Rearview Mirror


The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Alberta are pleased to present the accompanying publication to the exhibition Rearview Mirror, curated by Christopher Eamon and on view at The Power Plant from 1 July - 5 September, 2011. The exhibition and publication bring together the work of a new generation of artists from the diverse backgrounds and histories of Central and Eastern Europe. Looking both to the past and to the future, the artists included in the exhibition challenge accepted notions of Eastern Europe as being a social, political and art historical monolith.

Rather than attempt to classify “Easterness” in some way, this exhibition focuses on a new generation of artists and their practices. Based not on geopolitical location, but on the manner in which the artists work, this exhibition and catalogue foreground more experimental approaches in non-traditional media. The artists included often use objects in a conceptual manner and there is a strong representation of film and video work. Moreover, it does not claim to be representative or encyclopedic of art of the East; some countries are not even represented. Rather, this exhibition and its accompanying catalogue bring together the work of a new generation of artists from diverse backgrounds and histories as a kind of preliminary experiment through which we may find moments of dialogue.

This 100-page casebound catalogue features a striking foil-stamped cover, and includes full colour images, biographies of the twenty-two artists and insightful essays by the exhibition’s curator Christopher Eamon, as well as by the curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Zoran Erić; professor at the Institute of Art History Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Andrzej Szczerski; and the curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas.

Product Information

  • Author(s): Andrzej Szczerski, Catherine Crowston, Christopher Eamon, Gregory Burke, Raimundas Malašauskas, Zoran Erić
  • Publisher: The Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Year: 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-88950-160-7
  • Pages: 100
  • Illustrations: Colour and black/white
  • Dimensions: 24 x 29 cm
  • Availability: In stock