[artinfo] CFP: Scars: Reflections On Art And Society
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CFP: Scars: Reflections On Art And Society
(Rijeka, 15-16 May 2020)
[ International Conference ]
Call for Proposals: Scars:
Reflections On Art And Society (Rijeka, 15-16 May 2020)
Deadline for submissions:
September 15, 2019 / info at institute.hr
Scars: Reflections on art and society in Central-East Europe in the 1990s
The conference organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art from
Zagreb and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka aims to
bring together established and early career scholars, independent
researchers, curators and theoreticians who in their research and
practice deal with different aspects of art and society in Central
and Eastern Europe in the 1990s.
The conference will accompany the exhibition "Nineties: Scars"
(opening: May 14, 2020), featuring artworks from twenty Central-East
European countries, that deal with social situations and political
changes of the 1990s that are still present in personal and
collective memories, and/or visible in the social reality and public
Since the last decade of the 20th century only recently began
receiving more scholarly attention in Croatia, the goal of the
exhibition and the conference is to initiate further interest in
research of the period, as well as to engage in a dialogue with
researchers that deal with the countries that share similar or
comparable political histories and cultural backgrounds. We are
welcoming presentations based on indepth (art)historical research,
explorations on individual artists and artworks, new theoretical
reflections on the well-established topics and issues, as well as to
those that try to grasp certain phenomena of the period in a broader
geographic, historical or theoretical framework.
We invite submissions to reflect on and discuss subjects like (but
not limited to):
- Defining the Region: challenges in defining Central-East Europe as
a geographic / cultural / political region; Central-East Europe in
the globalized art world; the exoticisation of the region:
large-scale international exhibitions of Central-East European Art
organized during the 1990s; the role of the international curatorship
in the construction of new narratives on the region; art
historiography in the region during the 1990s: actors, methodologies,
- Art and Society: institutional frameworks and new cultural
policies; influence of domestic and international funding bodies;
reflections on societal changes; re-defining national cultural
heritage; interrelationship between the national, international and
transnational social and cultural spaces in the new countries;
interrelationship between art and political activism;
- New Organizational and Communication Models: self-organization
network for art history artists and cultural workers; the role of the
"civil society"; transnational artistic and cultural networks;
mobility of artists and curators; emergence of new technologies and
its influence on communication models;
- New Artistic and Curatorial Practices and Concepts: the embrace of
the public space; participatory art; art in context; new media and
internet art; continuities and innovations in curatorial concepts.
All presentation are limited to 20-minutes. To apply, please send an
abstract (up to 300 words) and your CV (up to 150 words) to
info at institute.hr not later than September 15, 2019.
The applicants will be notified about the acceptance of their
submissions by October 1, 2019.
The conference is free and open to everyone, with no registration fee.
A selection of the papers will be published in an edited volume.
The keynote speakers will be announced by October 1, 2019.
| The exhibition and the conference are organized within the frame of
Rijeka 2020 - European Capital of Culture.
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