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Uniform Title Art beyond borders (Central European University Press)
Title Art beyond borders : artistic exchange in communist Europe (1945-1989) / edited by Jérôme Bazin, Pascal Dubourg Glatigny, and Piotr Piotrowski
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 494 pages)
Series Leipzig studies on the history and culture of East-Central Europe ; volume III
Leipzig studies on the history and culture of East-Central Europe ; v. 3
Contents Moving people -- Moving objects -- Gathering people -- Defining Europe
Summary "This book presents and analyzes artistic interactions between 1945 and 1989, both within the Soviet bloc and between it and the Western bloc. During the Cold War the exchange of artistic ideas and products united Europe's avant-garde in a most remarkable way. Through the Iron Curtain and through the national borders there was a constant flow of artists, artworks, artistic ideas and practices. But the geography of these exchanges still needs to be defined. How were networks, centres, peripheries (local, national and international), scales and distances constructed? What were the relations between the officially promoted socialist realism and the (neo)avant-garde tendencies? The slowly expanding literature on the art of Eastern Europe in western European languages provides a great deal of factual knowledge about a vast cultural space mostly through the prism of stereotypes and in national compartments. By discussing artworks, studying the writings on art, reconstructing trajectories and artists' strategies, as well as the influence of political authorities, art dealers and art critics, the essays in Art beyond Borders compose a transnational history of arts in the Soviet satellite countries."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art and society -- Communist countries.
Art -- Communist countries -- Foreign influences -- 20th century.
Art, European -- 20th century.
Cultural relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bazin, Jérôme, 1982- editor
Dubourg Glatigny, Pascal, editor
Piotrowski, Piotr, 1952- editor
ISBN 9633860830
9633860849 (electronic bk.)
9789633860847 (electronic bk.)