EURASIA - An Atlas


The concept of Eurasia evokes myriad different ideas across geological, ideological, cultural and artistic paradigms. Housing three quarters of the world’s population (as well as three quarters of the world’s energy resources), the Eurasian supercontinent is also home to a great plurality of cultures. It is a space where historical, contemporary and futuristic visions coexist, interact and mutate.

The publication EURASIA –An Atlas is a reader surveying the cultural and conceptual landscape of the Eurasia. Structured around approximately twenty keywords, it compiles texts from a variety of authors, historical documentation, and texts on the artistic practices of visual artists. Trans-historical in focus, EURESIA – An Atlas will offer theoretical and artistic insights into a progressive Eurasianism, engaging with diverse contributors and agents across Eurasia. Several texts have been commissioned to offer reflection on the notion of Eurasia from contributors across the fields of art, history and philosophy, forming a compendium of material for those interested in understanding the emerging reality of the new Eurasian age. Rooted in - but reaching beyond - the visual arts, Eurasia – An Atlas will be unique amongst publishing on this theme.

Text contributions by Bart de Baere, Bruno Maçães, Dina Akhmadeeva, Ekaterina Vorontsova, George Orwell, Grant Watson, Haegue Yang, Jimmie Durham, Joanna Zieliñska, Nam June Paik, Nav Haq, Nicholas Riasoanovsky, Nikolay Smirnov, Pejvak, Quddus Mirza, Rana Dasgupta, Yuk Hui, Yulia Sorokina, among others

Nav Haq is associate director at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. He was a founding editor of the online research platform for the L’Internationale confederation of European museums and is and editor at Afterall.

Joanna Zieliñska is an art historian, writer, and performance curator. Currently, she works as a senior curator at M HKA. From 2015-2020, she was the Head of the Performing Arts Department at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.