eastcontemporary is a contemporary art gallery and project space dedicated to research, development and promotion of contemporary art and culture through exhibitions, public program, publications and partnerships.
Our mission is to foster creativity, facilitate artistic exchange and offer opportunities for emerging artists to network, research and create career-defining exhibitions.
Our exhibition program aims specifically, but not exclusively, to provide a global perspective on Central and East European art scene. Our goal is to contribute to international recognition and greater visibility of the artists from this part of Europe.
eastcontemporary’s program notion circles around the idea of the invisible threshold of the West and the East, which can be otherwise seen as the West and non-West. Since our goal is to understand, question and negotiate the ideologies and connotations associated with cultural constructs, especially those noted in the European area, we particularly encourage artistic practices that expand discourses around perceived dichotomies, contemporary disorientation and our capacity of adaptation in transnational and globalized times. Through the reassessment of the past, the present and the future, our program aims to stimulate critical consciousness and the understanding of the multi-layered worldviews.
Despite its Central and East European-focused subject matter, which we aim to bring, physically and theoretically, closer to the mainstream Western narrative, eastcontemporary is not an attempt to reorient the gaze towards this subject only, but rather to create a tangible bridge between Eastern and Western artistic communities.