[artinfo] Post-1989 Central Europe (CAA, Los Angeles, 10-13 Feb 10)

Sára Stenczer stenczer at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 13:37:44 CEST 2009

Call for Papers:
Transformation Reconsidered: 'Utopias', Realities and National
Traditions in Post-1989 Central Europe

Historians of German & Central European Art & Architecture Session at
College Art Association Annual Conference 2010 Chicago,
February 10-Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chair: Andrzej Szczerski, Jagiellonian University
mail to: Andrzej Szczerski, Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian
University, ul. Grodzka 53 31-001, Kraków Poland
e-mail: szczersk at uj.edu.pl [NOTE: email submissions are acceptable]

Please follow the CAA guidelines for submission of proposals

deadline: May 8, 2009

This session will look at the heritage of twenty years of post-Cold War
transformation in Central Europe and the role played by art, artists,
and critical/historical discourse in forging new and questioning old
identities in the region. The session will analyze attempts to regain or
reinvent national and individual histories, especially those excluded by
Cold War social engineering. It will also look at the idea of
remembrance about the communist 'utopias' and realities, their
relevance, persistence and rejection within contemporary societies, as
reflected in current art production and historiography of this and of
earlier periods in history. The session will also consider the problem
of how the post-communist transformation has been perceived as a lived
reality, with its own cultural models and hierarchies.

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