The Non-Aligned Modernity | Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection exhibition takes as its topic the most radical, critical art of Eastern Europe and show the region of Eastern Europe as a complex area of artistic practices that have autonomously developed behind the Iron Curtain, thus creating a different, alternative and engaged art. The foundations of this art are found in the first Avant-Gardes, and they form a base for the entire art production system of the following generations. This line of artistic production – “the Other Line”, as defined by art theorist Ješa Denegri, acted as a wing of resistance to the mainstream.
The exhibition is based on the works from the conceptually most complete and most relevant private collection of Eastern European artistic practices – the Marinko Sudac Collection, a collection developed on a strategy completely different from the classical notion of collecting. The Collection, which includes not only artworks, but as well artists’ archives, events archives, correspondence and documentary material, gives and overview of art that used a myriad of artistic visual practices to give the most radical critique of the system.
The exhibition is based on the works from the Marinko Sudac Collection and includes over 120 artists, groups and documentary material of independent spaces and events. The exhibition will feature over 700 works, photo-documentation and archival material, in the media of painting, drawing, collage, photography, photograms, films, recordings, works on paper, concepts, manifestos, projects, sculptures, objects, installations, and ambients.
The exhibition is organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the General Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Milan and the Milan Tourist Board.
Marina Abramović, Milan Adamčiak, Karel Adamus, At the Moment Exhibiton, Gábor Attalai, Vojin Bakić, Balatonboglár Gallery, Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos (Gorgona) , László Beke, Jerzy Bereś, Slavko Bogdanović (KOD), BOSCH+BOSCH Group, Vladimír Boudník, Eugen Brikcius, Boris Bućan, Dubravko Budić (TOK), Dalibor Chatrný, Marijan Ciglić (OHO), Attila Csernik (BOSCH+BOSCH), Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan, Drago Dellabernardina (BOSCH+BOSCH), Boris Demur (Group of Six Authors), Braco Dimitrijević, Nuša and Srečo Dragan, Miklós Erdélyi, EXAT-51 Group, Family from Šempas Group, Eugen Feller, Ferenc Ficzek (Pécsi Műhely), Stano Filko, First Open Studio, Ivo Gattin, Tibor Gáyor, GEFF – Genre Film Festival, Iztok Geister (OHO), Gorgona Group, Tomislav Gotovac, Group of Six Authors, Milan Grygar, Vladimir Gudac (TOK), Gyula Gulyas, Tibor Hajas, Matjaž Hanžek (OHO), László Haris , Károly Hopp-Halász (Pécsi Műhely) , Miljenko Horvat (Gorgona) , Sanja Iveković, Željko Jerman (Group of Six Authors), Marijan Jevšovar (Gorgona), György Jovánovics, Željko Kipke, Károly Kismányoky (Pécsi Műhely), László Kerekeš, Miroslav Klivar, Julije Knifer (Gorgona), Milan Knížák, J.H. Kocman, KOD Group, Běla Kolářová, Július Koller, Gyula Konkoly, Vladimir Kopicl (KOD), Jarosław Kozłowski, Ivan Kožarić (Gorgona), Naško Križnar (OHO) , Andrzej Lachowicz, Katalin Ladik (BOSCH+BOSCH), László Lakner, Otis Laubert, Natalia LL, Vlado Martek (Group of Six Authors), Slavko Matković (BOSCH+BOSCH), Dora Maurer, Karel Miler, Era Milivojević, Marijan Molnar, Antun Motika, Marian Mudroch, NET Gallery, David Nez (OHO), Koloman Novak, Ladislav Novák, OHO Group, Attila Pálfalusi, Mihovil Pansini, Pécsi Műhely Group, Permafo Gallery, Géza Perneczky, Vladimir Petek, Ivan Picelj, Sándor Pinczehelyi (Pécsi Műhely), Marko Pogačnik (OHO), Jan Pokorný, Bogdanka Poznanović, Božidar Rašica, Red Peristyle, Józef Robakowski, Đuro Seder (Gorgona), Rudolf Sikora, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Aleksanda Srnec, Tamás St. Auby, Jan Steklik, Sven Stilinović (Group of Six Authors), Mladen Stilinović (Group of Six Authors) , Josip Stošić, László Szalma (BOSCH+BOSCH), Kálmán Szijártó (Pécsi Műhely), Bálint Szombathy (BOSCH+BOSCH), Petr Štembera, Slobodan Tišma (KOD), Raša Todosijević, TOK Group, Endre Tót, Desider Tóth, Goran Trbuljak, Gera Urkom, Jiří Valoch, Josip Vaništa (Gorgona), Verbumprogram, Fedor Vučemilović, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Jan Wojnar, Jana Želibská