[spectre] Reconstruction of the Syndicate list archive / missing months in 2000 / Scars conf

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Fri Jul 2 11:01:10 CEST 2021

Dear ex-Syndicalists,

we are working on a reconstruction of the archive of the Syndicate 
mailing list - you can see the current state of things here:


The fact that we have come so very far is thanks to the amazing work of 
David Gauthier and Doma Smoljo in the last weeks, and of Zvonimir 
Bakotin who helped with an important step in an earlier phase of this 
endeavour. - A big toast to the three of them!

As far as we can tell at the moment, only the postings for the following 
months in the year 2000 are still missing:

April, May, November, December 2000

(In case you were involved in this process before, these months appear 
to be missing from the file syndicate_arch_complete/syndicate_arch.gz, 
originating from zone.)

If somebody can help who has preserved the postings of the Syndicate 
list for these months in 2000, please, get in touch.

Best regards,


PS: The deadline that we gave each other was to get to this point before 
a conference that will happen next week:

Scars: Reflections on Art and Society in Central-East Europe in the 1990s
Conference dates: Friday, July 9 and Saturday 10, 2021

The preliminary programme (may be subject to changes yet!):

Conference programme


10.00 – 10.15
Welcome speeches
Katarina Horvat Levaj, Director of the Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Janka Vukmir, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Sanja Sekelj, Institute of Art History, Zagreb

10.15 – 11.00
Konstantin Akinsha (independent researcher and curator, USA/Ukraine): 
Art on the Ruins of the Empire. Ukrainian Contemporary Art during the 1990s

Session I (11.25 – 12.40)
Cristina Moraru (The George Enescu National University of Arts, Iaşi): 
Art Exhibitions as Instruments for Social and Political Change in 
Central-East Europe in the late 1990s
Christian Nae (The George Enescu National University of Arts, Iaşi): 
Critical Curating and Self-Institutionalizing Strategies: Institutional 
Critique in Romanian Art during the “long 1990s”
Barbora Hájková (Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně 
University, Ústí and Labem): The establishment of the role of curator in 
the Czech Republic in the 1990s

Session III (13.10 – 14.05)
Anne Pfautsch (Kingston University, London): Othering the East: The 
Ostkreuz – Agency of Photographers
Miha Colner (International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana): 
Narratives in Opposition. Socially Engaged Photography as Art in 
Slovenia in the 1990s

Session II (14.40 – 15.35)
Stella Pelše (Institute of Art History, Latvian Academy of Art, Riga): 
An Introvert “Spatial Turn” in Latvian Contemporary Art of the 1990s
Darko Šimičić (Tomislav Gotovac Institute, Zagreb): POINT BLANK. Art, 
Life and Politics in the Work of Tomislav Gotovac in the 1990s

10.00 – 10.45
Andreas Broeckmann (independent researcher and curator, Berlin): 
Histories of Media Art in Deep Europe in the 1990s

Session I (11.10 – 12.25)
Anya Smirnova (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London): Beyond East and 
West: The Case of “Deep Europe”
Keiko Sei (independent researcher, Bangkok/Yangon): Utopia, Open Society 
and Temporary Autonomous Zone: the Impact of Art of Central-Eastern 
Europe in the 1990s on the World
Dijana Protić (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of 
Rijeka): Exploring the Influence of Media-Scape on the Croatian Media 
Art Scene in the 1990s

Session II (12.35 – 13.50)
Kaja Kraner (Humanistic Sciences, AMEU-ISH, Ljubljana): Tactics of 
Defining: an Example of Defining Eastern Art by the Museum of Modern Art 
in Slovenia
Bojan Ivanov (independent researcher, Skopje) & Jon Blackwood (Gray’s 
School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen): The Short Century, 
the Long Nineties and the Present: Visual Culture and the New 
Contemporary in Macedonia
Milena Dragićević-Šešić (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management 
& University of Arts, Belgrade): Artistic Counter-public and its 
Self-Organized Models: Stories of Dissent and Rebellion from Serbia

Session III (14.30 – 16.00)
Moderator: Janka Vukmir
Jadranka Vinterhalter (Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb): 
Contemporary Art Documentation of the SCCA Network – Aim, Content, 
Range, Present State
Sandra Bradvić (University of Bern): In Transition to a Transnational 
State: Curatorial Agency in Bosnia-Herzegovina based on the Example of 
SCCA Sarajevo
Jasna Jakšić (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb) & Tihana Puc 
(independent researcher, Zagreb): The Development of the SCCA Network – 
Case Study Croatia
Željka Tonković (Department of Sociology, University of Zadar) & Sanja 
Sekelj (Institute of Art History, Zagreb): From Cultural Narratives to 
Social Structure: A Qualitative Structural Analysis of the Soros Network 
in Croatia

15.30 – 16:00 Final Discussion

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