Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918--1991

Impossible Histories Historic Avant Gardes Neo Avant Gardes and Post Avant Gardes in Yugoslavia The first critical survey of the largely unknown avant garde movements of the former Yugoslavia Impossible Histories is the first critical survey of the extraordinary experiments in the arts that took

  • Title: Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918--1991
  • Author: Dubravka Djuric
  • ISBN: 9780262541893
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918--1991

    The first critical survey of the largely unknown avant garde movements of the former Yugoslavia.Impossible Histories is the first critical survey of the extraordinary experiments in the arts that took place in the former Yugoslavia from the country s founding in 1918 to its breakup in 1991 The combination of Austro Hungarian, French, German, Italian, and Turkish influenceThe first critical survey of the largely unknown avant garde movements of the former Yugoslavia.Impossible Histories is the first critical survey of the extraordinary experiments in the arts that took place in the former Yugoslavia from the country s founding in 1918 to its breakup in 1991 The combination of Austro Hungarian, French, German, Italian, and Turkish influences gave Yugoslavia s avant gardes a distinct character unlike those of other Eastern and Central European avant gardes Censorship and suppression kept much of the work far from the eyes and ears of the Yugoslav people, while language barriers and the inaccessibility of archives caused it to remain largely unknown to Western scholars Even at this late stage in the scholarly investigation of the avant garde, few Westerners have heard of the movements Belgrade surrealism, signalism, Yugo Dada, and zenitism the groups Alfa, Exat 51, Gorgona, OHO, and Scipion Nasice Sisters Theater or the magazines Danas, Red Pilot, Tank, Vecnost, and Zvrk.The pieces in this collection offer comparative and interpretive accounts of the avant gardes in the former Yugoslavian countries of Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia The book is divided into four sections Art and Politics Literature Visual Art and Architecture and Art in Motion covering theater, dance, music, film, and video All of the contributors live in the region and many of them participated in the movements discussed The book also reprints a selection of the most important manifestos generated by all phases of Yugoslav avant garde activity.

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    One thought on “Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918--1991

    1. Dora

      A wonderful compilation of texts which provides everything the reader needs to fully grasp this very specific and complex topic, including a clearly explained political and ideological background of the specified period in Yugoslavia. In fact, I have yet to find such a concise explanation of these issues in any history/politics book. As for the art-related aspects of the work, they are also reliable sources which provide numerous useful resources. An especially precious gem can be found at the e [...]

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