These words of Victor Burgin serve as the motto of the first issue of the Review. In fact, the very same sentences can be taken as the motto also of this review of the Review. One of the authors in Idea's first issue, Boris Groys recalls Greenberg's words, that the avant-gard imitates art, and art imitates the world itself - the avant-gard imitates art because art is part of the world. Idea leaves the impression of a report of an avant-gard renaissance in the present art of the East-Central European and Balkan regions. It does not commit itself to any particular artistic current: its foci are the aesthetic phenomena of everyday life, and the concordant relationship between art and society.