Multi-Media Archive

New Histories of Modern Art: The East European Avant-Gardes

University of Chicago

February 4-6, 2010

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Welcome Remarks
Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)
CEERES Director and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Balkan and Slavic Linguistics

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Another History of Modern Art
Steven Mansbach (University of Maryland)
Professor of the History of Twentieth-Century Art

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Friday, February 5, 2010

SESSION ONE: NEW STATES, NEW REALITIES, NEW ART

Karel Srp (Prague City Gallery)
Society of the Future: Karel Teige, Proletarian Internationalism, and Contemporary Art

Carmen Popescu (New Europe College, Bucharest)
“The Triumph of Constructive Romanianness”: Behind the Modernization Policies in Interwar Romania

Janis Kreslins (Royal Library, Stockholm)
Text and Image in a Transformed Culture of Communication: The Early 20th Century Book in the Baltic

Irina Genova (New Bulgarian University, Sofia)
The Art Critic in Local Milieu: The Notion of Expressionism on the Pages of the Bulgarian Magazine and the Almanac Vezni (1919-1922)

Anna Brzyski (University of Kentucky)
Historic Logic of Modernism, or How Contemporary Art was Invented in the Peripheries of fin de siècle Europe

Malynne Sternstein (University of Chicago)
Toyen’s Realism

SESSION TWO: NEW AVANT-GARDES, NEW MODERNISMS, NEW ART? THE 2ND POST-IMPERIAL PERIOD, 1989-

Matthew Jesse Jackson (University of Chicago)
Vision and Communism

Miško Šuvaković (University of Arts, Belgrade)
Neo-Avant-Garde in Yugoslavia and Serbia – Acting in the Condition of Real Socialism

Dubravka Djurić (Singidunum University, Belgrade)
Visual Art and Experimental Poetry in Former Yugoslavia from Socialism to Postsocialism: Franci Zagoričnik, Vlado Martek, and Awin’s Authors

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Saturday, February 6

SESSION THREE: NEW AVANT-GARDES, NEW MODERNISMS, NEW ART? THE 2ND POST-IMPERIAL PERIOD, 1989- (CONTINUED)

Eva Forgacs (Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA)
Against the Fathers: Hungarian Post-Avant-Garde in the 1980s

Atanas Botev (Artist in Skopje)
Contemporary Macedonian Art and the History of East European Art

Juliana Maxim (University of San Diego)
Disenchanted Lens: Romania’s Post-Communist Cinema

Sven Spieker (UC-Santa Barbara)
Matters of Display: Institutional Critique in the Absence of Institutions