“East European Art seen from Global Perspectives: Past and Present,” an international conference
October 24–27, 2014
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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.
Chair of the conference: Piotr Piotrowski
Key Speaker: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Speakers: Anu Allas, László Beke, Amy Bryzgel, Katarzyna Cytlak, Marina Dmitrieva, Aleš Erjavec, Eva Forgacs, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Tomasz Grusiecki, Beata Hock, Marta Keil, Klara Kemp-Welch, Krista Kodres, Viktor Olivér Lőrincz, Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Kristóf Nagy, Bojana Pejić, Magdalena Radomska, Jörg Scheller, Joanna Sokołowska, Eszter Szakács, Andrzej Szczerski