The Edge of It publication was created as part of the Peripheries of Europe Europe of Peripheries project, whose assumptions are based on the simultaneous implementation of two fields of activity. One focus on a joint study of the condition of the periphery of Europe, in which a team of professionals and related art institutions take part. The second sector focuses on the audience gathering, the widest possible group of people interested in peripheral art, regardless of who they are and where they come from.
The Edge of It
The effect of this cooperation is the book. A collection of articles and interviews dealing with contemporary art in the context of the mainstream and periphery categories. However, this is not a statistical portrait of artists from the off-world and top artists - who weather drink champagnes or igristoje, or whose opinion counts, has a market value, aesthetic - only a discussion about what significantly affects the shape of contemporary art, what defines it and how the process takes place. The question of the interdependence between what is happening in the spotlight and what is happening at the roadside is about whether there is a real boundary between one zone of action and the other, and what value this border has. The starting position for all the collected texts was the edge, the mobile point, the place where the most interesting, intelligent, juicy, often radical, revolutionary and involved phenomena in contemporary art which do not occasionally emerge.
Each of the artists, curators, collectors and critics with whom the conversation takes place in its own way exceeds this transitional moment between the margins and the center and introduces a unique perspective on how the art world works.
Maja and Reuben Fowkes
Irena Lagator Pejović
Authors of interviews:
Dorota Sosnowska, Jacek Sosnowski
Cooperation: Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw
Binding: hard cover with dust jacket
Number of pages: 170
Price: 15 euro