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The Second

East-Central European Art Forum

Equal and Poor: A comparative perspective on Art in Communist Europe and the Global South in the long 1970s
17-18 March 2023

Free Admission

March 17, 2023 (Friday)

9.00 – 11.00 / Session 1
Equality of Peripheries? Art during dictatorship
Chair: Emese Kürti

9.00-9.15 Magdalena Radomska, Opening
9.15-10.00 Caterina Preda, Equal, but Poor: (Dis)Connections and Parallel Forms of Aesthetic Resistance to the Political in Eastern Europe and South America in the 1970s-1980
10.00-10.20 Katerina Valdivia Bruch, A Cultural Guerrilla Warfare? The Experimental Art Scene in Lima During Velasco Alvarado’s Administration (1968-1975)
10.20-10.40 Słaboń Natalia, Peripheral Collaborations. Contacts of Ryszard Stanisławski and the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź with South and Latin America during 1960s and 1970s
10.40-11.00 Darina Zavadilová, Raúl Martínez and his “Cuban theatre”. Cultural cooperation between Czechoslovakia and Cuba

Coffee break
11.00 – 11.15

11.15 – 12.15 / Session 2
Resilient Art & Bureaucratization
Chair: Zsuzsa László

11.15-11.35 Alina Șerban, A Man of Crowd Resilient Practices, Imaginary Turns and the Death of the Author
11.35-11.55 Ksenija Orelj, The Paradox of Art as Work – Between the Artists’ and Museum’s Imagination of the Work Ethic in the Age of Bureaucratization
11.55-12.15 Wilczyńska Karolina, Documentality and the Aesthetic of Administration in East-Central European Art

12.15 – 12.45

Lunch Break
12.45 – 14.00

14.00 – 15.00 / Session 3
NETworking Equality and Poverty 

14.00-14.15 Magdalena Radomska, Opening part 2
14.15-15.00 Jarosław Kozłowski, NET & Work – Interviewed by Katarzyna Cytlak & Magdalena Radomska 

Coffee break

15.15 – 16.40 / Session 4
Comparative Perspective & Solidarity
Chair: Magdalena Radomska

15.15-15.35 Daniel Grúň, Ping-Pong Masks. Politics of Language Games by Lenora de Barros and Július Koller
15.35-15.55 Dorota Jagoda Michalska, The Afterlives of Serfdom: Teresa Murak and New Genealogies of Land Art in Socialist Poland
15.55-16.40 Cristina Freire, Reversed Net From South-East active solidarity in the 1970s to current dilemmas

16.40 – 17.10

March 18, 2023 (Saturday)

9.00 – 10.25 / Session 5
Peripheries of the World – unite!
Chair: Katarzyna Cytlak

9.00-9.45 Klara Kemp-Welch, Teaching and Learning Eastern European and Latin American Art Together
9.45-10.05 Irina Genova, Graphic Images and Practices – Exchange between Bulgaria and Latin America in the 1960s and Early 1970s. Politically Engaged / Autonomous Art
10.05-10.25 Magdalena Radomska, Poverty and Class Consciousness – Beyond Superstructural Analysis of Art in East-Central Europe and Global South

Coffee break
10.25 – 10.40

10.40 – 11.40 / Session 6
Exhibiting South East
Chair: Andrea Bátorová

10.40-11.00 Gabriela Świtek, The “Invisible” Global South: A Case Study of – the 1970s East-Central European Exhibitions’ Geography
11.00-11.20 Rashmi Viswanathan, India’s Triennale of 1968
11.20-11.40 Luiza Kempińska, Narratives on NET

11.40 – 12.10

Lunch Break
12.10 – 13.25

13.25 – 14.25 / Session 7
Correspondences & Peripheral Connections
Chair: Dávid Fehér

13.25-13.45 Katarzyna Cytlak, Beyond Compare: Horacio Zabala vs Josef Jankovič or Could East European Art be Decolonial?
13.45-14.05 Pablo Santa Olalla, Videopost (1977): a Transnational Video Art Project Organised Through the Solidarity of Mail-Art Networks
14.05-14.25 Jana Písaříková, Gallery in a Post Box

Coffee break
14.25 – 14.40

14.40 – 16.25 / Session 8
Global South & Beyond
Chair: Pavlína Morganová

14.40-15.00 Inga Lace, Long-distance Friendships: Unwritten Stories From The Baltics and Global South
15.00-15.20 Rado Ištok, The Last Modern Art Exhibition in the 1970s Czechoslovakia? Contemporary Egyptian Art (1971) at Prague City Gallery
15.20-15.40 Radek Przedpełski, Crystalist Conceptualism in Sudan and Polish Peoples’ Republic
15.40-16.25 Walter Mignolo, Gnoseology, Ars and Aesthesis: One Path of Delinking from Western Epistemology, Art and Aesthetics

Closing discussion
16.25 – 16.55
The conference will be held in English

Magdalena Radomska: Piotr Piotrowski Center for Research On East-Central European Art (Art Sciences Department, UAM)
Faculty of Art Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University
Katarzyna Cytlak: UMK, Toruń

Museum of Fine Arts – KEMKI (Budapest), Galeria Miejska Arsenał (Poznań), Archiwum Idei (Poznań), VVP AVU (Prague), Department of Art History, Comenius University (Bratislava)

Financial Support:
International Visegrad Fund

ZAMEK Cultural Center, New Scene
Św. Marcin Street 80/82, Poznań, Poland

Angelo de Aquino, Through Myself, 1973, Galeria Akumulatory 2, Poznań
Jarosław Kozłowski, Reality, book cover, 1972
Geź a Perneczky, Marxists Cells, 1983 (on the 100th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx)

Website created by Arek Pasożyt 
Forum logo designed by Luiza Kempińska 


The conference is the final chapter of a four-part conference series organised in the framework of the project Resonances: Regional and Transregional Cultural Transfer in the Art of the 1970s.