The Slovene historical avant-garde and Europe in crisis

Source document: Theatralia. 2022, vol. 25, iss. 1, pp. 65-86
Extent
65-86
  • ISSN
    1803-845X (print)
    2336-4548 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
Abstract(s)
The article explores artistic initiatives giving shape to the multiple relations between the (theatre) avantgarde and the post-war crisis of identity in Slovene and Central European art and culture. It closely examines manifestative thoughts on Europe in crisis by Srečko Kosovel, the leading Slovene avant-garde poet, and Ljubomir Micić, the leader of the Serbian avant-garde movement Zenitism; Ferdo Delak and August Černigoj's manifestos of New Slovene Stage; and the concept of an expressionist play by Slavko Grum. The aim of the study is to show how the aesthetic revolutions of the historical avant-gardes of the region from the Adriatic Sea to the Western Balkan, were the artistic and human responses of the avant-garde artists to the newly developed crisis in Europe after 1918.
Note
  • This essay is the result of my research into the theatrical avant-gardes as a part of the project 'Odzyskana awangarda. Polska i środkowoeuropejska awangarda teatralna' founded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and programme No. P6–0376 founded by the Slovene Research Agency (ARRS).
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