[artinfo] Fwd: ART AND POLITICS conference, call for papers
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ART AND POLITICS: CASE-STUDIES FROM EASTERN EUROPE
Vytautas Magnus University
October 26-27, 2006
Political art, art as a tool of power and a hostage of authority –
these questions are hard to escape when researching Eastern European
culture. The 20th century turned this region into a laboratory of
social engineering and political experiments where boundaries of
artistic practices have been tested too. Here one can easily find the
most radical examples of cultural production that flirts between art
and politics, the magic and failure of avant-garde utopia, the
sharpest conflicts between ethics and aesthetics. Thus contexts of art
practices as well as political contents of artistic strategies (rather
than pure stylistic qualities and artistic values) are under
consideration in recent studies of Eastern Europe art history.
An objective of the conference is to bring together different case
studies on art and politics in order to analyse a complex relationship
between artistic and political regimes as well as political meanings
of art in Soviet and Post-Soviet conditions. Participants are invited
to consider the following topics:
* Subversions of political art in non-democratic state
* Cultural policy and culture as resistance
* In search of panacea: resistance, transgression, appropriation
* Critique of representation and creating of new myths
* Aesthetical norms and/or national style
* Self identities [autobiography, body, individual mythologies] in
the sidelines of regime
* Ideological art and artistic ideologies.
Participants are requested to submit their papers in the form of case
studies using a particular artifact, event or phenomena as a ground
for research of a broader problem focused on the varied intersections
of art and politics. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A
publication of conference proceedings is also planned.
Abstracts (250-300 words) accompanied with short CV should be sent to
the address below by April 20, 2006. Accepted papers will be notified
by May 2, 2006.
Art Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Assoc. prof. Rasa Zukien (Art Institute, VDU, Kaunas)
Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravicius (VDU, Kaunas)
Prof. Vojtech Lahoda (Institute of Art History, Academy of Science of
the Czech Republic, Prague)
Prof. Piotr Piotrowski (Institute of Art History, A. Mickiewicz
Linara Dovydaityte, dr. Jurate Tutlyte.
Vytautas Magnus University
Laisves ave. 53-405
E-mail: Linara_Dovydaityte at fc.vdu.lt; Jurate_Tutlyte at fc.vdu.lt
1. 3D"mailto:Linara_Dovydaityte at fc.vdu.lt"
2. 3D"mailto:Jurate_Tutlyte at fc.vdu.lt"
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