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Beyond the Great DivideEssays on European avant gardes from East to West

Tomáš Štrauss - Beyond the Great Divide
This new publication, the third in the ongoing series of aica press / Les presses du réel's publications, Art Critics of The World, is the first English-language anthology of writings by the Slovak critic, Tomáš Štrauss.
“This impressive and long-awaited anthology makes a substantive contribution to the field of art history and criticism within and beyond East and West.”
Andrea Bátorová, ARTMargins
AICA's series, Art Critics of The World, aims to offer the widest possible readership texts by original critics who best represent their countries, and who are not yet as internationally famous as they should be.
Tomáš Štrauss (Budapest, 1931 - Bratislava, 2013) was a key theoretician of the post-war neo-avant-gardes in “socialist” Central and Eastern Europe. “A critical reading of his texts unavoidably demands that we situate them in the context of that theory that began to establish itself in the second half of the 1990s, and whose chief younger proponents included Boris Groys, Igor Zabel, Piotr Piotrowski and Edit András” (Daniel Grúň).
Edited by Daniel Grúň, Henry Meyric Hughes, Jean-Marc Poinsot.

Translated from the Slovak by Jonathan Owen and from the German by Hayley Haupt.

Published with the support from Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation.
published in March 2020
English edition
17 x 23 cm (softcover)
192 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-37896-135-0
EAN : 9782378961350
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