SocialEast Seminar on Art and Memory

Mimara Museum Zagreb
Saturday 21 April 2007

The fourth seminar focuses on the role of artists in excavating memories of the socialist period. It considers the role of artists, curators and researchers in analysing and processing public memories and consciousness, as well as the role of visual representations in our understanding and recoding of Eastern Europe’s socialist past.

Speakers include:
Zdenka Badovinac (Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana)
'Erased Memory'

Miško Suvaković (Belgrade University)
Modernism and Modernisms in East European Art

Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans (University of Leuven)
‘Self-portrait with a Hammer and Sickle. Defining the Self through Socialist Symbols’

Lara Weibgen ( Yale University )
'Performance as “Ethical Memento”: Art and Self-Sacrifice in Communist Czechoslovakia'

Andrzej Szczerski (Krakow University)
'Why PRL now ? Translations of memory in contemporary Polish art'
Hedwig Turai (ELTE University Budapest)
'Past - Unmastered: Comparing Hot and Cold Memory'

Simon Rees (CAC Vilnius)
'On A Wing and a Prayer: flying in the face of national expectation
Lithuania at Venice 2007'
Marko Lulić (Vienna)
Artist presentation 

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