ART AND POLITICS IN THE 20th CENTURY
October 11, 2014 17.00
Presentation of the day
Organized by ART+TEXT Budapest
The roundtable discussion, which examines the political correlation system of art in the 20th century, is inspired by two recently published books: Sarah WILSON’s Picasso/Marx (2013) by Liverpool University Press and Klara KEMP-WELCH’s Antipolitics in Central European Art (2014). The former confronts the biography and Marxist theories surrounding the art of the Catalan master whilst the latter discusses the strategies of avant-garde artists who were active during Socialism, such as Július KOLLER, Jiří KOVANDA and Hungarians Tamás St. AUBY and Endre TÓT.
art historian; lecturer, Courtauld Institute of Art, London