Dates: 23 March - 15 April

Time: On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3 pm and 6 pm CET

Technical background: Zoom

Deadline: 14 March

Fee: 400 Euro 


Easttopics East Talks online program offers you the possibility to participate in courses, lectures and discussions about the CEE contemporary art world with flexibility, wherever you are based. Composed of lectures and presentations by curators, artists and researchers, the first Easttopics East Talks program aims to give deep insight into historical and contemporary performance art of the CEE region.

During four weeks, this online course will cover a large spectrum of specific areas of knowledge in performance art, and is specially conceived for an audience in close contact with cultural, artistic, curatorial and performatives domains wishing to deepen and intensify their understanding of contemporary art, its social impact and its power to foster change. The Easttopics East Talks program is designed to nurture a more comprehensive understanding of contemporary culture and art, its institutional status, its market as well as to think the boundaries between different fields of art in a more permeable way.

Video conferences are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm CET. Recordings will be available after each day in case you miss a live session.

The live video conferences will run on Zoom, please check the technical requirements here.

Live captioning will be available during the video conference.



Katalin BALÁZS / Róna KOPECZKY / Jasmina TUMBAS / Marko STAMENKOVIĆ / Rose LEJEUNE / Selma SELMAN / Tatiana FIODOROVA / Lukas HOFFMANN / Andrea FAJGERNÉ DUDÁS / Tanja OSTOJIĆ / Alexander MANUILOFF / Katarina ŠEVIĆ  / Tehnica SCHWEIZ / Mladen MILJANOVIĆ / Kateřina ŠEDÁ / Jasmina CIBIC / Katarzyna KOZYRA / Sebastian CICHOCKI / SOHARÓZA and many more under confirmation



1st week: Theoretical and historical approach 

23 March

  • The institutional turn of performance art from the 1960s to now

  • The performance as social memory: databases, international research agencies, schools of performance; independent initiatives

  • Critical audiences and censorship


25 March

  • Historical approach : Hungary-Poland-Romania

  • Historical approach: Ex-Yugoslavia

  • Historical approach : Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria


2nd week: Performance today

30 March 

  • Performance today in the CEE region

  • Three generations of performance artists 

  • Roundtable


1 April  

  • Contemporary performance art market (art fairs, galleries, museums, interdisciplinary festivals, biennials and others)

  • Institutionalizing performance: from exhibitions to acquisition

  • Roundtable


3rd week: Politics and the Body

6 April / Politics and Minority

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation


8 April / Political Body

  • Introduction to the thematic (Marina Abramovic, Sanja Ivekovic, Natalia LL…)

  • Artist presentation 

  • Artist presentation


4th week: Performance and its community and audience

13 April: Theatre based approach 

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation


15 April: The community / audience as a creator

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation

  • Artist presentation        

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