artes at the Book Forum 2021
Historical complex of Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, permanent exhibition "Ukrainian Art of the 20th Century", 42 Drahomanova str., Lviv.
Welcome to the presentation of the supplemented edition of the book "Association of Artes Artists (1929-1935) and Other Stories of Lviv Modernism” as part of the Book Forum 2021.
The event will be attended by the book author, Piotr Lukashevich, a translator and editor Andriy Boyarov, deputy director of the Andrey Sheptytsky NML, Oksana Bila, director of Jam Factory Art Center, Bozhena Pelenska. Moderator: Bohdan Shumylovych (Center for Urban History).
The book introduces the stories of the transit and hybrid phenomena of the 20th century, such as the creative effort of the "artes" group. They have been underestimated as an opportunity to reflect upon cultural practices of the past and the present. The monograph describes the Lviv environment of Modernist artists of the interwar period, with a special focus on personalities and ideas that built the "аrtes" group. It was founded in Lviv, at the end of 1929, upon the return of young and radical artists from their studies in the Fernand Leger Modern Academy, and in other European centers. The association intentionally included artists with different ethnic origins — Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians. Their establishment and activities were related to world centers, mostly Paris, and the local contexts of the city. In different times, different people were connected with the artes group, such as, Otto Hahn, Henryk Streng, Jerzy Janisz, Ludwik Lille, Aleksander Krzywoblocki, Roman Selski, Margit Reich-Selska, Tadeusz Woicechowski, Pavlo Kovzhun, Andrzej Pronashko, Debora Vogel, and other artists.
Ukrainian publication of the book has an important asset – a Ukrainian introduction, afterword, and comments, as well as extended illustrations. It positions artes-members in broader art and historical contexts. The book will be interesting for researchers and artists, and also for the general public.
The event is organized in cooperation with the National Museum in Lviv.
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