30 Sep 2004 00:00 - 1 Oct 2004 00:00
Platform to Prague: An International Conference on Czech Surrealism
In the past few years there has been a surge of interest in Eastern European Modernism in the English-speaking world, resulting in a host of new publications that have provided scholars with new research and greater accessibility, particularly through translations, to the history of surrealism in the Czech Republic.
This conference aims to provide a forum for this research, bringing together a group of internationally renowned academics for what will be the first international conference on the subject of Czech surrealism.
Through the participation of eminent scholars, members of contemporary surrealist groups, and new researchers in the field, it is hoped that the conference will advance awareness and understanding of Czech surrealism in the UK as well as developing scholarship in the field.
True to the breadth of Czech surrealist practice, the conference will discuss a full range of topics including painting, collage, photography and film as well as the political and theoretical issues that developed within the movement in Prague.
The conference will also examine the ongoing activities of the surrealist group in Prague, thereby broadening the debate from the historical to the contemporary.
The conference programme includes an evening of films by Czech surrealist film-makers.
Elza Adamowicz, Queen Mary, University of London
Lenka Bydzovska, Institute of Art History, Prague
Neil Cox, University of Essex
Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Norwich School of Art and Design
Libuse Heczkova, Charles University, Prague
Stuart Inman, University of Greenwich
Vojtech Lahoda, Institute of Art History, Prague
Donna Roberts, University of Essex
Bruno Solarik, The Group of Czech and Slovak Surrealists
Michael Stone-Richards, Stonehill College, Massachusetts
Brandon Taylor, University of Southampton
Jindrich Toman, University of Michigan
Dalibor Vesely, Cambridge University
Ian Walker, University of Wales, Newport
Matthew S. Witkovsky, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Full delegate rate (30 September - 1 October) = £60
Day delegate rate (30 September) = £35
Day delegate rate (1 October) = £25
Reduced fees for students in full-time education = £40
More information on www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/first.htm
116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
From: 30 Sep 2004 00:00
To: 1 Oct 2004 00:00