SocialEast Seminar: Art and Empire

Saturday 17 November 2007
10.00am - 5.00pm
25 (conc. 10) and includes lunch.

Seminar on Eastern European art and visual culture. The SocialEast research forum explores the fascinating art and visual culture of Eastern Europe from the end of WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, through seminars, exhibitions and collaborative projects.

Examining this darkly compelling period of history, SocialEast are holding a seminar led by eminent speakers from the former Soviet Bloc and the UK.


Miško Suvakovic (Belgrade University)
Politics and art after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Tomáš Pospiszyl (Academy of Performing Arts, Prague)
The reception of Czech body art from 1960 to the present

Suzanne Cotter (Modern Art Oxford)
You looking at me: On cultural mobility and arrivals: new art from Europe

Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius (London University)
Cartography and empire: mapping Eastern Europe

Erwin Kessler (Institute of Philosophy, Bucharest)
Avant-garde and neo-traditionalism: competition, cohabitation and compromise in Romanian art in the 1940s and the 1950s

Ben Cope (Zacheta National Gallery Warsaw)
Art in the age of immaterial production

Magdalena Radomska (Adam Mickiewicz University)
Art and empire: doubly mined semantic minefield

Szacsva y Pal (Hungary)
Empire in different colours

For further information on SocialEast please visit their website:

The project is organised by MIRIAD Manchester Metropolitan University, for more information  and to book please contact:
Reuben Fowkes, MIRIAD, MMU, Cavendish North
Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG
tel: 0161 247 6225