A MIRACLE OR MISUNDERSTANDING
SOCIALLY ENGAGED PRACTICES IN THE ART PROSPECT NETWORK COUNTRIES
Field Reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Publisher: CEC ArtsLink, New York, USA and St. Petersburg, Russia.
“Socially engaged art in the former Soviet countries is either a miracle or a misunderstanding, for there are too many reasons why it should not exist.” (Viktor Misiano)
This publication grew out of CEC ArtsLink’s commitment to support international cultural mobility and new models for creatively addressing socio-political concerns, transforming urban environments, and engaging local communities. It serves to connect the broader international arts community to the post-Soviet region and advocate for the importance of transnational cultural exchange. It addresses the need for greater information about regional creative social practice initiatives through essays and interviews by artists, thinkers, and practitioners from eleven countries.
We invite readers to engage with this publication, to post their impressions, to share their experiences in the region, and to ask questions.