Post-Communist Art in Post-Communist Europe Public Lecture

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The lecture discusses the notion of Post-Communist art within the democratic identity of the culture in the Post-Communist Europe.

Wednesday 22 February 2012, 6:00 pm

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

Budapest, IX. Komor Marcell u. 1.

 

Post-Communist Art in Post-Communist Europe

Lecture by Magdalena Radomska, art historian, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

at Ludwig Museum, 2nd floor, Library

Language: English

The lecture will discuss the notion of Post-Communist art within the democratic identity of the culture in the Post-Communist Europe. The problem of artistic interventions in democratic spaces previously appropriated by the totalitarian ideology, definitions of democracy and identity rooted in writings of essential post-Marxists, historical memory, criticisms of capitalism – crucial factors defining Post-Communist identity of art in Europe are often incorporated into the notion of democratic art and democratic strategies. Analyses of various art works of the political relevance from the Central-Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism will focus on the significant conflict of the democratic art and democracy. Works by Yael Bartana, Zofia Kulig, Stefan Constantinescu, Anna Baumgart, Nedko Solakov, Braco Dimitrijević, Mladen Stilinović and others, will be interpreted with the categories of Post-Marxism and Psychoanalysis.

Magdalena Radomska - art historian, Assistant Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Author of PhD on Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde (1966-80). She received scholarships at the Courtauld Insitute of Art in London, MTA in Budapest and at ELTE in Budapest. Magdalena Radomska is currently engaged in a research on the art in Communist and Post-Communist countries as well as Post-Marxism.