[artinfo] CONF: Art History and Socialism(s) after World War II

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Thu Jun 16 09:44:44 CEST 2016

From: Kristina Jõekalda <kristina.joekalda at artun.ee>

Art History and Socialism(s) after World War II: The 1940s until the 1960s

27th-29th October 2016, Tallinn

Venue: Estonian Academy of Sciences main hall (Kohtu 6, Tallinn)

Registration deadline: Oct 20, 2016

Hosting institution: Institute of Art History and 
Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn


Thursday, 27th October

18.00 KEYNOTE PAPER Branko Mitrovic, Prof. Dr. 
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 
Trondheim), Collectivist Historiography and its 

20.00 Opening reception

Friday, 28th October

09.00 Registration

INTRODUCTION Krista Kodres, Prof. Dr. (Estonian 
Academy of Arts; Tallinn University)

09.45 PANEL 1
Ekaterina Boltunova, Dr. (Higher School of Economics, Moscow),
Reinterpreting Imperial Art in the Post-War USSR: 
Soviet Views of National Heritage

Milena Bartlová, Prof. Dr. (Academy of Arts, 
Architecture and Design, Prague), New Political 
Orientation of Czech Art History around 1950

Ivan Gerát, Dr. (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; University of Trnava),
Marxist Iconology in Czechoslovakia before 1968

12.00 Lunch

13.30 PANEL 2
Nikolas Drosos, Dr. (Harriman Institute, Columbia 
University), 'People's Realism: Interpreting 
Renaissance Art in 1950s Poland

Tereza Johanidesová, MA (Charles University; 
Václav Havel Library, Prague), Did Marxist 
Iconology Exist in Czech Art History?

Carmen Popescu, Dr., Writing in the Void: 
Architectural History in Socialist Romania

Juliana Maxim, Dr. (University of San Diego, California),
Socialist Historiography between Nation and 
Revolution: Writing the History of Romanian 
Architecture in the 1960s

16.30 Coffee/tea

17.15 PANEL 3
Almira Ousmanova, Prof. Dr. (European Humanities 
University, Vilnius), Not-Ready-Made: Flashback 
to the Soviet Version of Marxist Art History

Elena Khlopina, Dr. (Higher School of Economics, Moscow),
Research Method of A. A. Fedorov-Davydov and the 
Teaching of Art History in Lomonosov Moscow State 
University in the 1950s-1960s

Nataliya Zlydneva, Prof. Dr. (Russian Academy of 
Science; Lomonosov Moscow State University; State 
Institute for Art History; Moscow State 
Conservatorium), Rereading the 1920s: Alternative 
Paths of Soviet Art History

Saturday, 29th October

10.00 PANEL 4
Bart Pushaw, MA (University of Maryland, College Park),
Heroic Modernists of Peasant Blood: The 
Revolutionary Turn in Baltic Art Histories

Raino Isto, MA (University of Maryland, College 
Park), 'Modelling Reality': Writing the History 
of (Socialist) Albanian Sculpture - the Case of 
Odhise Paskali

Karolina Labowicz-Dymanus, Dr. (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw),
Modernism on the Secret Service of 
Superstructure, Marxism-Leninism as a Base of 
Modern Polish Art History: The Polish School of 
Art History in the Late 1940s and 1950s

12.15 Lunch

14.00 PANEL 5
Piotr Juszkiewicz, Prof. Dr. (Adam Mickiewicz 
University, Poznan), Socialist Modernism, 
Socialist Structuralism: Mieczys½aw Por´bski's 
Socialist Art History

Katja Bernhardt, Dr. (Humboldt-University, Berlin),
Socialist Kunstwissenschaft in the GDR

Marina Dmitrieva, Dr. (Centre for History and 
Culture of East Central Europe, Leipzig), Riddles 
of Modernism in the Late Soviet Discourse: 
Mikhail Lifshits' Battle against 'New Barbarism?


ORGANISATION The post-World War II socialism and 
related art historical discourse had many faces: 
too many for a single conference. Therefore we 
have launched a series of conferences, the first 
of which will be held in Tallinn in October 2016, 
focusing on the decades immediately following the 
war. In 2017 and 2018 follow-up conferences will 
be held in Leipzig and Berlin.

Hosting institution: Institute of Art History and 
Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

Programme managers: Krista Kodres, Prof. Dr.; 
Michaela Marek, Prof. Dr.; Kristina Jõekalda, MA; 
Kädi Talvoja, MA

Supporters: Estonian Research Council grant 
PUT788 (Historicizing Art: Knowledge Production 
in Estonian Art History amidst Changing 
Ideologies and Disciplinary Developments, 
principal investigator Krista Kodres); Estonian 
Academy of Arts; Estonian Academy of Sciences

Partners: Chair of Art History of Eastern and 
East Central Europe at Humboldt-University of 
Berlin; Centre for History and Culture of East 
Central Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig

for more details and registration.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Art History and Socialism(s) after World 
War II (Tallinn, 27-29 Oct 2016). In: H-ArtHist, 
Jun 15, 2016. <http://arthist.net/archive/13274>.

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