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IRWIN's project “East Art Map” takes its cue from Alfred H. Barr's seminal diagram illustrating the development of Western abstract art, IRWIN's “East Art Map” is a retrospective (re)construction and mapping of Eastern European Art (1920-2001). It also implies placing a radical hold on the process of historicization that is taking place too quickly (equal to the process of forgetting) of different spaces, places and territories in the world. The “East Art Map” makes visible what was for decades beyond the gaze of Western (first capitalist world) history. The “East Art Map” is important, as it offers a way of perceiving the (new) avant-garde movement not simply as the space of (disturbing) Otherness, but as the Other, the Second, the Third Space.

M.G.


  • Artist: IRWIN
  • Original Title: East Art Map
  • Year: 2002/2005
  • Material: digital (lambda) print
  • Dimensions: Original Size: 148 x 194 cm (58 1/4 x 76 3/8 in.) Framed: 157 x 203 cm (61 13/16 x 79 15/16 in.)
  • Inventory no.: K098
  • Category: poster
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