[artinfo] Conference, Central Europe 1945-1989'

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Olomouc Museum of Art| CEAD Conference | 'Central Europe 1945-1989'

CEAD Conference | The Deep Flows of the Running Sea

Olomouc Museum of Art


Central Europe is a very diverse cultural area, fundamentally marked 
by the homogenizing efforts of totalitarian regimes. In spite of 
that, art and culture from 1945 to 1989 are all but a manifestation 
of hibernation, as can be seen by their increasingly intense 
reflection. If Central Europe is a myth, than the second half of the 
twentieth century is one of its specific variations. How can we work 
with such a highly conditional theme? What method should we choose? 
And how do we fit it into the general (European or global) context?

The Deep Flows of the Running Sea conference initiates a cycle of 
regular interdisciplinary meetings focusing on the research of the 
socio-cultural environment within the Visegrad Region countries in 
the second half of the twentieth century. This intention derives from 
a long-term research interest of the curators of the Olomouc Museum 
of Art, in terms of exhibitions, acquisitions, and research 
activities of the Olomouc Central European Forum and the recently 
launched Central European Art Database 

The conference aims to help to establish functional disciplinary 
platform through which it would be possible to share information and 
new findings. The programme focuses primarily on creative culture and 
the fine arts, but input on other related topics (sociology, general 
history, cultural studies etc.) would also be appreciated.
The conference will be held in Czech and English (interpretation will 
be provided). Selected presentations will be published in conference 
proceedings online (July 2016). Post-graduate students are also 
invited to participate.

Suggested thematic areas
Central European art in the second half of the 20th century
Central Europe - cultural phenomenon/ myth
Art-historical and art-critical practice
International meetings, exhibitions, and shows

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