Exhibition “The Promises of the Past” at Centre Pompidou

The exhibition "Crossing nations and generations/The Promises of The Past" at Centre Pompidou presents the works of over 50 artists mostly hailing from Central and Eastern Europe. Twenty years after the fall of Berlin wall, the exhibition looks at Europe's former East/West divide, and challenges the idea of art history as something linear and continuous.

The exhibition highlights the works of some the most emblematic artists of the former East Europe countries and underlines their influence on the international art scene today. Some of these are already well-known as: Marina Abramovic, Sanja Ivekovic, Dimitrije Basicevic Mangelos, Julius Koller, Alina Szapocznikow and Edward Krasinski.

The exhibition comprises 160 works of art, across all disciplines, as well as sources, archives and documents.

"Crossing nations and generations/ The Promises of The Past"

1950-2010, A Discontinuous History of Art in Former East Europe

runs till July 19th, 2010.

Centre Pompidou