Central-Eastern European Avant-Garde exhibited in Kraków

More than 170 paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics by avant-garde artists from Central-Eastern Europe, can be seen at the “Years of Disarray. Art of the Avant-Garde in Central Europe 1908-1928,” which opened on Friday at International Cultural Centre (MCK) in Kraków, southern Poland.

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The exhibition features works of artists from Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

“This is a story about the great breakthrough in art, for which the end of WWI was a very important moment. After the period of cubism, the art world was shaken,” Monika Rydiger, the curator of the Polish part of the exhibition, said.

She said that the avant-garde movement is associated with artists from Western Europe, while painters and sculptors from Central-Eastern Europe equalled them, she added.

The exhibition is separated into 12 parts, nine of them concern painting and sculpture, while three are about the avant-garde journals, posters, books and typography.

The exhibition was created with financial support of Poland’s Culture and National Heritage Ministry, as well as the EU programme “Creative Europe” and the Visegrad Fund.

“Years of Disarray. Art of the Avant-Garde in Central Europe 1908-1928” runs until June 9.