[spectre] CONF: Theorizing the Geography of East-Central European Art (Poznan, 26-27 Oct 18)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Sun Sep 23 08:25:41 CEST 2018

From: Agata Jakubowska <jagata at amu.edu.pl>
Date: Sep 22, 2018
Subject: CONF: Theorizing the Geography of East-Central European Art 
(Poznan, 26-27 Oct 18)

ZAMEK Cultural Center, Poznań, Poland, October 26 - 27, 2018

East-Central European Art Forum Inaugural Conference
Theorizing the Geography of East-Central European Art

The newly established Piotr Piotrowski Center for Research on 
East-Central European Art at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań 
invites you to the inaugural conference of the East-Central European Art 
Forum. The conference Theorizing the Geography of East-Central European 
Art will be held on 26 and 27 October 2018 in Poznań.

According to Piotr Piotrowski (1952-2015), the core of practicing art 
history and scientific research resides in meetings and vibrant 
discussions with scholars, art writers, artists, and curators. 
Piotrowski became a major figure in East-Central European art 
scholarship not only because of his writings, but also owing to the fact 
that he was building networks. We are under no illusion that we can 
replace him in that. Yet, as his intellectual heirs, we perceive it as 
both a challenge and an opportunity to continue his work of bringing 
people together. Therefore, we intend to initiate the East-Central 
European Art Forum – regular, biennial meetings of scholars working on 
East-Central European art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The inaugural conference will concentrate on new theoretical 
conceptualizations of geographies of East-Central European art and/or 
critical analysis of existing theoretical holdings on the subject. It 
will bring together international scholars who are interested in 
discussing how we place Eastern European art and its histories on the 
maps of global art histories that are continuously being drawn anew.

ZAMEK Cultural Center, New Scene
Św. Marcin Street 80/82, Poznań, Poland

Free Admission

The Conference Program
October 26, 2018 (Friday)

Session 1
Mapping and Un-mapping: The Spatial Turn
Chair: Agata Jakubowska

9.30-9.50     Steven Mansbach, Modernist Myths and their Methodological 
9.50-10.10     Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Mapmaking as Image-making: 
The Case of East Central Europe 10.10-10.30     Borut Vogelnik, 
Retroprincip Book Series

10.30-10.50     Magdalena Radomska, Dialectical Geography and Horizontal 
Art History


Coffee break

Session 2
Redrawing Maps & Shifting Borders
Chair: Maria Hlavajova

12.00-12.20     Éva Forgács, The Shifting Notions of East-Central Europe
12.20-12.40     Carmen Popescu, Reporting from the (East) Front: Eastern 
Europe Architectural         Historiography of the Former Communist Bloc 
in the Making
12.40-13.00     Amy Bryzgel, Atemporal Histories and the Geography of 
Central and Eastern             Europe Case Study: Performance Art
13.00-13.20     Christian Nae, East of the West and West of the East: On 
the Concept of Scale in             Critical Geography of Art


Lunch break

Session 3
Regional Displacements & Disrupted Art Histories Chair: Urška Jurman

15.00-15.20    Karolina Majewska-Güde, Digging Inside of the 
Trans/national. Approaching the         Condition of Close Other from 
the Perspective of Minor Transnationalism.
15.20-15.40    Ieva Astahovska, The Mapping of Baltic Art as Critical 
Case Study in Context of         Eastern Europe and its Revisionist 
15.40-16.00    Marko Ilić, “Future's in the Balkans”: Post-Yugoslav Art 
on the Borders of Europe
16.00-16.20    April Eisman, Ideological and Geographical Invisibility: 
The Western Reception of         East German Art


17.00-17.15 Coffee break

17.15-18.30     In memory of Piotr Piotrowski
Recollections of the conference East European Art seen from Global 
Perspective (Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin, 24-27 October 2014) and 
reflections on the book Globalizing East European Art Histories (eds. 
Beata Hock and Anu Allas, Routledge 2018)

October 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Session 4
Alternative Spatializations: Production of Spaces Chair: Luiza Nader

9.30-9.50     Sven Spieker, Foreign Language and Utopia in Eastern 
European Neo-Avantgarde         Art
9.50-10.10     Pavlína Morganová, Art History of the Place
10.10-10.30     Allison Leigh, An Experiment in Horizontal Art History: 
Critiquing Modernist             Geographies
10.30-10.50     Jérôme Bazin, How Far Can Art Historian Scatter Spaces ?


Coffee break

Session 5
Postcolonial Conditions & Decolonial Perspectives  Chair: Magdalena Radomska

12.00-12.20     Edit András, Shift from Geopolitics of Place to 
Chrono-politics of Time
12.20-12.40     Marina Gržinić, The Postsocialist and Postcolonial 
Conditions as Features of a             Conceptualization of a "New" 
12.40-13.00     Maja Fowkes, Reuben Fowkes, Pluriversal 
Geo-epistemologies of East European         Art
13.00-13.20     Lina Džuverović, Still Sucking On Communism – 
Challenging the Totalitarian             Paradigm as a step towards 
‘Delinking’ from the Colonial Matrix Of Power


Lunch break

Session 6
Relational Geography & Transregional Collaborations
Chair: Hedvig Turai

15.00-15.20    Viktor Misiano, Interpol: The Apology of Failure
15.20-15.40    Candice M. Hamelin, Rethinking “Centers” and 
“Peripheries” and the West’s             Influence on Photographic 
Practices in East-Central Europe
15.40-16.00    Caterina Preda, The geography of East-Central European 
Art and Transregional             Links During the Cold War. The Case of 
the Museo de la Solidaridad (Salvador             Allende) and its 
Collaborative Model with the Socialist Countries in East-Central 
16.00-16.20    Judy Peter, Comparative Art Histories in Eastern and 
Central Europe and South             Africa: Political and Cultural 
Visual Representations in ‘New Democracies’.


17.00-17.15 Coffee break

Conference final discussion

The conference will be held in English

Piotr Piotrowski Center for Research on East-Central European Art
Department of Art History
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

The conference is supported by ERSTE Foundation.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Theorizing the Geography of East-Central European Art (Poznan, 
26-27 Oct 18). In: ArtHist.net, Sep 22, 2018. 

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