CEAD Conference | The Deep Flows of the Running Sea
Research topic "Central Europe 1945-1989"
Olomouc Muzeum of Art | April 5, 2016
Central Europe is a very diverse cultural area, fundamentally marked by the homogenizing efforts of totalitarian regimes. In spite of that, art and culture from 1945 to 1989 are all but a manifestation of hibernation, as can be seen by their increasingly intense reflection. If Central Europe is a myth, than the second half of the twentieth century is one of its specific variations. How can we work with such a highly conditional theme? What method should we choose? And how do we fit it into the general (European or global) context?
The Deep Flows of the Running Sea conference initiates a cycle of regular interdisciplinary meetings focusing on the research of the socio-cultural environment within the Visegrad Region countries in the second half of the twentieth century. This intention derives from a long-term research interest of the curators of the Olomouc Museum of Art, in terms of exhibitions, acquisitions, and research activities of the Olomouc Central European Forum and the recently launched Central European Art Database (www.cead.space).
The conference aims to help to establish functional disciplinary platform through which it would be possible to share information and new findings. The programme focuses primarily on creative culture and the fine arts, but input on other related topics (sociology, general history, cultural studies etc.) would also be appreciated.
The conference will be held in Czech and English (interpretation will be provided). Selected presentations will be published in conference proceedings online (July 2016). Post-graduate students are also invited to participate.
Suggested thematic areas:
- Central European art in the second half of the 20th century
- Central Europe - cultural phenomenon/ myth
- Art-historical and art-critical practice
- International meetings, exhibitions, and shows
Date: April 5, 2016
Venue: Theatre of Music| Olomouc Museum of Art (map)
Registration: online form
Registration fees (payable at the desk): CZK 150.00
Presentations of up to 250 words in Czech and English will be appreciated and should be sent by February 14, 2016. Notice of acceptance can be expected by 15th February 2016. The conference programme will be published at the end of February 2016. Conference proceedings (in English) will be published in the form of a pdf file in June 2016. If you are interested, translated texts need to be submitted by 15th May 2016 at the latest. For free participation please register.