The aim of the conference within the project 90s: Scars is to encourage the further study of the art of the 1990s, as well as a broader dialogue amongst researchers who are dealing in the various aspects of the art and society of Central and Eastern Europe of that decade.

Immediately after the opening of the exhibition 90s: Scars is organised an international conference whose aim is to encourage the further study of the art of the 1990s, as well as a broader dialogue amongst researchers who are dealing in the various aspects of the art and society of Central and Eastern Europe of that decade. Open to scientists, independent researchers, curators and theorists, this conference encourages new reflections and contextualisations of this turbulent period. The conference touches upon themes such as the interrelationship of national, international and transnational social and cultural spaces in the newly-developed states, the new historiographies of the art of Central and Eastern Europe and the new organisational and communication models of the cultural sector, created in the 1990s. Along with the examining of the touched upon points of art and political activism, the conference also includes a critical reading of the extensive exhibitions dedicated to the artistic practices of Central and Eastern Europe organised during the 1990s, plus a reflection on the continuities and innovations in curatorial practices and concepts of this period.

The conference’s concept was devised by Sanja Sekelj (HR) and Janka Vukmir (HR).