Budapest, Hungary

Black and white outlines map of europe, where the eastern european countries are coloured blue. Additionaly theire is a list of countries presented at the left side of the picture. (c) Easttopics

Rona Kopeczky from Easttopics joined us for the onAIRISM - challenges and transitions workshop in May 2021

Easttopics is a non-profit initiative launched in 2013, led by young art professionals based in Hungary and Serbia and dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. Working as a think tank for the Eastern European art communities, Easttopics is a genuinely interdisciplinary cooperative which goal is to draw the Eastern contemporary art field and the international art scene closer to each other.

This cross-border project takes form as an expanding online website and database focusing on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

East Call / Curatorial residency

East Call curatorial residency is an intensive two-week program that looks directly at the roles and responsibilities of curators as mediators between audiences and artists, examines research directions and dissects curatorial experience, expertise. The residency focuses on contemporary curatorial conditions, institutional situations and the understanding of issues affecting contemporary art. East Call aims to foster dialogues on issues surrounding curation and to interrogate what constitutes “the curatorial” in the Central European region.

The Programme is designed for emerging curators and students who expect to work in the field of contemporary art.