Eastern European Art Seen From Global Perspectives: Past and Present

Eastern European Art Seen From Global Perspectives: Past and Present

The issues we would like to address include classical imperialism and the colonialism of traditional art, the international spread of the avant-garde and the Western model of the academy, the neo-colonial hegemony of the superpowers during the Cold War and the cultural practices which have followed since the fall of communism.

Galeria Labyrint, Lublin, Poland
October 24-27, 2014

The conference aims to examine the problems specific to Central and Eastern European art, both past and present, as seen in the global perspective. The issues we would like to address include classical imperialism and the colonialism of traditional art, the international spread of the avant-garde and the Western model of the academy, the neo-colonial hegemony of the superpowers during the Cold War and the cultural practices which have followed since the fall of communism. To offer a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative spectrum, we have invited eminent scholars from all over the world, experts in the art and culture of their region, to participate. The conference will thus offer an opportunity for insight into, and an international perspective on, the essential cultural issues of Central and Eastern Europe.
We hope that the exchange of research and experience will enable us not only to make a diagnosis of the cultural and social transformations taking place in our region of Europe and to take a common stand on the matters vital to both its present and future, but also to boost further research and cooperation in the areas of culture, science and education.

 

October 24 (Friday)

19:00

Piotr PIOTROWSKI: Introductory Remarks


Key-note speech
Thomas DaCosta KAUFMANN, “The Netherlandish Model. Netherlandish Art History and World Art History”

October 25 (Saturday)

10:00 – 12:15

Chair: Piotr Piotrowski
Speakers:
Katarzyna MURAWSKA-MUTHESIUS, “Ego Ideals of East-Central Europe”
Eva FORGÁCS, “Between Local and Global: Double Bind and Double Challenge”
Beata HOCK, “Managing Trans/Nationality. Cultural Actors within Imperial Structure”

14:00 – 16:15

Chair: László Beke
Speakers:
Tomasz GRUSIECKI, “Globalising Provenance: After-Lives of a Polish-Lithuanian Squirrel”
Krista KODRES, “Rules of the Game. Constructing the Baroque and its History in Soviet Estonia”
Viktor Olivier LŐRINCZ, “Places of Expansion. Hard Core and the Protective Belt in the Architecture of the Eighteenth-Century World System”

16:45 – 19:30

Chair: Andrzej Szczerski
Speakers:
Marina DMITRIEVA, “Between Russia and Europe. Ukrainian Modernism on the Global Map of the International Avant-Garde”
Maja and Reuben FOWKES, “Towards a Planetary History of East European Art”
Klara KEMP-WELCH, “Personalities and Possibilities. Global Pioneers of Eastern European Experimental Art”


October 26 (Sunday)

10:00 – 12:15

Chair: Eva Forgács
Speakers:
Bojana PEJIĆ, “Belgrade 1961: Non-Alignment, Modernism, and ‘Yugo-Centrism’”
Andrzej SZCZERSKI, “Interpretations of the ‘Thaw’ – Ryszard Stanisławski Exhibitions in Latin America”
Katarzyna CYTLAK, “Beyond the Fantasies of the Red Star. Eastern European Art Seen from the Argentinean Perspective”

14:00 – 16:15

Chair: Krista Kodres
Speakers:
Anu ALLAS, “Our Imaginings Unite with Reality. Ideological Encounters in the East European Neo-Avant-Garde”
Amy BRYZGEL, “Performance Art on the Border between East and West”
Jörg SCHELLER, “More than Mirrors. The Role of Large-Scale Exhibitions of Contemporary art for the Globalization of Central and Eastern European Art by the Example of the Polish Exhibitions at the Venice Art Biennale”

16:45 – 20:15


Chair: Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius
Speakers:
Marta KEIL, „Producers of Culture in Post-1989 Eastern Europe”
Joanna SOKOŁOWSKA, “Undoing the East. Towards the Global Semi-Periphery”
Eszter SZAKÁCS, “Curatorial Discourse and Practice. Globalism and the Eastern European Region”
Kristóf NAGY, “The Emergence of the Soros Foundation in Hungary. Decolonisation or Neocolonisation?”

October 27 (Monday)

10:00 – 12:30
Chair: Bojana Pejić
Speakers:
Aleš ERJAVEC, “Art and the Politics of Representation in Eastern Europe from a Global Perspective”
Magdalena RADOMSKA, “A Visual Critique of Global Capitalism in Central-Eastern Europe”
László BEKE, “Post-Contemporary Art in East and Central Europe. A New Art Tendency and a New Method in Art History”

Piotr PIOTROWSKI: Closing Remarks


Source: http://www.konferencja.labirynt.com/en