Accueil du site > Séminaire > Circulations artistiques en et hors Amérique latine, 2013-2014 > 22 May 2014 : Klara Kemp-Welch, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Central European Art and Theory in the Global Field
Petr Štembera, Sleeping in a Tree, 1975.
Taking as a case study experimental art from Central Europe in the period 1968-1989, this session is devoted to the traffic between art and political theory in the late Cold War period. In the first part of the session, I take a regional approach, considering the methodological relevance to art historical study of Antipolitics, as theorised by Hungarian dissident Gyorgy Konrad, and others. In the second part, I consider what questions are raised by working outwards from regional archives to trace connections among experimental practitioners across the former Soviet ‘bloc’ and their Latin American counterparts. The aim is to unpack some of the contradictions and tensions inherent in moves to produce a global art history.
1. Antipolitics as Method : Art and Theory in Late-Socialist Central Europe
2. Central Europe and Latin America : Parallels and Problems
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