A compendium

Things that would not have been easily accessible because of how the world works.


❤️ How people write


Decolonial aesthesis

It was (and still remains) the western aesthetics which exploits the eastern aesthesis – the process of sensory perception of the world by the person through the visual, auditory and other forms of perception.

Author: Michel Maffesoli, Walter Mignolo, Rolando Vazquez, Madina Tlostanova
Link: vimeo.com
Year: 1991
Country: France, Argentina, Russia


Artpool is an archive, a library and a research center founded in 1979 in Budapest by György Galántai and Júlia Klaniczay to collect and give space to current art practices that were mostly not accessible for the wide public due to the official cultural policies.

Year: since 1979
Country: Budapest, Hungary

Gender Histories of Eastern Europe

Гендерные истории Восточной Европы (под ред. Е.Гаповой, А.Пето и А.Усмановой) (Минск: ЕГУ Пресс, 2002) (Gender Histories of Eastern Europe (co-editors – E.Gapova and A.Peto), Minsk, European Humanities University, 2002

Author: co-editors – E.Gapova and A.Peto
Year: 2002
Country: Belarus


Paragraphie is the materialization/zine of a lengthy dialogue between the members of the Macedonian collective Assemblage Atlas. The collective is exploring and questioning the institutional world of art and it’s possible restructuring.

Author: Assemblage Atlas
Year: 2018
Country: Macedonia

Queer Archives Institute

Polish artist Karol Radziszewski collaborates with activists and researchers to build the Central and Eastern Europe’s Queer Archives.

Author: Karol Radziszewski
Year: 2015 - ongoing
Country: Poland

Cartelisation of Art

The phenomena of cartelisation of art comes from the assurance that there are art actors who need to be protected or patronized what legitimates not only the immanence of power within the community but also the authority of this community outside.

Author: Suhail Malik
Link: iksv.org
Year: 2013
Country: UK

Alma Sodnik

University of Ljubljana was established in the new political order after the first world war, with it came the Faculty of Arts (1919) and the Department of Philosophy (1920). Among the prominent figures that contributed to the institutionalisation of philosophical thought in Slovenia was Dr. Alma Sodnik.

Year: 1975
Country: Slovenia

Pavel Barša

Educated as philosopher and political scientist at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Pavel Barša elaborates on topics of post-colonial theory, politics of identity, multiculturalism, feminism and theory of international relations.

Year: *1960
Country: Czech Republic

Kassák Museum

The exhibition programme of Kassák Museum in Budapest is exemplary in a way how they deal with the legacy of Lajos Kassák, one of the most influential avant-garde writers and artists of Hungary.

Country: Budapest, Hungary

Hybrid Cultures

Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity, a foundational book to Latin American cultural studies.

Author: Néstor García Canclini
Year: 1989
Country: Argentina

Women and Fine Art in Indonesia

Wanita dan Seni Rupa di Indonesia. Sanento Yuliman maybe the only scholar who really addressed sexual differences within artists in modern Indonesian era.

Author: Sanento Yuliman
Year: 1988
Country: Indonesia

Tima Radya


Country: Russia


Věra Chytilová, Sedmikrásky/Daisies, 1966, 74 min

Author: Věra Chytilová
Year: 1966
Country: Czechoslovakia

Forgotten Heritage

An online European Avant-Garde art archive. The male dominant situation in the Polish art sphere have somehow caused a huge amount of women artists who just disappeared from the memory and discourse.

Country: Poland

Toward a Revolutionary Feminist Pedagogy

Chapter “Toward a Revolutionary Feminist Pedagogy” from Talking Back: thinking feminist, by Bell Hooks

Author: Bell Hooks
Year: 1989

Poor But Sexy

Agata Pyzik, Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West, Zero Books, London: 2014

Author: Agata Pyzik
Year: 2014
Country: United Kingdom

The School of Engaged Art

The School of Engaged Art is a permanent educational initiative, founded by the collective Chto Delat in 2013. From 2013 to 2017 the school involved more than 80 young people into the process of studying in the School.

Country: Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Milena Bartlová

Originally trained as historian of medieval art, Milena Bartlová brought into Czech art history contemporary theory of Bruno Latour, in order to explain the role and social effects of religious icons.

Year: *1958
Country: Czech Republic

Soundtrack for a 10 days gathering…

…on curatorial practice (without curating). So, there you go, this is a soundtrack for this compendium: Music as a turbo- transmittable form.

Author: Magdalena Walpoth
Year: 2018
Country: Colombia

The Unreliable People

The documentary ‘Koryo Saram – The Unreliable People’ tells the story of survival in the open steppe country and the sweep of Soviet history through the eyes of Koryo Saram – the deported Koreans – who were labeled by Stalin as enemies of the state. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in issues of diaspora, ethnic cleansing, identity, and Russian/Kazakhstan history.

Author: Y. David Chung, Matt Dibble
Year: 2007
Country: Kazakhstan

Queering Waste Through Camp

“Like queer theory, discard studies is interested in uneven remainders, things that don’t fit neatly into categories. “

Author: Guy Schaffer
Year: 2015

Ondrej Jajcaj

Have you ever thought of the strangest hobby possible? Ondrej Jajcaj has got one – uncovering people’s corpses and stealing their dentures buried together with person’s remains.

Year: *1970
Country: Slovakia


Ruth Noack
Grace Samboh
Agustina Andreoletti
Argentina ~ Germany
Domen Ograjenšek
Slovenia ~ Austria
Judit Szalipszki
Hungary ~ Netherlands
Lukáš Likavčan
Czech Republic
Magdalena Walpoth
Italy ~ Colombia
Maximilian Lehner
Polina Vulf
Russia ~ Belgium
Sebastjan Brank
Slovenia ~ Germany
Tia Čiček
Roman Sergeevitch
Vera Zalutskaya
Belarus ~ Poland
Yana Gaponenko