Book Presentation: Creativity Exercises. Emancipatory Pedagogies in Art and Beyond

Online event

Date: October 7, 2020 4-6 pm, CET

Please register at the link here to the ZOOM event, which will be streamed at Facebook Live

The editors, Dóra Hegyi, Zsuzsa László, and Franciska Zólyom invite you to the online presentation of the volume Creativity Exercises: Emancipatory Pedagogies in Art and Beyond published this year by GfZK,, and Sternberg Press.

After the live book-reviews by Alina Serban (art historian, founder of The Institute of the Present, Bucharest) and Regina Bittner (art historian, director a.i. Bauhaus Foundation Dessau) a discussion moderated by Anthony Gardner (art historian, Associate Professor, Queens College, Oxford) follows tackling the artistic networks and experiments around collective learning after 1945 with the participation of the authors of the book.

Contents and excerpts from the book here

About the book:
The book contextualizes Creativity Exercises—an amateur course led by neo-avant-garde artists, Miklós Erdély and Dóra Maurer, in Budapest between 1975-1977—within transnational postwar intellectual networks that connected artists, architects, educators, sociologists and other socially engaged professionals. The impact that such “creativity exercises” had on aesthetic, educational, and institutional concepts, and the impulses for participation, co-creation, knowledge production, and exchange that it continues to give—even beyond the realm of art— are central themes of the book.

With texts by László Beke, Ildikó Enyedi, Miklós Erdély, Dóra Maurer, Ferenc Mérei, Tamás St.Auby and commissioned essays by Éva Forgács, Janna Graham, Dóra Hegyi, Sándor Hornyik, Zsolt K. Horváth, Emese Kürti, Zsuzsa László, Marion von Osten, and Axel Wieder.