“ART INTO POP“. Punk-Rock Music and the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde

Punk-rock concert of Gergely Molnár and the Spions entitled Anna Frank Memorial Evening

A lecture by József Havasréti, lecturer and vice-president of the Institute of Communications and Media Science, University of Pécs.

This is the 6th guest lecture and workshop within the series „Lectures on the Second Public Sphere. Contributions to Performance and Intermedia Art in Eastern Europe” organised by Katalin Cseh, University of Vienna, Philological and Cultural Sciences, Theatre, Film and Media Studies, Austria.

The presentation will focus on the relationship between punk music and the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde through the example of the band Spions. Their lyrics, visual effects and cultural references are the appropriation of the visual propaganda of totalitarian states. Political acts of the band were rejected by the official cultural politics as well as by the Neo-Avant-Garde scene. The significance of Spions reaches far beyond the scope of punk music: their art incorporated pop music, media art, performance art, body art and experimental theatre.

Date: 17 June 2013, 15:15 – 16:45
Location: Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, University of Vienna, Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, 1010 Vienna, in the Jura Soyfer-Saal

This event takes place in the frame of PATTERNS Lectures.

Photo: Punk-rock concert of Gergely Molnár and the Spions entitled “Anna Frank Memorial Evening”, Author: unknown, Source: Artpool Poster Archive