The Romanian allure of the avant-garde – lecture by Erwin Kessler

2019-05-21, 6:00 p.m.
The lecture will look critically at Romanian art in the first decades of the 20th centuries. It will focus on processes that veered the course of moderate modernisation of artistic practices and languages typical of the La belle époque aesthetics in the first years before World War II to a radical avant-garde after the war.

Erwin Kessler – professor of art history and aesthetics at the University of Bucharest; faculty member of the Institute of Philosophy in Bucharest; founder of the MARe Museum of Recent Art in Bucharest. The key areas of his research include history, aesthetics and theory of Modernist, avant-garde and contemporary art, phenomenological aesthetics and visual anthropology.

The lecture is delivered in cooperation with the Olomouc Museum of Art and the Romanian Institute of Culture in Warsaw.

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