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From: Marika Kuźmicz
Date: Dec 17, 2020
Subject: CFP: Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (Warsaw, 2-3
Warsaw, Sep 2–03, 2021
Deadline: Jan 15, 2021
Call for Papers: Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and
Eastern Europe (CEE)
Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Arts (Riga),
SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana), Office for
Photography (Zagreb) invite for the conference "Not Yet Written Stories.
Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)" will be held in
Warsaw in the first week of September 2021. The conference will take
place at the Academy of Fine Arts or and depending on the situation with
Covid-19 will be organized also in a hybrid format offering online
Participants: early career humanities scholars, curators and artists are
welcome to apply.
Focus: visual arts before 1989 in relation to woman artist experiences
and histories in Central and Eastern Europe.
The scholarly “sin of omission” and the exclusion of work by women from
the canon of art history have resulted in the erasure of the
achievements of numerous artists. Such omissions have been widespread,
occurring regardless of socio-political situation. However, women
artists as well as art historians, critics, curators, gallerists in
culturally and economically “peripheral” countries, such as those
formerly behind the Iron Curtain and former Yugoslavia, have been at
risk of double exclusion on the grounds of both geography and gender.
While rebuilding new states and socialistic societies after WW2., women
built themselves up not only politically and culturally, but
artistically as well. But instead of anticipated advancement of women in
various fields, society continued to support the domination of the
traditional patriarchal view. To counteract that situation and with the
wish to raise bigger awareness of these issues as well as proposing new
ways of history reading Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Latvian Centre for
Contemporary Arts (Riga), - SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts
(Ljubljana), and Office for Photography (Zagreb) in 2019 collectively
started the project “Not Yet Written Stories: Women Artists Archives
On-line”. The project studies the heritage of women artists in Poland,
Latvia, Croatia and Slovenia with the aim to recuperate the lost or
omitted histories of women artists and broaden our understanding of
recent past. The project maps not only regional contexts and
collaborations, but also aims to reconsider common points of history
writing processes investigating gender in social, political, cultural,
and artistic context within Central and Eastern Europe.
Taking the project initiative and research already completed as the
starting point, partners are organizing a conference Not Yet Written
Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Throughout the regions we are facing erasure of women from the art
scene, followed by the notion that behind the Iron Curtain they are less
recognized due to the low awareness of women artists while the “second
wave” of feminism and the reception of feminist theories and practices
in general are still unexplored in the context of art and potential
connections between women artists and feminists. Women artists were
culturally and economically peripheral, outside the mainstream of the
art world, and at risk of double exclusion, due to issues of both
geography and gender.
By this conference we want to recognize this situation, and educate a
new generation of researchers, art historians and cultural experts who
are aware of this state of affairs and have the knowledge and tools to
bring some positive changes.
The conference aims to provide a space for researchers, scholars and
artists to network on some topics of mutual interest, and through the
event discuss the suggested topics, among others:
1. How do we locate and treat “lost” women artists? What social and
historical reasons have shaped domination over women in CEE? How can we
define the reasons of women artists’ marginalization?
2. How gender roles were conceptualized in Central and Eastern Europe
and what discourses related to gender circulated in socialist states?
Emancipated during WWII, marginalized in the post-war period: how
patriarchal society treated women despite declarative gender equality
(proclaimed by state), and how does this situation reflect in art
circles? How can we shape the position of women artists in art history
while reconsidering socialist unfulfilled equality?
3. How did women artists see themselves during the Soviet period or in
Yugoslavia? What were the problems they were facing? What was the
treatment of women studying at the art academies (huge in numbers,
almost invisible outside school)? Have there been local or global formal
and informal initiatives / institutions / collectives devoted to women
artists in Central and Eastern Europe?
4. Women Artists’ practice - documentation and memorialisation of their
work. How can we build an alternative future by revisiting the past and
reinterpreting archives? What can we learn about current political,
social and feminist struggle while rethinking recent past?
5. What kind of strategies can we develop to appreciate women artists?
Do we need institutions devoted exclusively to women artists? If yes,
what kind of?
6. How has “socialist solidarity” impacted history writing? How gender
relations are imaged and represented in visual arts?
7. What was the role of women in the art field in this period -
curators, gallerists and art critics alike? Do we remember them in our
art histories today or are they too marginalised and/or forgotten?Truth
or dare: women art critics promoting women artists?
15. Jan. 2021 - proposal submission deadline (in English only, max. 2000
characters, including spaces)
25. Jan. 2021 - Notification of acceptance
5. Apr. 2021 - delivery of papers with illustrations
6. May 2021 - editors comments sending to the authors
5. Jun. 2021 - authors sending articles after the initial correction
5. May 2021 - 12. Jul. 2021 - peer reviews process
12. Jul. - 1. Sep. 2021 sending articles after reviews and preparing
shorter versions of the articles as the conference papers
2.-3. Sep. 2021 - the conference
December 2021 - launch of the new issue of “Miejsce” magazine
Papers selected for the conference will be published in the new issue of
“Miejsce” http://miejsce.asp.waw.pl/en/, the magazine published by the
Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (printed and online version, journal apply
the procedure double blind review). The organizers of the conference
will cover travel costs, accomodation and provide fees for the authors
of accepted articles. The language of the conference: English.
Please send your proposals for a 20-minute presentation (max. 2000
characters) together with a short bio by 15. January 2021 to:
miejsce at asp.waw.pl
Supported by Creative Europe
Co-financed by Polish Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (Warsaw, 2-3 Sep 21).
In: ArtHist.net, Dec 17, 2020. <https://arthist.net/archive/24159>.
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