Focal points

  • Independent platform for global discussion
  • Exchange ideas and research materials
  • Looking for cooperation
  • Publication possibilities and information about publishing
  • Information about relevant events 
  • Pool of announcements 
  • Operating of an internal database
  • Introducing students, scholars, artists and researchers through personal profiles 


This website provides an independent platform for a global discussion on European art scenes that, for the most part, developed in a marginalized “second public sphere”. Geopolitically, we are focusing on countries in which, in the course of the construction of state socialist regimes during the Cold War, all forms of artistic autonomy came at the price of not being allowed to network and had to be achieved parallel to a controlled form of communication that was in conformity with the system. More