In anticipation of Art Collection Telekom’s exhibition, Fragile Sense of Hope, we’ve rolled out four interviews with contemporary artists from Eastern Europe who will appear at the show.
Our interview with Şükran Moral uncovered a provocative practice that involves incendiary public acts from public sex to self-mutilation, whereas our time with Croatian multimedia artist Igor Grubić showed that urgent political issues can be handled with a more playful touch. Our chat with Bosnian artist Šejla Kamerić served as a further reminder of the horrors of war which many of the exhibition’s artists have learnt to live with, and it showed how a varied approach to the arts can also tackle problems that have scarred Eastern Europe in the artists’ lifetime. We also uncovered an interview from 2012 in which Max Dax talked to Romanian artist, writer, and cartoonist Dan Perjovschi about the intersection between journalism, activism, and art.
Fragile Sense of Hope features a selection of works from Art Collection Telekom artists in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, and it opens at Berlin’s me Collectors Room/Stiftung Olbricht on this Friday, October 10. The exhibit will close on November 23.