The Ninth International Interdisciplinary Symposium
ENCOUNTER OF CULTURES

1 December 2016

  • The opening of the Symposium will be held on 1 December 2016 at 10 am in the projection room on the ground floor of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad. Download programme for the Symposium.
  • Presentations in sessions begin at noon.  Download Symposium timetable.
  • Plenary lecture: Dr Bojan Jović, director of the Institute for Literature and Arts in Belgrade

THE ARTIST’S BOOK OF MODERN TIMES: INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE; MODERNISM VS. AVANT-GARDE

The author examines the phenomenon of the Artists’ Books of modern times embodied in the approaches to the book as an object of art reproduced in a limited edition (original work or a small number of copies of books) produced by a special technique / techniques. Analyses of the relevant ideas and achievements of W. Blake, W. Whitman, S. Mallarmé, W. Kandinsky and the related avant-garde experiments in the interwar period (B. Cendrars, V. Hlebnikov, Y. Gol, R. Petrović…) provide an overview of the basic characteristics, similarities and differences of starting points and outcomes in the creation of art books. Single authorship or joint work of two authors are compared to the collectivist achievements (“Blue Rider” almanac of F. Mark and W. Kandinsky; program for the “Grand bal des artistes travesti transmental” of Association of Russian artists, avant-garde programmatic/manifest collection of works) within the modernist/avant-garde aspirations of achieving the total work of art.

The lecture is the part of the opening ceremony and it will be in the Serbian language. Simultaneous interpreting into English will be provided.

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