A Miracle or Misunderstanding

Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries: Field Reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan


Publisher: CEC ArtsLink, New York, USA and St. Petersburg, Russia © 2019


“Socially engaged art in the former Soviet countries is either a miracle or a misunderstanding, for there are too many reasons why it should not exist.” (Viktor Misiano)

In this unique resource, artists, thinkers, and practitioners share their experience, knowledge, and research about social practice art in 11 countries, including its history, current practices, impact, perception, and documentation.

This study grew out of CEC ArtsLink’s commitment to support international cultural mobility and new models to creatively address socio-political concerns, transforming urban environments, and engaging local communities. It serves to connect the broader international arts community to the post-Soviet region and advocate for the importance of transnational cultural exchange.

We invite readers to engage with this publication, to post their impressions, to share their experiences in the region, and to ask questions. Please download the publication to enable all links.


Eurasian Cultural Alliance Public Association

Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty

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