CONFERENCE: "In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire: Art and Architecture in Interwar Central Europe" (12-14.09.2019)

Place Governor’s Palace of the Moravian Gallery in Moravské náměstí 1., CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Moravian Gallery Brno
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The conference "In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire: Art and Architecture in Interwar Central Europe" will take place in Brno from 12 to 14 September 2019.

The conference is free to attend, but you need to register.


Thursday 12th September
11.00 Introduction: Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University, Brno): Continuities / ruptures and the grey zones of 20th century art
11.30 Keynote: Pieter Judson (European University Institute, Florence): After November 1918: imperial continuities - visible and invisible - in Habsburg central Europe
12.30 LUNCH (Café Morgal, Moravian Gallery)

PANEL 1: OLD AND NEW (Chair: Julia Secklehner, Masaryk University, Brno)
13.15 Beata Hock (Leipzig University): Cosmopolitan avant-garde, antimodernist ‘retro-garde’ and the thing in-between
13.45 Jan Galeta (Masaryk University, Brno): Tradition or Innovation? Town halls in Czechoslovakia 1918–1945
14.15 Orsolya Danyi (McDaniel College, Budapest): ‘Old’ and ‘New’ in the Art of János Vaszary
14.45 Discussion
15.15 TEA

Panel 2: ART, EDUCATION, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL IDENTITIES (chair: Nóra Veszprémi, Masaryk University, Brno)
15.45 Marcela Rusinko (Masaryk University, Brno): Art collections - seeking middle class identities? Constructing social status as a collector in interwar Czechoslovakia
16.15 Ingrid Halászová (University of Trnava): Works of art as hostages: disputes between the nobility and the state in interwar Slovakia
16.45 Klára Prešnajderová (Slovak Centre of Design, Bratislava): The School of Arts and Crafts in Bratislava (ŠUR) as the new centre in the new state
18.00 DRINKS RECEPTION (Café Morgal, Moravian Gallery)
19.30 SPEAKERS’ CONFERENCE DINNER (Restaurant U Tomana, náměstí Svobody 22)

Friday 13th September
9.30 Keynote: Milena Bartlová (Academy of Art and Design, Prague): The making of the story of Czech modern art
10.30 COFFEE

PANEL 3: EXHIBITIONS AND STRATEGIES OF SELF-PRESENTATION (Chair: Marta Filipová, Masaryk University, Brno)
11.00 Samuel Albert (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York): Managing a national image: Hungarian art exhibitions, 1893-1939
11.30 Irena Kossowska (Nicholas Copernicus University, Toruń): The strategy of self-presentation: the 1930 official exhibition of Austrian art in Warsaw
12.00 Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University, Brno): Reclaiming Aura: Exhibitions of Religious Art in Interwar Austria
12.30 Discussion
13.00 LUNCH (Café Morgal, Moravian Gallery)

Panel 4: CITY IDENTITIES (Chair: Matthew Rampley, Masaryk University, Brno)
13.45 Dániel Veress (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): József Borsos: gatekeeper of a market-town-turned university city and the last follower of Ödön Lechner
14.15 Vendula Hnídková (University of Birmingham): From garden cities to garden ghettos
14.45 TEA
15.00 András Zwickl (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest): The recreation of the past: the Cathedral Square in Szeged
15.30 Erika Szívós (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Reinventing Budapest after 1919: New Districts as Symbolic Landscapes in the Interwar Period

Saturday 14th September
9.30 Keynote: Enikő Róka (Kiscelli Museum, Budapest): Construction of continuity: nationalism and art in interwar Hungary
10.30 COFFEE

PANEL 5: ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES (Chair: Christian Drobe, Masaryk University, Brno)
11.00 James Koranyi (Durham University): Stefan Jäger, two triptychs, and Romanian German identity
11.30 Jesse Siegel (Rutgers University): Negotiating the nation in art: the Prague Secession, Otto Kletzl, and Sudeten German identity
12.00 Ádám Németh (University of Technology and Economics, Budapest): Tracing the path towards the Wälder-baroque: the historicist vernacularism of Iván Kotsis and Gyula Wälder
12.30 Discussion
13.00 LUNCH (Café Morgal, Moravian Gallery)