Entangled Avant-garde: from East to West. A public discussion with Daniel Muzyczuk – curator, head of the Modern Art Department at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź (Poland), and Anna Karpenko – curator of the exhibition When the Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long (Belarus).
Founded by Kazimir Malevich in 1919 in Vitebsk (Belarus), the UNOVIS movement became one of the most influential and revolutionary art groups of its time. UNOVIS literally means “affirmers of new art”. Wladislaw Strzeminksi, who was born in Minsk but left for Poland, was the representative of UNOVIS in Smolensk from 1919 to1921. Among his students was another famous Belarusian migrant artist, Nadia Khodasevich-Leger, who also left Belarus in search of a better life, first in Poland, and then in France.
The paths of art migration in the early XX century, the transgressive figures in art history and their strategy of life and practice in wartime can be seen as a common feature of today’s reality.
Daniel Muzychuk (Lodz, Poland) and Anna Karpenko (Minsk, Belarus – Leipzig, Germany) will discuss the issues of nationality, war, the position of the witness and the role of W.Strzeminski’s afterimages and theory of vision in recent interpretations by contemporary artists.
Accompanying programme of the exhibition When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long
The event will be held in English.
Free admission to the event.