In this issue of On Curating, guest editors Olga Stefan and Catalin Gheorghe revisit the topic of socially engaged art and curating, focusing their attention on some former Eastern European countries. In an area where societies are still rapidly changing and where the need for social transformation seems even more urgent, socially engaged practices can be seen as a powerful form of political resistance to the dehumanizing effect of neoliberal policies. The contributors were invited to respond to differentelements of social curating and its public. Aspects range from how the 'social' is understood and approached, to what kind of curatorial projects succeeded in addressing the people whose problems they tackle. The authors are key social agents in their working context, engaged in analysis, conversations and the production of emancipatory art practices and discourses with social impact.
With contributions by Larissa Babij, DeLVe (Ivana Bago & Antonia Majaca), Marina Grzinic, h.arta, Cristian Nae, Marton Pacsika, Rena Radle and Vladan Jeremic, Stefan Rusu, and a photo project by Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev.