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Globalizing East European Art Histories

Past and Present

Edited by Beáta Hock, Anu Allas

© 2018 – Routledge

220 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 41 B/W Illus.

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Description

This edited collection reassesses East-Central European art by offering transnational perspectives on its regional or national histories, while also inserting the region into contemporary discussions of global issues. Both in popular imagination and, to some degree, scholarly literature, East-Central Europe is persistently imagined as a hermetically isolated cultural landscape. This book restores the diverse ways in which East-Central European art has always been entangled with actors and institutions in the wider world. The contributors engage with empirically anchored and theoretically argued case studies from historical periods representing notable junctures of globalization: the early modern period, the age of Empires, the time of socialist rule and the global Cold War, and the most recent decades of postsocialism understood as a global condition.

Table of Contents

Part I. CHALLENGING THE NATIONAL CONTAINER. FROM THE TRANSNATIONAL TO THE PLANETARY

  1. Tomasz GRUSIECKI — Uprooting Origins: Polish-Lithuanian Art and the Challenge of Pluralism
  2. Beáta HOCK — Managing Trans/Nationality: Cultural Actors within Imperial Structures
  3. Kristóf NAGY — From Fringe Interest to Hegemony: The Emergence of the Soros Network in Eastern Europe
  4. Maja and Reuben FOWKES — Towards a Planetary History of East European Art

 Part II. HYBRIDITY: IDENTITIES AND FORMS

  1. Carolyn C. GUILE — Reflections on the Politics of Portraiture in Early Modern Poland
  2. Jörg SCHELLER — Eastern Europeanizing Globalization: Polish Artists at the Venice Art Biennale and the Microcosms of Globalization
  3. Sarah SCHLACHETZKI — Modernism on the Margins. Breslau’s Architectural Future Between High-Rise Utopia and Down-to-Earth Realism

 Part III. GLOBAL COMMUNITIES AND THE TRAFFIC IN IDEAS

  1. Agata JAKUBOWSKA — The Circulation of Feminist Ideas in Communist Poland
  2. Anu ALLAS — "Our Imaginings Unite with Reality": Ideological Encounters in Milan Knížák’s Ten Lessons
  3. Katarzyna CYTLAK — Transculturation, Cultural Transfer, and the Colonial Matrix of Power on the Cold War Margins: East European Art Seen from Latin America

    Part IV. CONTEMPORARY ART PRAXIS AND THE PRODUCTION OF DISCOURSES

  4. Joanna SOKOŁOWSKA — Undoing the East: Towards the World’s (Semi-)Peripheries
  5. Amy BRYZGEL — Performance Art in the Global Flow of Cultural Goods: Some Eastern European Positions
  6. Alpesh Kantilal PATEL — Artistic Responses to LGBTQI Gaps in Archives: From World War II Asian America to Postwar Soviet Estonia

About the Editors

Beáta Hock is a Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig.

Anu Allas is an art historian and curator in the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Art History

Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015030
ART / European
ART015100
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
ART049000
ART / Russian & Former Soviet Union
HIS010010
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HIS012000
HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POL005000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
POL058000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POL060000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies