[spectre] CONF: Scars: Art and Society in Central-East Europe in the 1990s (online, 9-10 Jul 21)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Sun Jul 4 08:08:38 CEST 2021

[hey ex-syndicalists, join us for reminiscences and discussion on 
Saturday, July 10, 10.00 – 11.00...; ab]

programme and abstracts:


From: Sanja Sekelj
Date: Jul 3, 2021
Subject: CONF: Scars: Art and Society in Central-East Europe in the 
1990s (online, 9-10 Jul 21)

online, Jul 9–10, 2021

International conference “Scars: Reflections on Art and Society in 
Central-East Europe in the 1990s”, organized by the Institute of Art 
History and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb

The conference is held online. In order to register and receive the ZOOM 
link, please send an email with your name, surname and affiliation 
before Wednesday, July 7th, to: ssekelj at ipu.hr

Conference program:

Friday, July 9, 2021

10.00 – 10.15 Introductory remarks

10.15 – 11.15 Chair: Sanja Sekelj

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

11.15 – 11.25 Pause

Session I 11.25 – 12.40 Chair:
 Asta Vrečko
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 nad Labem): The establishment of the role of curator in 
the Czech Republic in the 1990s


12.40 – 13.10 Pause

Session II 13.10 – 14.05 Chair: Lea Vene Anne Pfautsch (Kingston 
University, London): Othering the East: The Ostkreuz – Agency of 
Photographers Miha Colner (Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Kostanjevica na 
Krki, Slovenia): Narratives in Opposition. Socially Engaged Photography 
as Art in Slovenia in the 1990s


14.05 – 14.40 Pause

Session III 14.40 – 15.35 Chair:
 Stevan Vuković
Stella Pelše (Institute of Art History, Latvian Academy of Art, Riga):
An Introverted “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



Saturday, July 10, 2021

10.00 – 11.00 Chair: Sanja Sekelj

Andreas Broeckmann (Leuphana University Lüneburg / Berlin): Histories of 
Media Art in Deep Europe in the 1990s


11.00 – 11.10 Pause

Session I 11.10 – 12.25 Chair: Željko Blaće

Anya Smirnova (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London): Beyond East and 
 The Case of “Deep Europe”

Keiko Sei (independent researcher, Bangkok/Yangon): Utopia, Open 
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 Discussion
  12.25 – 12.35 Pause

Session II 12.35 – 13.50 Chair: Lujo Parežanin

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


13.50 – 14.30 Pause

Session III 14.30 – 16.00 Chair: 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

The book of abstracts is available at: 

Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Scientific Committee:
Konstantin Akinsha, PhD, independent researcher and curator, USA/Ukraine
Michal Koleček, PhD, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně 
University, Ústí nad Labem
Ljiljana Kolešnik, PhD, Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Ivana Mance, PhD, Institute of Art History, Zagreb
Ksenia Nouril, The Print Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The conference is organized within the research project “History of 
Artistic Institutions in Croatia” (PU-IPU-2019-6), conducted at the 
Institute of Art History in Zagreb.

The conference was originally organized in collaboration with the Museum 
of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka to accompany the exhibition 
90s: Scars, within the project Rijeka2020: European Capital of Culture. 
For more information on the exhibition visit: 

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Scars: Art and Society in Central-East Europe in the 1990s 
(online, 9-10 Jul 21). In: ArtHist.net, Jul 3, 2021. 

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