FIAC 2017

October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Vernissage: October 18, 2017

Ubu Gallery was pleased to have participated in FIAC 2017. Ubu Gallery presented a survey of the historical avant-garde in Central and Eastern Europe between the two World Wars.

The influence of Dada and Surrealism was particularly pervasive in middle Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. In Czechoslovakia, they gradually replaced Functionalism and Constructivism as the principal ideologies of the avant-garde. Surrealism dominated the International Exhibition of Photography organized by the Mánes Union of Fine Arts in Prague in 1936, the largest presentation of its kind in the 1930s. The Polish avant-garde went through several different focuses between 1920 and 1940, with a wide range of styles and influences, among them Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Utilitarianism, Functionalism, as well as drawing significantly on folk tradition. The avant-garde movement in Romania was international in scope and more closely aligned with avant-garde literary movements in other parts of Europe and reflected Constructivist, Surrealist and Dadaist tendencies. Similar trends were evident in Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia), Latvia, Bulgaria and Georgia. The common theme of all of these Central and Eastern European avant-garde movements was to subvert established social and artistic norms with the intent of provoking a new progressive society out of the destruction wreaked by World War I.

Ubu Gallery is located at Booth 0.E40, Grand Palais, Paris.

Alexander Archipenko, Josef Berman, Constantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, Janusz Maria Brzeski, Erich Buchholz, Jean David, Dan Faur, Marcel Janco, Ljubiša Jocić, István Farkas, André Kertész, Max Herman Maxy, Sașa Panä, Georges Papazoff, S. (Jules) Perahim, Kazimierz Podsadecki, Marco Ristić, Stephan Roll, Jindřich Štyrský, Josef Sudek, Waclaw Szpakowski, Karel Teige, Stefan Themerson, Dolfi Trost, Victor Vasarely, Ilia Zdanevitch

Fair checklist
Fact sheets
Virtual visit
Installation views

Observator Cultural / Triptic iconic avangardist românesc / October 26-November 1, 2017 / N.R. 895 / Florin Colonaș / 6 reproductions (Online)
Observator Cultural / Triptic iconic avangardist românesc / October 26-November 1, 2017 / N.R. 895 / Florin Colonaș / 6 reproductions (PDF)
BeauxArts Magazine / November 2017 / Special FIAC Section / Emmanuelle Lequeux / p. 56 (PDF)
Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports / The FIAC in Paris: from a Delaunay painting of the Eiffel Tower to a crack in the wall by Henrique Oliveira / October 18, 2017 / Judith Benhamou-Huet / 1 reproduction