"We are all a little dada", Tristan Tzara once said. Petre Raileanu, Sebastian Reichmann, Michel Carassou and Mica Gherghescu look at the Romanian and European avant-garde, Dadaism and Surrealism.
Despite high praise by prominent poets and critics, First Acceptance, a surrealist work by Sebastian Reichmann, was subjected to heavy censoring. Reichmann later moved from strict communist Romania to Paris, where he started a French-language literary career. He will be part of a panel discussing the pioneering role of the Romanian avant-garde in Dada and the surrealist movement.
Michel Carassou is a publisher and writer, specialist in literary avant-gardes of the 1920s and 1930s, author of essays on Dada and surrealism, and a biography of René Crevel.
A historian of art, Mica Gherghescu completed her doctoral thesis at CRAL / EHESS with a study of the languages invented by artists in the French space after 1945. Her research focuses on forms of linguistic invention, concrete and visual poetry, forms of writing and other discursive practices in the artistic field.
With Michel Carassou, Sebastian Reichmann, Petre Răileanu & Mica Gherghescu