Category Archives: Lectures

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

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

  9.30–10.00 Registration
10.00–11.00 Plenary I. Edit Sasvári, Kassák Museum: The Kassák Museum in the Central and East European perspective.

Eszter Balázs, Kodolányi János University of Applied Arts: ‘Artist and Public Intellectual, Artist or Public Intellectual’ – Polemics of the Hungarian Avant-Garde on New Art, 1915–1918.

11.00–11.30 Coffee
11.30-13.30 Session I.Oliver Botar, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Moholy-Nagy: Art as Information / Information as Art.

Jindrich Toman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Moholy Nagy’s idea of a Synthetic Journal.

Sonia de Puineuf, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest: “Syntetische Zeitschrift” – Study cases Nová Bratislava and Nový Svet.

13.30–15.00 Lunch
15.00–17.00 Session II.Lucie Česálková, Masaryk University, Brno: Artuš Černík between national and media contexts.

Vendula Hnídková, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: Styles of Styl – Platform for Czech Modern Architecture.

Przemysław Strożek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw: Chaplin goes viral – Avant-garde publications and the images of popular culture.

18.00–20.00 Dinner at the Petőfi Literary Museum.

Friday, 18 September 2015

10.00–11.00 Plenary II. Gábor Dobó – Klára Rudas – Merse Pál Szeredi, Kassák Museum: Curators’ introduction to the exhibition ‘Signal to the World – War ∩ Avant-Garde ∩ Kassák

Merse Pál Szeredi, Kassák Museum: The Politics of Artistic Utopia – Lajos Kassák and MA in Vienna (1920–1925).

Gábor Dobó, Kassák Museum: “Extraterrestrials in Budapest” – Self-description of Kassák’s avant-garde magazine Dokumentum (1926–1927).

11.00–11.30 Coffee
11.30-13.30 Session III.Kinga Siewior, Jagiellonian University, Kraków: From aesthetics to anthropology – The concept of East in Zenit magazine.

Jakub Kornhauser, Jagiellonian University, Kraków: From repulsion to attraction – A long story of surrealism in Romanian avant-garde magazines.

Dušan Barok, Monoskop, Bratislava: Body of Thought – Artists’ texts and their contribution to theory.

13.30–15.00 Lunch
15.00–16.30 Session IV.Klára Prešnajderová, Slovak Design Museum, Bratislava: Two magazines with two different concepts – Slovenská Grafia and Nová Bratislava.

Michał Burdziński, University of Warsaw, Warsaw: How much did our graphic arts fly aloft? On defining the spirit of avant-garde pretensions in an impecunious world.

Hanna Marciniak, Charles University, Prague: The D Programme and the Czech Avant-Garde in the 1940s.

16.30–17.00 Coffee
17.00–18.30 Session V.Markéta Theinhardt, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris: L’Art et les Artistes: Revue mensuelle d’art ancien et moderne (1905–1939) – Central European art between modernism and conservatism.

Vojtěch Lahoda, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: Global Art History “avant la lettre” – The Case of Umělecký měsíčník (1911–1914).

Lenka Bydžovská, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague: On the extreme left? The Devětsil monthly ReD in international networks (1927–1931).

20.00–22.00 Dinner

Saturday, 19 September 2015

10.00–12.00 Session VI. Piotr Rypson, National Museum in Warsaw: Tadeusz Peiper’s strategy for Zwrotnica magazine.

Michalina Kmiecik, Jagiellonian University, Kraków: The aftermath of Zwrotnica? Kraków avant-garde and its magazines in the 1930s.

Michał Wenderski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań: Between Poland and the Low Countries – Mutual relations and cultural exchange between constructivist magazines and avant-garde formations.

12.00–13.00 Lunch
13.00–14.30 Roundtable: On the research of Central-European avant-garde magazines.