2nd conference organized by the Research Group of Critical Theories (led by Edit András and Sándor Hornyik) Institute of Art History, Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
After a quarter of a century, it is time to undermine the rigid duality of the ideologically charged official art and the autonomous, unofficial neo-avantgarde art. The conference aims to scrutinize the different ways of crossing ideological boundaries and the various forms of seemingly contradictory but actually overlapping artistic activities. The conference discusses the available theoretical frameworks to be applied for uncovering the ideological underpinnings of the Central and Eastern European neo-avantgarde in the time of socialism. The papers excavate the roots of its origins in the avant-garde culture and theory, and shed light on its connection to different visual cultures, i.e. socialist realism, abstract and surrealist art, pop art, etc.
Bartók Hall, Institute for Musicology, Táncsics Mihály u. 7, Budapest.
Time: May 15th Friday 9.30 am ‒ 13.00 pm
Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Dávid Fehér (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest)
Maja and Reuben Fowkes (Translocal Institute, Budapest – London)
Sándor Hornyik (Institute of Art History, Research Center for the Humanities of HAS)
Katalin Timár (University of Pécs, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest)
Edit András (Institute of Art History, Research Center for the Humanities of HAS)
Hedvig Turai (International Business School)