Cultural Revolution: Mykhail Semenko, Ukrainian Futurism and the “National” Category
Keywords:Mykhail Semenko, Ukrainian Futurism, Cultural Revolution, Avant-Garde
AbstractThis paper examines Mykhail Semenko’s Futurist manifestos that developed an opposition between “national” and “international” art, and specifically called “national” art provincial and retrograde. In promoting the international European avant-garde, Semenko’s essays demonstrate how consistently he championed a contemporary and modern Ukrainian culture in the face of home-grown conservatism.
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