A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 (Avant-garde Critical Studies / A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the N

A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 (Avant-garde Critical Studies / A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the N

By: Rikard Schonstrom (volume_editor), Benedikt Hjartarson (volume_editor), Hubert van den Berg (volume_editor), Irmeli Hautamaki (volume_editor), Per Stounbjerg (volume_editor), Tania Orum (volume_editor), Torben Jelsbak (volume_editor), Dorthe Aagesen (volume_editor)Paperback

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A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 is the first publication to deal with the avant-garde in the Nordic countries at the start of the twentieth century. The essays cover a wide range of avant-garde manifestations in arts and culture: literature, the visual arts, painting as well as photography, architecture and design, film, radio, and performing arts like music, theatre and dance. It is the first major historical work to consider the Nordic avant-garde in a transnational perspective which includes all the arts and to discuss the role of the avant-garde not only within the aesthetic field, but in a broader cultural context. It examines the social and cultural context of the avant-garde: its media, its locations, its reception and audiences, the transmissions between Scandinavia and Europe, and its cultural consequences. The essays trace the connections between the avant-garde and the cultural discourses of contemporary currents such as revolutionary socialism, radical nationalism and occultism, and discuss questions of gender, ideology and politics, geographical location and technological innovation. The cultural history thus focuses on the role of the avant-garde in shaping the ideas of cultural modernity in the Nordic countries.

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Contents

Preface Introduction Hubert van den Berg: The Early Twentieth Century Avant-Garde and the Nordic Countries - An Introductory tour d'horizon Nordic Icons in the European Avant-Gardes Per Stounbjerg: Rebels and Renegades - Strindberg, Artaud and the Avant-Garde Erik Morstad: Munch's Impact on Europe Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen: Die Asta and the Avant-Garde Geert Buelens: "the manifold in one/and the one manifold" - Asta Nielsen as an Icon for the European Avant-Garde Nordic Artists in the European Metropolises Frank Claustrat: Nordic Writers and Artists in Paris before, during and after World War I Shulamith Behr: Academie Matisse and its Relevance in the Life and Work of Sigrid Hjerten Frank Claustrat: Jean Borlin and Les Ballets Suedois Gertrude Cepl-Kaufmann and Anne M. N. Sokoll: "From the North comes the light to us!" - Scandinavian Artists in Friedrichshagen at the Turn of the Century Jan Torsten Ahlstrand: Berlin and the Swedish Avant-Garde - GAN, Nell Walden, Viking Eggeling, Axel Olson and Bengt Osterblom Hubert van den Berg and Benedikt Hjartarson: Icelandic Artists in the Network of the European Avant-Garde - The Cases of Jon Stefansson and Finnur Jonsson Locations of the Nordic Avant-Garde Sven-Olov Wallenstein: The Avant-Garde and the Market Andrea Kollnitz: Promoting the Young - Interactions between the Avant-Garde and the Swedish Art Market 1910-1925 Vibeke Petersen: The Avant-Garde and the Danish Art Market Dorthe Aagesen: Art Metropolis for a Day - Copenhagen during World War I Margareta Tillberg: Kandinsky in Sweden - Malmo 1914 and Stockholm 1916 Stefan Nygard: The National and the International in Ultra (1922) and Quosego (1928) Natalia Baschmakoff: Avant-Garde Encounters on Karelian Bedrock (1890s-1930s) Oivind Storm Bjerke: The Pavilion of De 14 Claes-Goran Holmberg: flamman Bjarne S. Bendtsen: Copenhagen Swordplay - Avant-Garde Manoeuvres and the Aesthetics of War in the Art Magazine Klingen (1917-1920) Torben Jelsbak: Dada Copenhagen Transmission, Appropriations and Responses Claes-Goran Holmberg: The Reception of the Early European Avant-Gardes in Sweden Rikard Schonstrom: Par Lagerkvist's Literary Art and Pictorial Art Fredrik Hertzberg, Vesa Haapala and Janna Kantola: The Finland-Swedish Avant-Garde Moments Per Stounbjerg and Torben Jelsbak: Danish Expressionism Lennart Gottlieb: Avant-Gardism Danish Style - Jais Nielsen as a Modern Genre Painter 1916-18 Kristin G. Gudnadottir: Johannes Kjarval's Appropriation of Progressive Attitudes in Painting between 1917 and 1920 Andreas Engstrom: The Modern Breakthrough in Swedish and Scandinavian Art Music Karen Vedel: Dancing across Copenhagen Politics, Ideology, Discourse Torben Jelsbak: Avant-Garde Activism - The Case of the New Student Society in Copenhagen (1922-24) Timo Huusko: Finnish Nationalism and the Avant-Garde Julia Tidigs: Multilingualism and (De)territorialisation in the Works of Elmer Diktonius Anna Maria Bernitz: Hilma af Klint and the New Art of Seeing Thomas Henrikson: Art as a Revolutionary Dionysian Jaguar - Otto Ville Kuusinen, Elmer Diktonius and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Poetry in Finland Benedikt Hjartarson: The Early Avant-Garde in Iceland Epilogue Legacies of the Early Nordic Avant-Gardes Abstracts Index

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  • publication date: 01/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9789042036208
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 684
  • ID: 9789042036208
  • weight: 1080
  • ISBN10: 9042036206

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