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The Ukrainian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s. In Search of a New Artistic Idiom

24.10.2013 at 18

Published at:21.10.2013

On Thursday 24 October 2013 at 6 pm, in the MOCAK Library there will take
place a lecture by Wiktor Iszczenko entitled Ukraińska awangarda literacka lat 20. i 30. XX wieku. W poszukiwaniu nowego języka artystycznego (The Ukrainian Avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s: In Search of a New Artistic Idiom), which will inaugurate encounters with the young academics from Central and Eastern Europe dedicated to the theory of the avant-garde and experimental art. The session will concern the formation of the concept of a new poetic language in the works of Ukrainian avant-gardists as well as the definition of the concept of the avant-garde in the Ukrainian theory of literature.

Wiktor Iszczenko – a post-graduate at the Institute of the National Literature at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. In the Department of the Theory of Literature, he has been working on his PhD thesis entitled The Concept of ‘Materialistic Language’ in the Literary Practices of Valerian Polishchuk. He has been interested in the Ukrainian literature of the 1920s and 30s, new trends in the theory of literature and borderline art concepts.

The lecture and discussion will be conducted in Polish.

The series of encounters with the young researchers of the avant-garde is part-financed by the grant for the project The Avant-garde of the Central and Eastern Europe – innovation or plagiary?, provided by the National Programme for the Development of Humanities at the Ministry for Science and Higher Education. The project aims to answer the question whether the avant-garde of our part of Europe can be considered a homogenous trend and in what ways it may be distinct from both Western and Russian avant-garde.