Introduction: Minor Modernisms?

Beáta Hock, Klara Kemp-Welch, and Jonathan Owen

  1. In the Currents of the International Avant-Garde Movements

Krisztina Passuth

  1. Is the Cubism that is Czech Also Universal? Czech Art Theory (1921–1958) and Cubism as a Cultural and Transcultural Phenomenon

Marie Rakušanová

  1. Parasitism

Andrzej Turowski 

  1. Palimpsest – A Possible Language for Interpreting Twentieth-Century Art History (As Illustrated by Košice Art of the 1920s)

Zuzana Bartošová

  1. Zdeněk Rykr and the Chocolate Factory

Vojtěch Lahoda

  1. A(bs)traction: The Czech Lands Amid the Centres of Modernity 1918–1950 (‘(Not Only) on the Relationships Between the Fine and Applied Arts [Introduction]’ & ‘The Decoration of Decorative Art’)

Hana Rousová

  1. The Magazine Formiści and the Early International Contacts of the Polish Avant-Garde (1919–1921)

Przemyslaw Strożek

  1. Balancing ‘Absolute Painting’ and Reality: Ľudovít Fulla and the Paradoxes of Slovak Modernism

Katarína Bajcurová

  1. Biomorphism as Avant-Garde Deconstruction

Andrzej Turowski

  1. Rytm, Sanacja, and the Dream of Modern Art Patronage in Poland (1922–1932)

Małgorzata Sears

  1. The Poverty of the Matriarchal Ornament and the Gleam of the Civilised Woman

Martina Pachmanová

  1. Modernity, Indifference, and Oblivion: Katarzyna Kobro and Maria Jarema

Waldemar Baraniewski 

  1. The Hungarian Prinner

Júlia Cserba

  1. Old Worlds and the New Vision: The Ethnographic Modernism of Karel Plicka’s The Earth Sings (1933)

Jonathan Owen

  1. Derkovits: The Artist and his Times

(‘Introduction’ & ‘Fade-ins: The Art of Gyula Derkovits and Interwar Hungarian Social Photography’)

Katalin Bakos and András Zwickl

Ágnes Kusler and Merse Pál Szeredi

  1. Modernism and the School of Arts and Crafts in Bratislava

Iva Mojžišová

  1. Looking Forwards or Back? Shifting Perspectives in the Venice Biennale’s Hungarian Exhibition: 1928 and 1948

Kinga Bódi

  1. Cyprián Majerník: From the Grotesque to the Tragic

Zsófia Kiss-Szemán

  1. ‘Do You See Anything?’ Asked Poussin: The Informe, Bataille, and the Czech Surrealists

Lenka Bydžovská

  1. A ‘Modern’ Official Art: The School of Rome

Julianna P. Szűcs

  1. Two Important Czech Institutions, 1938–1948

Lucie Zadražilová and Milan Pech

  1. Strzemiński’s War

Luiza Nader

  1. ‘The Joy of New Constructions in Times of Homelessness’: Marian Bogusz’s Art of the 1940s

Agata Pietrasik

  1. Artist Among the Ruins. Art in Poland of the 1940s and Surrealist Subtexts

Dorota Jarecka

  1. Film Montage and the Principle of Montage in Non-Cinematic Media, A Case Study: The Early Collages of Jiří Kolář

Tomáš Pospiszyl

  1. The European School and the Group of Abstract Artists (‘Between the Ramparts: The Critical Reception of the European School and the Gallery of the Four Directions’ & ‘Broken Dolls: Central European Parallels and Connections’)

Péter György and Gábor Pataki 

  1. The Embodiment of Communist Utopia: Socialist Realism in Slovakia, 1948–1956

Zora Rusinová