INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE I: ART THAT CHANGES THE WORLD: CULTURE, POLITICS, IDENTITY

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE I: Art That Changes the World: culture, politics, identity
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6, Maribor, Slovenia
Saturday, 21 March 2015, at 10:00-17:00

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Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Lost Monument, 2009, video, 27 min

Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Lost Monument, 2009, video, 27 min

The conference Art That Changes the World is focused on the broad spectrum of art and politics. We will look into different manifestations of politics & culture, with an eye on “Former East”, present artistic and curatorial practices that deal with question of memory and its interpretations, ideology in political landscapes, philosophy of politics and political art provocations. We will discuss art and politics as historic, contemporary and global condition and present different field of research on culture and ideology in historical and contemporary context. Our guests are internationally acknowledged writers, art critics, curators, artists, art historians and other researchers from the region of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and beyond.

The conference is a part of the international project Heroes We Love. Ideology, Identity and Socialist Art in New Europe, supported by the European programme Creative Europe 2014−2020. In the period 2015−2017, the project will focus on the key issues, problems and opportunities of this period as well as provide a series of exhibitions, public art interventions, international conferences, and workshops − from Gdansk to Tirana.

Curated and moderated by: Simona Vidmar & dr. Katja Hrobat Virloget
Organised and produced by: University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre  & UGM Maribor Art Gallery

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YOU CAN LISTEN TO ALL THE SPEAKERS ON UGM YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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PROGRAM

OPENING PANEL  10.00-11.00
Morning Reflections (20 min):
Ervin Hladnik Milharčič (SLO), Sleeping with the Enemy
Key note speaker (40 min):
dr. Miško Šuvaković (SRB), Presentation, Implementation and Construction of Political Power in Modern and Contemporary art

Coffee break: 20 min

MORNING PANEL  11.20-13.00
Artist & Curators (20 min each):
Jasmina Cibic (SLO/GB), How (not) to Shame a Name
Stefanos Tsivopoulos (GR), Archive Crisis: Shaking Up the Shelves of History
Maja Ćirić (SRB), Not Getting Closure: Curating and Leaning Backwards
Luiza Margan (CRO/AUT), Eye to Eye with Freedom
Curatorial team BLOK: Vesna Vuković (CRO), Interspaces of Art – Culture, Urbanism and Political Activism

Lunch break: 30 min

AFTERNOON PANEL   13.30 -17.30
Researchers (each 15 min):
Agnieszka Kulazinska (PL), Unwanted Visitors
Romeo Kodra (ALB), Proxemic Space in Albanian Urbanism and Architecture: 1925-2014
Svetla Kazalarska (BG), The Museification of Communism in Post-Communist Bulgaria
Tihana Pupovac (HR), Monuments in Transition: Case Study Croatia

Discussion: 15 min & Short break: 15 min

Barbara Murovec (SLO), War Memorials between Art and Politics
Nikola Dedić (SRB), Yugoslav Revolutional Art, Today
dr. Milanka Todić (SRB), Radeta Stanković – from Royal to Communist Memorial Sculpture
Katarina Mohar (SLO), Soviet Union as Teacher, Yugoslavia as Pupil: Constructing the Monument to the Red Army in Post-War Yugoslavia
Marina Katalenić (SLO), Partisans, Hostages and the Wounded. Did the conflict with Informbiro caused Substantial Changes in Public Monuments in Slovenia? 1945-1953

Discussion: 15 min & Short break: 15 min

Nikolai Vukov (BG),  Socialist “Heritage” in Bulgaria, Theoretical and Methodological Challenges
Borut Klabjan (SLO), A City without Resistance? Partisan memorials in Trieste, 1945-48
Katja Hrobat Virloget, Andrej Preložnik, Neža Čebron Lipovec (SLO), Post-War Monuments in Bilingual Istria in-between the Two National Memories

Discussion & Conclusions: 15 min

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