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L’Internationale European Museum Network

L’Internationale is the name of a new trans-institutional network of five major European museums and artists archives—Moderna galerija, Ljubljana; the Július Koller Society, Bratislava; the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen (M HKA). Based on the conference “Points of Connection,” which took place in Vienna in October 2010 and which was organized around central themes of the L’Internationale network, the winter issue of springerin focuses on crucial currents in avant-garde art from 1956 to 1986. The contributions range from contextualizations of post-war avant-gardes, both in their social and political embeddings as well as in their international dimensions, to attempts at re-writing the canon that has given such a predominant role to Western art practices. In bringing together voices and perspectives from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, L’Internationale asks what a new transnational zone for museums and archives devoted to post-war avant-gardes might look like.


Immanuel Wallerstein: The World-System Since 1945
Jef Geys: ABC, Ècole des Paris
Piotr Piotrowski: Nationalized Avant-gardes
Branka Stipančić: The Internationalization of Croatian Culture Since the 1960’s
Ješa Denegri: The New Tendencies Exhibition Series and Its International Dimension
Eda Čufer: The Art System and Avant-gardes After World War II
Christian Höller In Conversation With Marko Pogačnik and Peter Weibel
Cristina Freire: Contact Zone South–East
Graciela Carnevale: Thinking the Archive (Tucumán Arde)

Artscribe: Reviews about “Freedom of Speech” (NBK Berlin), “Shockworkers of the Mobile Image” (First Ural Industrial Biennial), Focus Łódź Biennale 2010, Hito Steyerl – In Free Fall, Bruce Conner (Kunsthalle Vienna), “Living Across – Spaces of Migration” (xhibit Vienna), plus many more.

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