SocialEast Seminar on the Legacy of 1968 in East European Art

Jagellonian University Krakow
26 April 2008

This seminar will examine the multiple legacies of 1968 for contemporary art in terms of new artistic practices involving dematerialisation, performance and the use of new media; social and institutional critique; as well as the impact of political upheavals on art. It will also consider the contemporary implications of the social movements and artistic radicalism of 1968 against the backdrop of the organised commemoration of the 40th anniversary, as well as the specificities of the experience of 1968 in the countries of Eastern Europe.

The SocialEast Seminar on the Legacy of 1968 is co-organised with Andrzej Szczerski of Jagiellonian University Krakow.

David Crowley (Royal College of Art, London)
Nineteen Sixty-Seven

Malcom Miles (Plymouth University)
The End of Utopia: Herbert Marcuse in 1967-68

Daniel Grun (Academy of Fine Arts Bratislava)
Borders and Infinity. Questioning Utopian Imagery of Slovak Neo-Avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s

Luiza Nader (Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw)
Working through 1968: Ball in Zalesie and its Re-enactment

Sheila Skaff (University of Texas)
Eastern and Western European Cinema after the Canceled 1968 Cannes Film Festival

Adriana Kiss-Davies (University of Wales Aberystwyth)
Josef Koudelka / Prague 1968

Francesca Franco (Birbeck College London)
New Media, Politics and the 1968 Venice Biennial

Maria Hussakowska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
On the aftermath of 1968 for the Krakow art scene

Tomasz Gryglewicz (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
The students' revolt in March 68 in Kraków and its artistic consequences

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