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Poetry & Performance. The Eastern European Perspective

The writing practice of samizdat and its relation to the devices of concrete and visual poetry have been treated and presented in a number of previous projects. Until now however, less consideration has been given to the circumstances of performance. 
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Exporting Socialism, Making Business?

After WW II, architecture was used and misused as an ideological signifier for competing systems and for new national identities. Diverse actors and networks took part in architectural exchange within the blocks and beyond the Iron Curtain. 
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Socialist Internationalism & the Global Contemporary

Conference presentations interrogate a tentative link between socialist internationalism as a political and cultural diplomatic principle and the prevalent approaches to art historiography during Socialist times.
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Forum for Doctoral Candidates in East European Art History

Doctoral candidates engaged in a topic of art history (or a neighboring discipline) of Eastern Europe are cordially invited– explicitly also those who have come to the Forum in Berlin in the previous years.
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Revolution in the Margins, 1917-2017: Graduate Student Conference on Modern and Contemporary Art fro

Among the questions this conference hopes to address are the cultural and political relationships between East and West, questions of national identity in relation to international avant-gardes, the formation and cultural influence of the politics of the interwar period, as well as artistic collaborations before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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THROUGH A FOREST WILDERNESS

The conference THROUGH A FOREST WILDERNESS explores the existential dialogue between artists and the forest. It focuses especially on ephemeral works and actions.
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Extending the Dialogue

Several of the essays apply comparative and horizontal art-historical methods to reposition Eastern European art within the global context. 
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Book launch “Extending the Dialogue”

Trees are sprouting, flowers are blossoming, and bees are buzzing. It is Spring, again! We use the start of the outdoor and gardening season to present the research on art and ecology in socialist Eastern Europe by Maja and Reuben Fowkes from Budapest.
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Breaking Conventions: Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Art History

In the context of the growing emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches across academic scholarship, this conference will consider the continuously evolving nature of art historical research.
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Conference In Memoriam Piotr Piotrowski

What kind of art museum and art history are needed under the challenging contemporary conditions? That and more, will be discussed by renowned international curators and art historians in panels and keynote speeches on 8 December.
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SHAPING IDENTITIES | CHALLENGING BORDERS

The conference aims at challenging established limits within histories of photography. It asks how local circumstances affected the production, dissemination and reception of photography in the societies of Central and Eastern Europe, and how those interacted with trends and developments from abroad.
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ART HISTORY AUTHORITIES

Our main intention is to listen to people relate their own itinerary, to elicit unprecedented debates, to create a space for transregional reflection where several art histories may co-exist.
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Instant Presence: Representing Art in Photography

This symposium affords an occasion for international academics and curators to examine questions of photographic reproductions of art in general, explore problems of intersections of photography and art, theoretical or aesthetical aspects of interpretation, as well as investigate methodological strategies analyzing the role of photographic reproduction of art in shaping the discipline of Art History.
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Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia

The aim of this conference is to facilitate the continued development of this field by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations around these central themes.
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Radical Art in Transition

This panel seeks papers that address the intersections between visual culture and political protest in the Western Balkan space.
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Július Koller. One Man Anti Show

Extending across three floors, Július Koller. One Man Anti Show turns the spotlight on the topicality of this unique artistic practice through a new reading and presentation of Koller’s creative anti-universe, in which everything is called into question. 
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Doing Performance Art History

Our congress will focus on those strategies, both past and present, employed by artists, critics and academics in order to create a performance art history.
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Stepping Back in Time

In the field of history terms such as “living history,” “doing history” and "reenactment” have been established to characterize the experiential component of various practices of reviving, restaging and appropriating events from the past in the present.
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Art History and Socialism(s) after World War II: The 1940s until the 1960s

Our call for papers originates from the conviction that researchers of socialist art history need a common platform, to introduce and compare art historical practices across the former Soviet Union and the socialist countries of Europe.
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Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and Western Europe

Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of art, diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of alterity in Europe and worldwide.
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Photo-Performance, Performance Photography in Real Existing Socialisms

With the proposed special issue the contributors are posing the still urgent inquiry of what kind of methodology does a scholar of Eastern, Central and South East European performance history require to work on photo-performance and performance photography in times of ideological warfare? And, to put it more provocatively, if a different methodology is needed at all?
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Collecting and Conserving Performance Art

The two-and-a-half day event approaches issues surrounding the acquisition of performance art by bringing together conservators, curators, art historians, artists, collectors, researchers, art educators and other professionals, who are involved in the production, distribution, collection, documentation and conservation of performance art. 
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Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern Europe

Projects can include comparative studies, for example, of the relevance of re-enactments in one local tradition versus that of another; or single-country studies of a number of re-enactments being staged in one context.
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Comparative Studies of Performance Art in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1960

Example of projects can include: the development of performance art in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania); the Baltic and other Soviet countries; a juxtaposition of performance art practices in Central Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria); or a more broad comparison between particular practices in the Soviet Union, Central Europe, and Yugoslavia.
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