[artinfo] cfp:forms of artistic (dis)engagement with the communist regimes

ober ober at emdash.org
Thu Jan 19 23:56:23 CET 2017

Call for Conference Papers for a Panel on:

Creating for the state: forms of artistic 
(dis)engagement with the communist regimes. The 
unions of artists and the state artistsî


49th Annual Convention of the Association for 
Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
ASEEES (9-12 November 2017, Chicago USA)

The theme of this year convention of the ASEEES 
is Transgressions. In this context, this panel 
seeks to bring together scholars interested by 
the study of the institutions of the unions of 
artists in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. 
They had at their fore the _state artists_ 
(Haraszti), being given important commissions by 
the state institutions to create in the new 
ideological approach of Socialist Realism and its 
different, national adaptations.

Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):

the (creative) unions of artists (visual arts, music, theater, cinema)
relations between the unions of artists
the state artists, portraits of specific artists
professional artists versus amateurs
painting the leaders the official iconography
types of public orders
the changing roles of the unions of artists after 1990/1991
state exhibitions

Those interested should submit:
- a 250 words abstract
- and a brief author biography
to the chair Caterina Preda (caterinapreda at gmail.com)
by February 10, 2017.

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