Art History Meets
Art Theory

May 20–21, 2011, Bucharest, Romania

A joint seminar hosted by the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute and the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania. This event was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John P. Getty Foundation.

Video highlights

Participants included:
Edit Andras, Independent Art Critic, Hungary-USA; Zdenka Badovinac, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Natasha Becker, the Clark; Anna Brzyski, University of Kentucky; Magda Cârneci, National University of Arts, Bucharest;  Karel Cisar, Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design, Prague, Czech Republic; Calin Dan, Amsterdam; Aruna D’Souza, the Clark; Ruxandra Demetrescu, National University of Arts, Bucharest; Anthony Gardner, University of Melbourne; Michael Ann Holly, The Clark; Karolina Jeftic, Wolfsburg UBS Arts Forum, Ermatingen; Ladislav Kesner, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic; Iosif Kiraly, Bucharest, Romania; Krista Kodres, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia; Steven Mansbach, University of Maryland; Magdalena Moskalewicz, University of Poznan, Poland; Keith Moxey, Barnard College; Mária Orisková, Trnavská univerzita v Trnave; Anca Oroveanu, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania; Almira Ousmanova, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania; Ileana Pintilie, Bucharest, Romania; Piotr Piotrowski, Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, Poland; Magda Radu, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania; Sven Spieker, University of California, Santa Barbara; Matthew Witkovsky, Art Institute Chicago; Beat Wyss, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany


Time, Narratives, and Trauma
Moderator: Krista Kodres

Time and Translation - audio
Keith Moxey

The Time of the Easter European Other and its Memory - audio
Edit Andras

Representing Trauma - audio
Karolina Jeftic

Archives as Prospective and Retrospective Devices
Moderator: Anca Oroveanu

The Nomadic Archive, or: Eastern Europe Global - audio
Sven Spieker

Art History as a Story-Telling Machine. 3 Photographic Projects by subREAL - audio
Calin Dan and Iosif Kiraly

Socialism and its Legacies
Moderator: Natasha Becker

What to do with ‘Bad’ Eastern European Art? - audio
Anna Brzyski

Conceptual Art and the Writing of Art History. The Case of André Cadere / Andrei Cadere - audio
Magda Radu

Writing the Art History of Late Modernist Art from a Socialist Counrtry – Some Reflections on Poland - audio
Magdalena Moskalewicz

Socialism and its Legacies continued
Moderator: Matthew Witovsky

Who’s Afraid of the Neo-Avant-Garde of the East? - audio
Karel Císar

Art under Ideological Control. 'Subversive Practices' in the Romanian Context - audio
Ileana Pintilie

Towards an Aesthetic Politics of Postsocialism - audio
Anthony Gardner

Theories of Art, Past and Present
Moderator: Michael Ann Holly

Theoretical Models in the Romanian Art Criticism: The German ‘Esoteric’ Model - audio
Ruxandra Demetrescu

Four Observations on History and Theory in Central/Eastern European Art History - audio
Ladislav Kesner

Theories/Methods or Critical Terms for Art History in East-Central Europe? - audio
Mária Orišková

East and West: Entangled Histories, or Diverging Ones?
Moderator: Zdenka Badovinac

Reviewing Subjects and Methodological Disquiet - audio
Steven Mansbach

Balkanism and Cosmopolitanism, or How the Discourse of Art Criticism in South-Eastern Europe Has Evolved in the Last 10 Years - audio
Magda Cârneci

Discussion – audio

Global, or Comparative Art Histories?
Moderator: Aruna D’Souza

The Mirror Stage of Art History - audio
Beat Wyss

Writing Art History after 1989  - audio
Piotr Piotrowski

Discussion - audio