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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Theatre During the Yugoslav Wars

The main goal of the conference is to examine the scholarly work currently being conducted on the topic of war theatre in this specific region and period and to establish a networking space for artists and scholars in the field.
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Could We Speak of "Bratislava Conceptualism"?

The international conference aims to publically introduce the term "Bratislava Conceptualism", serving as an umbrella term for the selected authorial programs that are part of or otherwise related to conceptual art in Slovakia, with Bratislava being the common denominator either in terms of territory (presence in the city), social psychology (e.g. generationally) or in terms of artistic operation (including studies, /non-/exhibiting, critical reflection of art, etc.).
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Shared Practices: The Intertwinement of the Arts in the Culture of Socialist Eastern Europe

The objective of the conference is to analyse the changes that happened because of contacts between various art forms in the culture of post-World War II Eastern Europe. We will cover both the processes guided and encouraged by official ideology and movements that opposed the established canon.
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Performance Art East, Northeast, West

The conference will feature a roster of researchers who specialise in the performance art, as well as performances by artists from Eastern Europe.
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From the poison cabinets of communism

The conference focuses on the discussion of methodological approaches, but also examines the closely related question of ethical problems that goes hand in hand with the analysis and publication of secret service reports.
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Visual Cultures of Socialism. A comparative approach

We seek to gain insights into the relationships between the control and production of images, the consumption of images and mass culture, the interaction between 'high' and 'low', in addition to the management of cultural and ethnic diversity in the socialist societies of the 20th century and the visual cultures tied to ruling practices.
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The 2014 Convention of The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

The history of Eurasia and Eastern Europe has been marked by periods of revolutionary change that seemed to contemporaries to herald the dawn of an entirely new era, but that in retrospect did not disrupt deeper institutional, social, and cultural continuities between past and present. 
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Conference on "POSTWAR — ART BETWEEN THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC, 1945-1965"

The purpose of the “Postwar” conference is to bring together leading and emerging scholars, historians, artists, curators, theorists, and students to examine the artistic forces and cultural legacies that have shaped the production of art since 1945.
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Abstracts for the conference "Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere"

Find here the abstracts of the "Performaning Arts in the Second Public Sphere" conference, which takes place in Berlin between May 9 and 11, 2014.
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Conference "Performing Art in the Second Public Sphere"

A conference that tries to reflects on diverse aspects of event-based art in Central, East and Southeast European since the 1960s. 
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Performance Art from Central and Eastern Europe… in Chicago

Read Amy Bryzgel's report on the "Performance Art in Central and Eastern Europe"-session at the annual conference of the College Art Association 2014.
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