Edited by Megan Brandow-Faller and Laura Morowitz, Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design is a collection of essays that challenge the received narrative on the artists, exhibitions, and interpretations of Viennese modernism. CRAACE team members Matthew Rampley and Julia Secklehner are among the contributors.
In the western suburbs of the 2nd district of Budapest, on Pasaréti Square, is one of the more striking examples of interwar modernist architecture in Hungary: the Franciscan Church of St. Anthony of Padua. The innovative nature of the design is apparent if we compare it with other churches built in Hungary shortly before, such as the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Győr of 1929, or the Church of St. Emeric in Balatonalmádi (1930). We can also gain a sense of the striking addition it made to the cityscape when we view it in its environs, a low-density neighbourhood of villas. It is commonly regarded as one of the most important churches built in interwar Hungary, and as evidence of the embrace by the Hungarian Catholic church of modernity. Consecrated in October 1934, it might have been the first example of functionalist church architecture in Hungary, had it not been for the tumultuous process of its approval that delayed its completion. As a result, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Bertalan (1901–1971) and Aladár Árkay (1868–1932) is generally held to have that distinction.
The second keynote lecture of our workshop Modernity and Religion in Central European Art and Architecture will take place at
18.00 CET on 13 May 2021
Elizabeth Otto (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Bauhaus Occult: Experimental Spirituality in the Home of Rational Modernism
Session 5 of our workshop Modernity and Religion in Central European Art and Architecture will take place at
18.00 CET on 15 April 2021
on Zoom, featuring papers by
Erzsébet Urbán (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest)
Eszter Baku (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest).
Session 4 of our workshop Modernity and Religion in Central European Art and Architecture will take place at
18.00 CET on 1 April 2021
Mária Orišková (Trnava University)