Collecting Eastern-European Art
FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
09. November 2016

The talk focused on the rediscovery of movements and artists who are still undervalued, and  shed light on the development of the art market in these countries.


  • Solene Guillier, Director GB Agency, Paris
  • Lorenzo Paini, Collector and Co-Curator of the exhibition "Non-Aligned Modernity"
  • Marco Scotini, Director of FM Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Rainald Schumacher, Curator of the Deutsche Telekom Collection

Marco Scotini, curator of the exhibition and director of the center, traced the history of the reception of the avant-garde movements of the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe through the most significant exhibitions and publications that have been made on this side of the wall. Furthermore Scotini spoke about the presence of these artists in the Italian collections.

Co-curator and collector Lorenzo Paini spoke about his experience as a member of REEAC - Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern in London. Two foreign guests talked about the international reception of these movements: gallerist Solene Guillier, co-founder of the gallery gb agency in Paris, reported her experience in France and abroad, while curator Rainald Schumacher spoke about the activity in the arts of Deutsche Telekom, whose corporate collection focuses on contemporary art in Eastern and Southern Europe.