Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991

Impossible Histories: Historic Avant-Gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-Avant-Gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991


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The first critical survey of the largely unknown avant-garde movements of the former Yugoslavia.

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ISBN-13: 9780262042161
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Pages: 623
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

About the Author

Dubravka Djuric is a poet and editor.

Misko Suvakovic is Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts at Belgrade University.

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"A real explosion of artistic and intellectual energy took place in Ljubljana during the 1980s, the impact of which reverberated throughout the global cultural landscape. Alexei Monroe not only describes this explosion but transmits its energy to the reader."—Boris Groys, Professor of Philosophy and Art Theory, Academy of Design, Karlsruhe

"*Impossible Histories* is a nearly encyclopedic work and a revelation to the outside world of the fruitful impact of experimental modernism on artists and poets in what we now think of as 'the former Yugoslavia.' In this assemblage of essays and photographs by many hands, DubravkaDjuric and Misko Suvakovic bring to light a hidden center of the avant-garde and by so doing help complete the picture of the great experimental project of the just concluded century."—JeromeRothenberg, Poet, University of California, San DiegoPlease note: Diacritical marks: "Djuric" should have an acute accent over the "c"; "Misko Suvakovic" should have haceks over both "s"s and an accute accent over the "c". Thanks!

"Rosler's writings of the past three decades have acquired an unsought monumental status: they remind us of what it means to conceive of the artist as a public intellectual, as an activist, and as a critical voice in the cultural public sphere. They thus serve as emergency instructions: how activist practice could be resuscitated now, when it is needed most — in the darkest moment of the near disappearance of public political consciousness."—Benjamin H. D.

Buchloh, Virginia B. Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Barnard College,Columbia University

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