The Online Avant-Garde Database [OAD] is aimed at people who are researching or are interested in modernist and avant-garde art. It is an internet interface that builds up from users’ own contributions, and keeps users constantly up-to-date with research results, publications, exhibitions, conferences and call for papers.
The need for an “avant-garde information centre” was first expressed at the Kassák Museum’s 2011 conference on avant-garde research currently in progress in the region. This has prompted us to set up an information exchange to help countries in Central Europe to learn about each others' research. We also aim to spread the word of the region’s modernist and avant-garde art and research throughout the world to researchers, organisations, and everyone who is interested in the subject. The OAD will also help researchers in the region become better informed about publications and events on modernist and avant-garde art from other parts of the world.
Information uploaded as news is permanently retrievable, part of a constantly-expanding database. The OAD is intended to strengthen international cooperation and the avant-garde research community, but the information it holds is also of use to non-experts with an interest in the subject.
The OAD is supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.