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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.


Speakers include:

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





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W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 30 Sep 2004 00:00
To: 1 Oct 2004 00:00



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