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How the history of contemporary art in Middle Europe developed …

In this tab, we collect art facts about the development of contemporary art in Middle Europe. The arrangement of entries is chronological. Primary categorization is done in historical order. Thus, it reflects the dynamics of art development. We do not categorize events here, starting with countries or regions or the names of individual artists. However, the nationality of the artist and the place of the event are marked in each entry.

Based on the methodological assumptions (see the Methodology tab), we want to, first of all, publish events that, on the basis of historical analyzes made by art historians, will be identified as key, most radical or exceptional. The selection of such events can be supplemented, for example, by links leading to already existing sites containing such a timeline of places or artists.

We encourage you to share your knowledge with us and contribute as the authors of the Middle Europe timeline.

Visegrád Group countries


Czech Republic







Social and political facts that influenced both the entire region of Central Europe and at the same time affected the domestic situation in V4 countries.

This Context Timeline proves how historical dynamics varied from country to country. And this despite – it would seem – the common history of the countries separated by the Iron Curtain from the rest of Europe and the world, with the totalitarian governments under Soviet Russia’s control.

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