This publication is an unedited reprint of the catalogue originally published by De Appel in 1980 as a follow-up to the international art manifestation ‘Works and Words’. The event sought to break with the one-way traffic of Western artists traveling to the East by inviting artists from Eastern Bloc countries to Amsterdam. The invited artists, theoreticians, film-makers, and art historians represented a broad spectrum of practices, theoretical approaches, and developments. The manifestation resulted in an active exchange of ideas, new insights, and collaborations. Design: Piotr Olszanski. — Publisher’s blurb.