Mgr. Miroslav Maixner - Ambivalence of Identity. Cultural Traditions As a Theme in Contemporary Czech and Slovak Art.

In modern and contemporary art there is a long history of usage of formal or conceptual allusions from archaic cultures, including both foklorism and exoticism. Although these traits were often a part of broader artistic and political movements, in recent times we are witnessing the return of similar themes in contemporary young art. As this phenomenon is obviously not in any way a conservative reaction or a part of soundly defined artistic movement, the question arises, what is the inner source and what is the socio-political context of this tendency? The main goal of this doctoral project is then mapping of presented phenomenon within contemporary young Czech and Slovak art and placing in international and theoretical context.

Published: 0015-03-20 17:09

Short URL: