Decades with art: Modernization in Czechoslovakia: Košice, Zlin, Prague

Decades with art
The political situation in Europe after 1918 made it possible for new countries such as Yugoslavia, Latvia and Czechoslovakia to appear on the European map. Although in the light of the nineteenth-century balance of power and the geopolitical divisions that dominated in the previous century, these areas were on the periphery of the Western world, in the 1920s and 1930s they developed their own dynamics of development and implemented progressive modernization programs.

The modernization strategy envisaged not only economic and social reforms or activities in the field of education. Including plastic arts, architecture and industrial design in their area, these processes often included a comprehensive transformation of the lifestyle in this modern world.

The modernization processes in Czechoslovakia are the subject of another lecture from the series Decades with Art, to which we invite you on August 30 at 12.00.
During the lecture, selected modernization strategies will be discussed, inter alia, on the example of Tomasz Bata's empire in Vilnius or in relation to the colorful environment of the avant-garde in Košice.
The meeting takes place online via the Zoom platform. Participation in the lecture is free of charge. To receive a link to participate, please send an application to the following e-mail address:

Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk - art historian, curator. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian University, Universität Wien and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. A graduate of the interdisciplinary study program Environment - Technologies - Society (Jagiellonian University). Author of scientific articles on art and architecture of the 20th century and publications in exhibition catalogs and magazines. Co-editor of the anthology of texts image / body and the publication Space Arrangement. Avant-garde sculptures. Co-author and curator of the artistic and scientific program Exercising Modernity (Pilecki-Institut Berlin). As part of her doctoral dissertation prepared at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University, she conducts research on the concept of space in the work of Katarzyna Kobro.

The series of lectures on The Decade with Art is an original selection of topics that, updated, expanded and supplemented with a discussion of one - each time a different - of the past exhibitions will allow you to return to the rich and varied activities of the International Cultural Centre in recent years. The latest lecture refers to the exhibition Kosice Modernna presented at the ICC Gallery from September 16 to November 27, 2016.
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