One of the entrances to the exhibition The New Dictionary of Old Ideas II at TRAFO, Szczecin, 2020. Photography by Andrzej Golc.


The New Dictionary of Old Ideas II - TRAFO (Poland)
June - August 2020


Artists: Erik Beltrán, Veronica Lahite, Elena Lavelles, Irmina Rusicka, Adela Součková, Katharina Stadler, Sandro Sulaberidze, Nino Zirakashvili and Jiři Žák.

Exhibition curators: Alba Folgado & Data Chigholashvili


The New Dictionary of Old Ideas project widely explores the phenomenon of Central Europe by examining its urgent political topics, history, geography, and visual culture. Among a number of notions, the project refers to Identity Paradox and the definitional challenge of Central Europe, asking if it is “a fact, a utopia, a concept of thought, or just a chimera?”....

* As the project progressed, the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenging issues worldwide. In this context, those addressed here remain urgent, if not requiring even more attention.

** This exhibition was presented before at Meetfactory, Prague. It is possible to read the whole curatorial text and see some images of installation at the other location here.












Intallation views of the exhibition The New Dictionary of Old Ideas II at TRAFO. Artworks in order of appearance: Adela Součková, Nino Zirakashvili, Irmina Rusicka, Erick Beltrán, Sandro Sulaberidze, Jiři Žák, Elena Lavelés. Photography by Andrzej Golc.







The New Dictionary of Old Ideas is supported on the European level by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (EACEA).