lukáš Jasanský e Martin Polák, Ilya e Emilia Kabakov, Július Koller, Jiri Kovanda, Elena Kovylina, Robert Kuśmirowski, Armando Lulaj, David Maljkovic, Vlado Martek, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Ivan Mikhailov, MoAA (Dorothy Miller), Ciprian Muresan, Deimantas Narkevicius, Roman Ondak, Adrian Paci, Tobias Putrih, Anri Sala, Kateřina Šedá, Nedko Solakov, Monika Sosnowska, Tamas St. Auby, Miroslav Tichý, Jaan Toomik, Victor Man, David Ter-Oganian e Alexandra Galkina, Goran Trbuljak, Artur Zmjewski.
Bologna, Museo Civico Archeologico, Via dell’Archiginnasio 2
The exhibition opened on the occasion of one of the most important art fair in Italy, Bologna Artefiera, from 24 to 27 of January, with 172 participating galleries and a special focus on Eastern European countries with 10 galleries from Bratislava, Budapest, Moscow, Tallinn, Ekaterinburg.