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Title Art outside the lines : new perspectives on GDR art culture / edited by Elaine Kelly and Amy Wlodarski
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series German monitor, 0927-1910 ; no. 74
German monitor ; no. 74. 0927-1910
Contents Introduction / Elaine Kelly, Amy Wlodarski -- Public confrontations of GDR art. In the crucible: Bernard Heisig and the Hotel Deutschland murals / April A. Eisman ; The invisible uprising: filmmaking and East Germany's 'Day X' / Skyler J. Arndt-Briggs ; Quid pro quo: assessing the value of Berlin's Thälmann monument / Kristine Nielsen -- Internationalism and GDR art. Beyond socialist realism: alternative painting in Dresden / Sigrid Hofer ; Reading transnationally: the GDR and American black writers / Sara Lennox ; The legacy of GDR directors on the post-Wende opera stage / Joy H. Calico -- Alternative musical voices. Music and discourse / Matthias Tischer ; Gender discourse and musical life in the GDR / Nina Noeske ; 'Monopol der Diskussion?': alternative voices in the Verband Deutscher Komponisten und Musikwissenschaftler / Laura Silverberg -- Curating the GDR. German art collections and exhibits since 1989: the legacy of the GDR / Jonathan Osmond ; Re-introducing GDR art to Germany: the Kunstfonds in Dresden / Silke Wagler ; 'GDR on the Pacific': (re)presenting East Germany in Los Angeles / Justinian Jampol
Summary This collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the fields of East German art, film, literature, music, and museum studies, seeks to renegotiate the artistic legacy of the German Democratic Republic. Combining a range of theoretical and practical perspectives, the volume challenges the narrow frameworks of totalitarianism and Ostalgie that have dominated discussions of art produced in the GDR. It explores the diversity of art produced in the state and contests the long-held perception that socialist realism and artistic innovation were mutually exclusive. Crucially, the collection pu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Art and state -- Germany (East) -- Congresses.
Art, German -- Germany (East) -- Congresses.
Arts -- Political aspects -- Germany (East) -- Congresses.
Arts, German -- Germany (East) -- Congresses.
Music -- Germany (East) -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kelly, Elaine, editor
Wlodarski, Amy Lynn, editor
Reconsidering the role of the arts in the German Democratic Republic (2007 : Carlisle, Pa.)
ISBN 9401200408 (electronic bk.)
9789401200400 (electronic bk.)