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

International conference       |       Kassák  Museum  Budapest       |       17–19 September 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magazine will be examined as a discursive space of avant-garde communication, as a Gesamtkunstwerk, and as a historical document.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.

 

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|| CONFERENCE REPORT

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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 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

 

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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

 

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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

Invited speakers: Krisztina Passuth (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest), András Kappanyos (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Literary Studies), György Kálmán C. (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Literary Studies), Dušan Barok (Monoskop, Bratislava), Vojtěch Lahoda (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague), Klára Prešnajderová (Slovak Design Museum, Bratislava), Przemysław Strożek (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), Michalina Kmiecik (Jagiellonian University, Kraków), and Edit Sasvári (Kassák Museum).

 

 

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The conference is accompanied by the temporary exhibition entitled ‘Signal to the World – War ∩ Avant-Garde ∩ Kassák dedicated to the first avant-garde magazine of Lajos Kassák, A Tett [The Act] published between 1915 and 1916. The exhibition marks the centenary of Kassák’s ‘debut’. The Kassák Museum is the only thematic showroom of the historical avant-garde in Hungary. Its objectives in this regard are to reach a broader audience and to establish the museum as a regional focus point for research into the avant-garde and modernism.

 

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The conference is organized by Gábor Dobó and Merse Pál Szeredi (Kassák Museum). Cooperating partners are the Charles University, the Jagiellonian University, the Adam Mickiewicz University, the University of Warsaw, the Masaryk University, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the National Museum in Warsaw, the Slovak Design Museum and Monoskop.org.

 

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|| REGISTRATION

 

Due to the limited seating capacity of the conference venue in the Kassák Museum we would like to ask everyone who is interested in participating to register by 11 September 2015 at kassakmuzeum@pim.hu.
When you register, please state which days of the conference you would like to attend. (Facebook event RSVP does not count as registration!)

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The conference is supported by the International Visegrad Fund and Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES).

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