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SocialEast Seminar on Art and Revolution

Forum on the Art and Visual Culture of Eastern Europe

Manchester Art Gallery 10-5pm Saturday 3 February 2007

A symposium on the legacy of political, social and cultural revolution for art and visual culture in Eastern Europe and beyond.


Gerald Raunig (EIPCP Vienna)
Art AND Revolution

Gaspar Miklos Tamas (Insitute of Philopsophy, Budapest)
Why did a Revolutionary Regime Suppress Revolutionary Art?

Malcom Miles (University of Plymouth)
Utopian Aesthetics or an Aesthetic Utopia?

Klara Kemp-Welch (UCL London)
Readymade Rituals: Jerzy Beres in Dialogue with Marcel Duchamp

Marian Mazzone (University of Charleston)
Drawing Conceptual Lessons from 1968

Anda Rottenberg (Museum of Modern Art Warsaw)
Traumatic Memory in Polish Contemporary Art

Michael Blum (Vienna)
Llano del Rio. The Indestructible Ruins of Utopia

Edit Andras (Institute of Art History, Budapest)
Conceptual Art at the Crossroads

Bettina Jungen (Institute of Art History, University of Zurich)
Vera Mukhina: Art between modernism and Socialist Realism

Attendance fee 35 (conc. 15) includes lunch. Contact: Mona Patel, MIRIAD, MMU, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG tel: 0161 247 6225 mona.patel@mmu.ac.uk

The SocialEast research forum considers the art and visual culture of Eastern Europe from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, through collaborative projects, exhibitions and seminars. The project is organised by MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University, for more details contact Dr. Reuben Fowkes by email to r.fowkes@mmu.ac.uk or see the project website www.socialeast.org