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Event #1292

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Little Known Hungarian Avant-Garde and Neo-Avant-Garde


Saturday, June 1, 2019

16:15 - 18:00
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West Mall Swing Space Building - SWNG 407
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With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund

Situating art history at the centre of discussions of Hungarian history more generally, this keynote address speaks directly to one of Congress's goals, which is to focus on art itself as an important form of engaged scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. By focusing on a little known aspect of Hungary's cultural past and its relation to politics both in Hungary and in the region more generally, the keynote address aims to open up a new "circle of conversation" with respect to the past, and points to new ways to conceive of scholarship in the twenty-first century. As Hungary and other countries around the world move more aggressively in the direction of populist authoritarianism, examples of how critical voices remained relevant in the past become more important than ever. This keynote address will certain generate conversation on this pressing topic.
  • Eva Forgacs , Adjunct Professor of Art History Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California