Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe

Art, Religion and Resistance in (Post-)Communist Romania

Nostalgia for Paradise Lost

Authors: Asavei, Maria Alina

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  • Considers how artists have refashioned the meanings and purposes of religious art for political ends during and after communism  
  • Spans the fields of contemporary history, political theory, history of religion, art history and theory, and memory studies
  • Explores the multifarious connections between religion, politics and artistic production
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This book illuminates the interconnections between politics and religion through the lens of artistic production, exploring how art inspired by religion functioned as a form of resistance, directed against both Romanian national communism (1960-1989) and, latterly, consumerist society and its global market. It investigates the critical, tactical and subversive employments of religious motifs and themes in contemporary art pieces that confront the religious ‘affair’ in post-communist Romania. In doing so, it addresses a key gap in previous scholarship, which has paid little attention to the relationship between religious art and political resistance in communist Central and South-East Europe.  

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Maria-Alina Asavei is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and an independent curator of contemporary art.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Art, Religion and Resistance in (Post-)Communist Romania
Book Subtitle
Nostalgia for Paradise Lost
Authors
Series Title
Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56255-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56255-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56254-0
Series ISSN
2523-7985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 309
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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