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Local Contexts / International Networks – Avant-Garde Magazines in Central Europe (1910–1935)

Local Contexts / International Networks – Avant-Garde Magazines in Central Europe (1910–1935)

Uploaded by: Kassák Museum, 20/08/2015


Place (country): Hungary
Place (town): Budapest
Institution: Kassák Museum
Start date: 17/09/2015
End date: 19/09/2015

The subject of the conference is the ‘Central European avant-garde magazine’, arguably the most important medium of communication for progressive literature and visual arts in the region during and after WWI. Given the multifaceted nature of the phenomenon, the analysis will take an interdisciplinary perspective and employ several different approaches. The avant-garde magazine will be examined as a discursive space of avant-garde communication, as a Gesamtkunstwerk, and as a historical document. As the recent conjuncture in scholarship positions the art of the region in the international context, our aim is to draw more attention to the interrelationships between the local contexts and international networks of Central European avant-gardes. How did the different cultural and historical characteristics affect the ‘local’ avant-gardes of Central Europe? How are the avant-garde magazines of Central Europe related to each other? Accordingly, how could ‘Central European avant-gardes’ be described from the perspectives of Kraków, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava or Budapest? Through detailed case studies, the conference will emphasize the complex and problematic nature of Central European avant-garde magazines regarding the questions of national/local and international/cosmopolitan. The conference includes monographic, thematic and problem-oriented lectures on current research on local avant-garde magazines published during WWI and in the interwar period.

Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI

Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Avant-Garde and Modernism: The Impact of WWI

Uploaded by: Merse Pál SZEREDI (OAD Editor), 22/11/2014


Place (country): Czech Republic
Place (town): Prague
Institution: Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Start date: 27/11/2014
End date: 29/11/2014

This workshop follows up on discussions that were initiated at an international symposium in Stockholm: The European Artistic Avant–Garde c. 1910-1930: Formations, Networks and Transnational Strategies (11–13 September 2013). It focuses on one particular aspect of the avant-garde and modernism, namely, the clash therein of the national, the transnational and the cosmopolitan. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, but to some extent in Scandinavia too, the struggle for national independence, which in most cases began in the 19th century and culminated during and after World War I, had important cultural and artistic consequences. The symposium will track the changes in and compare the nationalist rhetorics in modern and avant-garde art just before the outbreak of WWI, as well as during and after the war. After 1917 the map of Europe changed dramatically. A number of new, independent states were established, and these developments found expression in every genre of the visual arts and transformed the image of the continent. The papers presented in this workshop focus primarily, but not exclusively, on modernism and the avant-garde in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia. There are also papers that describe the dissemination and translation of avant-garde language in regions and countries at the fringes of Europe.

UTOPIA

UTOPIA

Uploaded by: Merse Pál SZEREDI (OAD Editor), 15/09/2013


Place (country): Finland
Place (town): Helsinki
Institution: European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM)
Start date: 29/08/2014
End date: 31/08/2014

Modernism and Avant-gardism are artistic languages of rupture. Both were directed against traditional ways of conceiving art, often assuming an antagonistic position in relationship to existing cultural and social institutions and relationships. This conference explores the utopian alternatives which Modernist and avant-garde artists offered to existing society. This was not always simply a question of taking an outside position: for example, the Russian avant-garde was co-opted by the early Soviet state in an uneasy – and temporary – alliance to give birth to the New Man. The 2014 EAM conference in Helsinki commemorates the centenary of the break-out of the First World War by taking as its starting point the many utopian dreams within European literature and arts as well as their collapse in the face of the horrors of war.

Avantgárd kutatások a környező országokban

Avantgárd kutatások a környező országokban

Uploaded by: Kassák Museum, 22/06/2012


Place (country): Hungary
Place (town): Budapest
Institution: Kassák Museum
Start date: 01/07/2011
End date: 02/07/2011

Kassák Museum organized the workshop titled The literary and artistic products of the Hungarian avant-garde and the avant-garde of the neighboring countries in the Carpathian Basin, between 1919 and 1929. Common themes, common research plans, competitions, with the participation of researchers in Hungary and abroad. During the inspiring meeting the participating professionals got an insight into the Hungary-related researches that take place in the field of historical avant-garde in Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia and Hungary. At the end of the workshop the participants set the objective of elaborating common research plans and of organizing regular professional meetings.