Art and Ideology

Manchester Art Gallery
6 October 2006

The focus of the first SocialEast Seminar will be the relationship between art and ideology in the context of the recent history of East European art. Specific issues that will be addressed include: the writing and rewriting of East European art history; the role of exhibition strategy, museology and curating in the reconstruction and reappraisal of the history of art in East Central Europe; contemporary artists' projects dealing with the legacy of the art of the socialist period from conceptualism to socialist realism; and theorising the contradictions between national, regional and international accounts of East European art.

Reuben Fowkes, Research Fellow, MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University
‘The Aims and Rationale of the SocialEast Forum’
Piotr Piotrowski, Professor of Art History at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
‘How to Write a History of Central-East European Art’
Ulrike Goeschen, Curator - Frankfurt
‘From Socialist Realism to Art in Socialism: The reception of Modernism as an instigating force in the development of art in the GDR’
Alina Serban, Curator Kunstahalle Fridericianum, Kassel , Germany
‘The lost dimension: The collectivization of modernism and the last generation of Romanian avant-garde’
Tamas St.Joby, IPUT (International Parallel Union Of Telecommunications)
‘The Portable Intelligence Increase Museum (Pop art, Conceptual art, Actionsm during the 60s in Hungary 1956-1976)’

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