Edited By Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson and André Leblanc
Travelling Art Cultures: Transcultural Identities Illustrated by Baltic Artists
Over the past decade, cross-border travels and communications of artists from the Baltic States have been increasing in quantity, becoming more multi-directional and expansive in distance. This has come as a result of the Baltic States’ accession into the European Union in 2004 and becoming part of the Schengen Zone in 2007. This is in stark contrast to when the Baltic States were part of the Soviet Union, where cross-border travel and communication were not officially permitted. These historic and ongoing transitions are of interest in seeing how Baltic artists’ contemporary travel patterns have an effect on their transcultural identities, through an exploration of their artwork.
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