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A frequently updated collection of websites devoted to avant-garde art and culture.


News

ARTnews |  Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world.

DADA Newsletter | Frequently updated blog on Dada Art by the DADA Companion.

Italian Futurism | Jessica Palmieri established ItalianFuturism.org in order to encourage the exchange of ideas and disseminate information pertaining to Italian Futurism. It has since become the premier source for news on all events, exhibitions, and scholarship on the subject.

Avantgardenet |  The Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies aims to support and coordinate small and dispersed national centres of research, help promote the exchange of knowledge about differences and similarities among the avant-garde currents and research in the Nordic countries, and make Nordic avant-garde research visible in a European and international context.

Post – Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art  |  Post is the public face of Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), a cross-departmental research project launched at MoMA in 2009 to expand the reading of art history beyond the lineages of Western European and North American art. C-MAP fosters new relationships and partnerships between MoMA and individuals and institutions in many countries around the world. It undertakes collaborative research in order to inform the development of exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and the collection for the benefit of scholars, curators, educators, students, critics, artists, and the general public.

Russian Art and Culture | Russian Art & Culture is the most popular online platform in Europe with over 50,000 readers. We update our website daily with news, articles and interviews. Check out our calendar for the latest listings of Russian cultural events including exhibitions, concerts, talks and conferences taking place near you. Our readership is predominately in the UK, Russia and the United States but we publish events from around the world.

The Tretyakov Gallery Magazine |  "The best Russian-English art magazine"– since 2003 the magazine has presented cultural heritage of Russian art with particular reference to the events in the world-famous national treasury of Russian art – the State Tretyakov Gallery. The magazine gives due attention to events taking place in world famous museums and galleries.


Museums

Croatia

Zagreb | Virtual Museum of Avant-Garde - Marinko Sudac Collection | Marinko Sudac Collection with over 10,000 works of art and documents ranging from private letters to the documentary videos and films, is the largest private collection and the most complete collection of the avant-garde art in the region. Since 2009 Marinko Sudac Collection is globally accessible on www.avantgarde-museum.com, a unique Virtual Museum of the Avant-garde, which is rapidly becoming collection’s platform for further development and research. Virtual Museum will grow to be a portal for dissemination of information about the avant-garde art, the network that will connect and integrate all artists, theoreticians, critics, curators and art historians interested in how the visions, methods, and ideas of historical avant-garde can contribute to the contemporary cultural discourse and practice, its participatory potential, proclaimed social responsibility, and ability to humanize technology.

Germany

Berlin | Bauhaus Archiv - Museum für Gestaltung | The Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design in Berlin is concerned with the research and presentation of the history and impact of the Bauhaus (1919-1933), the most important school of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century. It is the most complete existing collection focused on the history of the school and all aspects of its work and is accessible to all. The collection is housed in a building drafted by Walter Gropius, the founder of the school.

Berlin | Berlinische Galerie - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur | The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day – with both a local and international focus. Fine art – painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia – photography, architecture and artists’ archives provide a rich source, whose interdisciplinary relationships create exciting dialogues. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. The art of the divided and reunified city of Berlin provides another focus.


Societies

British Association for Modernist Studies | The BAMS aims to bring together all those in the UK interested in modernism, and to connect outwards globally. BAMS is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre | CRAC is a joint initiative between the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, to provide a forum for the investigation of Russian and Soviet art. Arising from significant research over many years among faculty and graduate students in both institutions, it aims to stimulate debate, support collaborative work, and generate and disseminate research on all aspects of the visual arts, architecture, design, and exhibitions in Russia and the Soviet Union.

European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies | The EAM devotes itself to the study of the avant-garde and modernism in Europe within a global setting, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The network promotes interdisciplinary and intermedial research on experimental aesthetics and poetics, and aims to encourage an interest in the cultural dimensions and contexts of the avant-garde and modernism. EAM aspires to embrace the wide variety within avant-garde and modernism studies, and welcomes all scholars engaged in these areas of research to participate in its bi-annual conferences and to contribute to its open-source bibliography.

Modernist Network Cymru  |  Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) is a new national modernist studies network. Inspired by its sister organisation the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the network aims to bring together scholars and professionals working on modernism in Wales to encourage better collaboration and communication.

The Modernist Studies Association | The MSA is an academic association devoted to the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts from the later nineteenth- through the mid-twentieth century. The organization aims to develop an international and interdisciplinary forum to promote exchange among scholars in this revitalized and rapidly changing field.

Scottish Network of Modernist Studies | The SNMS is a forum for discussion and productive exchange between those working on modernism in any discipline, within and outwith the academy.The Network embraces Modernism in its broadest, most diverse senses. This includes, but is not restricted to: modernity, the avant-garde, the fin-de-siècle, modern and contemporary legacies and historical anticipations.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture | Founded in 1995, the SHERA brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, from ancient times to the present day. SHERA creates a sense of community for scholars around the world, serving as a vibrant source of information and sharing.

 

Web Resources

DADA Companion | Subversive and irreverent, Dada, more than any other movement, has shaken society's notions of art and cultural production. Fiercely anti-authoritarian and anti-hierarchical, Dada questioned the myth of originality, of the artist as genius suggesting instead that everybody should be an artist and that almost anything could be art. Surrealism, Constructivism, Lettrism, Situationism, Fluxus, Pop and OpArt, Conceptual Art and Minimalism: most twentieth-century art movements after 1923 have roots to Dada. Dada works still have a radicality and freshness that attracts today's culture jammers and disrupters of life as usual.

Monoskop | Monoskop is a collaborative wiki research on the history of art, culture and media technology.


Open Access Resources

Blue Mountain Project | The Blue Mountain Project is the common work of scholars, librarians, curators, and digital humanities researchers whose mission is to create a freely available digital repository of important, rare, and fragile texts that both chronicle and embody the emergence of cultural modernity in the West. Drawing on Princeton University’s exceptional collections and curatorial and academic expertise, the Blue Mountain Project is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923 – a functional boundary for works presumed to be in the public domain.

DADA and Modernist Magazines | Comprehensive list of Dada and Modernist Magazines by the DADA Companion.

Index of Modernist Little Magazines | This index is a quick reference guide to selected modernist little magazines. It offers basic factual information, a brief description of each magazine, information about editors and contributors, copies of manifestos, a gallery of images to provide a sense of “the look” of the magazine, and a bibliography of references.

The International Dada Archive (University of Iowa Libraries) | Founded in 1979 as part of the Dada Archive and Research Center, the International Dada Archive is a scholarly resource for the study of the historic Dada movement. The Archive has compiled a comprehensive collection of documentation and scholarship relating to Dada. The collection of the International Dada Archive is made up of works by and about the Dadaists including books, articles, microfilmed manuscript collections, videorecordings, sound recordings, and online resources. Primary access to the entire collection is through the International Online Bibliography of Dada, a catalog containing approximately 60,000 titles. This collection is housed in various departments of the University of Iowa Libraries; most of its holdings are in either the Main Library or the Art Library.

The Modernist Journals Project | The Modernist Journals Project is a multi-faceted project that aims to be a major resource for the study of modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The historical scope of the project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922, and a geographical range that extends to wherever English language periodicals were published. With magazines at its core, the MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

Modernist Magazines Project | The project aims to document and analyse the role of both fugitive and more established magazines and to consider their contribution to the construction of modernism in Britain, Europe and North America. It will result in a three-volume Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, an Anthology and an online resource, comprising an index of magazines, and sample issues of many magazines.


Bibliographies

EAM Biblio-Wiki | This is the open-source bibliography project of EAM. The bibliography is the online part of EAM's Book series, published with Walter de Gruyter (Berlin/New York). The aim of the online bibliography is to provide a communal and collaborative bibliographical tool for ongoing research. The bibliography takes the format of a freely editable Wiki. Its aim is to cover high-standard scholarly research from the past or to attract attention to ongoing research in the field.

International Online Bibliography of Dada (International Dada Archive) | The International Online Bibliography of Dada is the online catalog of the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries. The bibliography is maintained as one of several databases within InfoHawk, the University of Iowa's web-based library system.

 

Book Series

Avant-Garde Critical Studies  |   Published by Brill-Rodopi the series Avant-Garde Critical Studies provides essays on diverse fields with an interdisciplinary approach.

European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies  |  European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, far from aiming to reduce the complexity of various European research traditions, aspires to embrace the wide linguistic, terminological and methodological variety within both fields. Publishing an anthology of essays in English, French and German every two years, the series wishes to compare and relate French, German and British, but also Northern and Southern as well as Central and Eastern European findings in avant-garde and modernism studies. The series gathers the best and most thought-provoking recent research and devotes itself to the study of the European avant-garde and modernism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Periodicals

Dada/Surrealism | Dada/Surrealism is an interdisciplinary journal publishing critical essays, bibliographies, book reviews, and primary documents on the Dada and Surrealist movements. Submissions are encouraged from scholars in Art History, Literature, Film Studies, Theater Arts, and a variety of other disciplines. We are especially receptive to contributions that use interdisciplinary techniques, reexamine basic concepts, or raise theoretical issues of contemporary interest. Dada/Surrealism began publication in 1971 as the journal of the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism, an allied organization of the Modern Language Association. Dada/Surrealism is now a peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism and published by the International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Libraries.

Journal of Modern Periodical Studies  |  The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal devoted to the academic study of “little magazines” of the modern period. Contributions investigate from a wide variety of angles daily newspapers, weeklies, monthlies, quarterlies, and irregularly published small magazines published from 1880 to 1950 in the English-speaking world.

Modernism/Modernity | Concentrating on the period extending roughly from 1860 to the present, Modernism/Modernity focuses on the methodological, archival, and theoretical exigencies particular to modernist studies. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architecture, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history. The journal's broad scope fosters dialogue between social scientists and humanists about the history of modernism and its relations tomodernization. Each issue features a section of thematic essays as well as book reviews and a list of books received. Modernism/Modernity is now the official journal of the Modernist Studies Association.


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