Colloque / Visualizing Cataclysm and Renewal , 29-31 mai 2019, Musée d’Histoire de Budapest

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Visualizing Cataclysm and Renewal :Visual culture and War Representations in Central and Eastern Europe in World War One and its Aftermath (1914-1920)

29-31 mai 2019
Musée historique de Budapest
Szent György tér 2, 1014

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Welcome speech by Noémi NÉPESSY 14:00-14:15
(Director of the Budapest History Museum)

Goals and ideas of the conference 14:15-14:30
Opening speech by Eszter BALÁZS and Anikó KATONA

Keynote speech by Annette BECKER (FRA) 14:30-15:30
Artists between Tragedy, Camouflage, Mourning and Mockery, 1914-1918.

Coffee break 15:30-15:45

Panel 1

War and visuality 15:45-17:00

Chair: Eszter FÖLDI

Eszter BALÁZS (HUN): Destruction of historical monuments and churches during WWI in the Hungarian press

Iván BERTÉNYI (HUN): Nail Men in Hungary: a Strange Phenomenon of War Propaganda

Gizem TONGO (TUR): Displays of Alliance-Building: Exhibition of Ottoman War Paintings during the First World War




Keynote speech by Paul STIRTON (USA) 9:30-10:30
The Processes of Modernity: Hungarian visual culture and the First World War

Coffee break 10:30-11:00

Panel 2

War and Art I. 11:00-12:30

Chair: Iván BERTÉNYI

Răzvan PÂRÂIANU (ROM): War, Art and Propaganda in Romania: The Birth of the “Romanian Art” Association in the Trenches of the First World War

Petr INGERLE (CZE): Czech art in the middle of the war and just after

Michał BURDZIŃSKI (POL): The Transient or the Incessant. Central European Painters with Writers Facing the Great Desolation


Lunch break 12:30-14:00

Panel 3

War and Art II. (Sculpture) 14:00-15:15

Chair:Roland PERÉNYI

György SZÜCS (HUN): In crosshair of nations. The case of Ferenc Medgyessy’s sculpture in Galitsia

Zoltán SUBA (HUN): Myth of Remembrance. Typology of war monuments in Hungary

Zuzana BARTOŠOVÁ (SVK): Repatriates and nomads. Life stories and works of artists migrating from and to Slovakia between 1914 and 1918. Selected examples


Coffee break 15:15-15:30

Panel 4

Propaganda and its institutions in WW1 15:30-16:45

Chair: Eszter BALÁZS

Tijana PALKOVLJEVIĆ BUGARSKI (SRB): Visual Culture in Serbia (1914-1920)

Gábor BALOGH (HUN): Propaganda technics in the First World War – The birth of hate propaganda

Ágnes TAMÁS (HUN): The Depiction of Enemy in the First World War. A Comparison of German, Austrian and Hungarian Caricatures


Coffee break 16:45-17:00

Panel 5

The role of the avantgarde 17:00-18:15

Chair: András ZWICKL

Merse Pál SZEREDI (HUN): The New Art Versus the New State: Lajos Kassák and the ‘Activists’ during the 1919 Hungarian Communist Republic

Anna PRAVDOVÁ (CZE): Back to the realism: Czech artists during and after the First World War, the case of František Kupka and Otakar Kubín-Coubine

Eszter POLONYI M.(HUN-USA): Radical Optics: the Film-City of the 1919 Hungarian Commune




Keynote speech by Katalin BAKOS and Enikő RÓKA (HUN) 9:30-10:30
Facts and Images. Twists and turns of the visual rhetoric

Coffee break 10:30-11:00

Panel 6

Visual culture of Soviet republics 11:00-12:15

Chair: Merse Pál SZEREDI

Boldizsár VÖRÖS (HUN): „The Sledgehammer Stroke”;. Caricatures in the Soviet Republic of Hungary

Anikó KATONA (HUN): Posters of the Hungarian Soviet Republic

Alexandra SANKOVA (RUS): Graphic agitation in the USSR, 1917-1920


Lunch Break 12:15-13:00

Panel 7

A new era 13:00-14:30

Chair: Anikó KATONA

Bernhard DENSCHER (AUT): War posters and their influence on the visual culture of the political propaganda in the First Austrian Republic

Jürgen DÖRING(DEU): From Kaiser to Democracy in Twelve Weeks. How posters tell the story of the German November Revolution 1918/19

Mariusz KNOROWSKI (POL): Between patchwork and interlingua – posters from the Polish-Bolshevik war (1919-1920)

Roland PERÉNYI (HUN): “Competition” between Budapest and Vienna for international Aid after World War I



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