[...] The project concentrates οπ developments ίπ Modem and Avant-garde art in South and East Europe, and in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania in particular, and it highlights the links with the artistic movements in Western and Central Europe in the early years of Modernism.
In doing so, the project itself mounts α challenge to an orthodoxy that persists today, where the voice of `the periphery` is deemed to be less vocal than that of `the centre`. What `Balkan Modernisms` demonstrates is that the cultural world is not exclusively based in or focused on cities or regions which are perceived to be `centres` of culture, but that it extends throughout Europe, in a network of communication and dialogue. This was the case in the past, and is even more so in our digital age. [...]