Aesthetic Revolutions: German and Czech Design in the Interwar Period
Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 pm
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
38 West 86th Street (near Central Park West)
5 pm: private exhibition viewing
6 pm: panel discussion, followed by book signing
Panel discussion with Eric Dluhosch, guest curator of Dreams and Disillusion and Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture, MIT; and Stephen C. Foster, Professor, Department of Art History, University of Iowa. Moderated by Marianne Lamonaca, Assistant Director for Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs, Wolfsonian–Florida International University.
The political and social upheavals of the years between the First and Second World Wars inspired radical cultural discourse as intellectuals and artists sought to break with Western traditions and evoke a modern age. Design historians and curators involved with current exhibitions on the avant-garde movements of 1920s and ’30s in Germany and Czechoslovakia will assess the similarities and differences between artistic expressions in these two nations, and consider the implications of using design as a means to declare a national identity and define a new world order.
Organized by The Bard Graduate Center and cosponsored by the Grey Art Gallery. $35 general, $25 students, seniors, and NYU faculty and staff with current i.d. For more information: 212/501-3021, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bgc.bard.edu