Zaal Andronikashvili: Georgian Modernities: National, International, Soviet
Vortrag auf der Tagung »Armenian Modernities. Mores and Politics«, 18.–19.11.2022
What was the relation between modernism and nationality and how it changed from the 1910s to the 1970s? How did the assessment of the First and the Second Modernisms change during the last hundred years? Can we speak about Georgian Soviet modernism and if we can, how and on what grounds do we assess it? The paper assumes that national, international and Soviet modernisms co-existed in Georgia from the 1910s up to the 1930s and at times, despite the heated polemic, even collaborated. After Stalin’s anti-modernist stance (1932), headed by Lavrenti Beria in Georgia, Georgian art was forced to adopt Socialist Realism, which rejected modernist forms of expression and depended upon the classic and academic styles in all artistic directions.
Der Literaturwissenschaftler Zaal Andronikashvili ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter mit dem Projekt Literatur in Georgien. Zwischen kleiner Literatur und Weltliteratur.