Our project focuses on non-profit, artist-run galleries as increasingly important platforms in the context of contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. Independent initiatives have a recreational role in the cultural institutional system as they are built on flexible structures and work together with young, emerging artists and curators.

The Alterum project is based on the long-term, reciprocal dialogue of four artist-run spaces from Prague (35M2), Košice (VUNU), Budapest (MŰTŐ), and Belgrade (U10).

The first part of the Alterum project was realised between February, 2020 and October, 2021. This website and the publication (printed in 400 copies) preserve, convey, and contextualise some of what the greater community of four DIY spaces and some 40 artists, curators, writers, and theorists have created over the course of one and a half year. It’s a collection of traces from the past as well as notes for and from the future, kaleidoscopic and fragmented in its nature, just as the DIY culture in our very special region. Alongside curatorial texts, project documentation and a regional space index, the catalogue features theoretic essays by Szonja Teszler (HU), Miroslava Urbanova (SK), Vítek Bohal (CZ), Darko Vukic (RS) and Ráhel Anna Molnár (HU).

Read the full publication here.

Editor: Ráhel Anna Molnár | Co-Editor: Kathryn Zazenksi
Design: Flóra Pálhegyi & Dorotka Pákh
Project coordinator: Zsófia Kókai