Talk | Iliazd as transnational artist

7 March 2019 | 4pm | Room 523 Butler Library

We’re marking the opening of the exhibition “Ilia Zdanevich: The Tbilisi Years” with a symposium considering Zdanevich as a transnational artist.

In her keynote lecture, “Zdanevich in Paris, 1923: Zaum, Ledentu, and the Eclipse of the Early Avant-Garde,” Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, will address Zdanevich’s enthusiasm for promoting the work of Tbilisi’s 41° in Paris and his rapid disillusionment in the face of Dada squabbles and the birth of Surrealism.

François Mairé, President of the Iliazd-Club, will offer “From Ilia Zdanevich to Iliazd: A Life in Images between Tbilisi and Paris,” followed by Boris Fridman, curator of the recent major exhibition on Iliazd at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, on “Collecting and Displaying Iliazd.”

Guests will have an opportunity to view the exhibition after the keynote lecture at a reception in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The event is co-sponsored by the Slavic Department, Global Studies Program. Registration is recommended.