Czech Underground Music & Art: A Talk on April 29

by OHA member Michael Kilburn and Veronika Tuckerovà


Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 4:00 PM

Boston University, 154 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Michael Kilburn and Veronika Tuckerovà will talk about the intersections of art and politics in the underground movement in Czechoslovakia in the1970s and 1980s. Michael Kilburn will discuss the antipolitics of the underground movement and its relation to dissent. Veronika Tuckerovà will reflect on the recently opened exhibition at Prague’s National Gallery, “Charta Story,” that focuses on art around Charter 77 and underground music and arts.

Michael Kilburn is a profession of political science and international studies at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. His research interest include central European history and politics, human rights, and oral history. He has published and presented on topics of contemporary Czech history, oral history and performance and political theory.

Veronika Tukerovà teaches Czech at Harvard University and directs Harvard University’s Summer Abroad Program in Prague. She has published on Kafka and Prague German Literature, translation, samizdat, and dissidence. She has written on the gallery text and a catalogue essay for the recently opened exhibition, Charta Story/Příbĕh Chatry 77, currently on display at the National Gallery in Prague.






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