Alternate Title New Europe/New Ideas: New Europe, New Art? with Annie Cohen-Solal, Jane Kramer, Mario Platero, Ursula Zeller, Jeffrey Peck
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Co-sponsored with The New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics. A special session linked with BAM's "Ten Years After the Wall: A Focus on Eastern and Central Europe, 1989-1999," New Europe, New Art? emphasizes how art and art production have been impacted by the transfer of specific European nations to democracy and capitalism. Addressing the argument that censorship, ironically, promoted a vibrant artist life in unexpected ways, the panel asks the question: Has the advent of democracy brought with it at times a loss of the artist's purpose or identity?
Participants: Annie Cohen-Solal, author; Jane Kramer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Mario Platero, North American Bureau Chief, Il Sole 24 Ore; Ursual Zeller, Head of Exhibitions, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart. Moderator: Jeffrey Peck, Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Director, Canadian Center for German and European Studies.