The transforming institutional system of the art field is the main focus of my interest: what can be the role and responsibility of art institutes in the times of social and political changes? How does the given political, economical and social background determine these institutes? How these changes relate to the transitory formations of art institutes?
In my presentation I will outline transitoriness as a time-frame of the transforming societies in relation to political-economic power distributions in the Central and Eastern European transitional countries. Through this approach I will focus on the institutional changes interrelated with the transitional period, and also I will present a possibility for research and presentation of transitory art and artistic research materials through the idea of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas.The relevance of the question of institutional transformations is emphasized by the necessity of the reflection to the continuous Eastern European transformations, the current political changes in the EU region, and especially by the politically indicated transformation of the cultural sector. The recent figures are intensifying the call for a thorough understanding and analysis of the role and direction of art institutes.