Russische en Slavische Studies - activiteiten


20 mei

3-5 p.m.

The Avant-Garde Then & Now
Public symposium, University of Amsterdam & Stedelijk Museum
Metahaven, Eugene Ostashevsky, Sjeng Scheijen, Ellen Rutten
May 20, 3-5pm CEST

The Russian avant-garde is very much alive. A ‘simply irresistible,’ ‘alternative’ cultural world that ‘blithely accepts the diversity and whimsiness of human behavior to some (Scheijen); an ‘idea’ that urgently merits recontextualization in the face of ‘global political crisis’ to others (L├ęger); to yet others ‘an undetonated alternative’ for neoliberalism and for ‘the discredited institutionalized left’ (Bozovic), avant-garde art and thinking continue to inspire present-day scholars, thinkers, writers, and artists. At ‘Avant-Gardes Then and Now,’ we explore recent non-fiction, art, and translations that explore and revive avant-garde heritage today. We do so with Amsterdam-based writer and slavist Sjeng Scheijen, multiple-prizewinning author of De avant-gardisten; filmmakers and designers Metahaven, whose film installations (exhibited at Stedelijk Museum, ICA London, MoMA PS1, etc.) reactivate work by such poets as Alexander Vvedensky, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Kornei Chukovskii; and poet, scholar, and translator Eugene Ostashevsky (Berlin/New York), who studies and translations of avant-garde poetry include the anthology of Russian absurdism OBERIU and the Futurist key publication Tango with Cows

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The symposium is led by professor Ellen Rutten (University of Amsterdam) and is part of the first-year seminar ‘Russia and Eastern Europe 1900-1950: Culture as Politics,’ co-hosted by the University of Amsterdam’s department of Russian & Slavic Studies and Stedelijk Museum. Guests are welcome; registration not needed, but do join us in time. For questions about the event, please email Eveline Citron at

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20 mei 2021

Artes East Seminar

4 p.m.

Infrastructure memes and temporal politics in the cracks

> ARTES EAST Seminar
Dr Neda Genova (Goldsmiths University of London)
Infrastructure memes and temporal politics in the cracks
Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:00-5:30pm

4-5 juni


Tweedaagse Conferentie Bruggenbouwers

Russische neerlandistiek en Nederlandse russistiek in historisch perspectief (Amsterdam, 4 en 5 juni)

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