Vol. 105 No. 105 (2022): Give My Regards to Those You Connect! Cultural Interactions Between South America and Eastern Europe
In their critical reconsiderations of the Western canon of art history, the researchers in this volume are calling for a rejection of the hierarchical approach towards art history and are inviting us to regard the latter from a more global and thus more horizontal perspective, which involves rethinking its geography, and recognising the new cultural connections. As the art history and the humanities in general experience a global turn, we see a significant increase in the amount of research on the cultural relations between the geographically remote regions. The artistic connections between South America and Eastern Europe is one such example of a previously under-researched area that is currently experiencing a growing interest.
The aim of this volume is to expand and deepen our understanding of the artistic connections between South America and Eastern Europe, enrich this field of research with new personalities, works of art and literature, notable exhibitions, and take up the unexpected perspectives. The title – Give My Regards to Those You Connect! Cultural Interactions Between South America and Eastern Europe – features a quote from the art project by Francisco Tomsich and exemplifies the importance of connections that differ in kind and intensity.