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Works and Words: film and art from 1970’s Central Europe

Eye and De Appel are organising a special evening to mark the reprint of the original catalogue to accompany the Works and Words art event in Amsterdam (1979). The evening looks back on the celebrated art show involving artists from Central Europe, which also included a comprehensive film programme presented by De Appel and Holland Experimental Film.

Works and Words was a ten-day art event that took place in Amsterdam in 1979 to focus on contemporary artists from socialist Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia. The programme included lectures, performances, installations, photo exhibitions and film and video screenings.  The show was an initiative of De Appel and was realised in association with prominent art centres in the city.

The evening highlights the history and significance of this interdisciplinary international art event in 1979 from a modern perspective.

political tension

The programme includes a selection of experimental films from the original programme by pioneering artists such as Dóra Maurer (HU), Józef Robakowski (PL) and Mladen Stilinović (HR). The screening is additionally framed by a conversation on the fascinating context of Works and Words as a cultural event organised during the politically tense Cold War era

everyday life  

Contemporary Polish media artist Wojciech Bąkowski will give a concert performance. Bąkowski’s work explores some of the themes that also engaged the experimental filmmakers of the late 1970s, such as the reframing of the stuff of everyday life through film and video.

The programme is organised on the occasion of the reprint of the original Works and Words exhibition catalogue by De Appel and Roma Publications.

Click here for more information.

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