Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CFP: Arts during communism

Call For Papers: Arts during communism
This panel wants to discuss different examples of how art was regarded by different communist regimes in communist countries. What kind of art do communist regimes promote? Are there any important differences between Yugoslavia and Poland for example? Do political science typologies serve to understand the types of art created or do other typologies appear? The panel welcomes proposals from all artistic endeavors: visual arts, literature, theater, music, cinema and dance. Papers can deal with a national case as well as advance comparative overviews of the topic.
Please send an abstract of 300 words and a short bio/CV highlighting your most important publications and/or conference presentations to: caterinapreda@ gmail.com
Deadline: 10 February 2014.
The website of the conference: http://www.scienceofpolitics.eu/scope-2014
SCOPE International conference of Political Research, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, 27-29 June 2014 (www.scienceofpolitics.eu)
Caterina PREDA, Senior University Lecturer, PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest (http://artspolitics.blogspot.ro/)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Arte de memorializacion 40 anos despues del golpe de estado

I have written an article that presents the art of memorialization realized by Chilean artists in the context of the 40 years since the coup d’Etat of 11 of September 1973. Art of memorialization questions the advance of the consolidation of democracy and critiques problems that still exist as that of the disappeared. Artists use symbols to investigate what remains of the dictatorial past and we will discuss the case of the disappeared opposing it to other perspectives on the dictatorship. The anniversary of 40 years of the coup of 1973 has provoked an increased interest in the past and multiple artistic interventions were seen (in the streets, in museums, etc.) This article demonstrates how art contributes to the construction of a more inclusive memory of the Chilean dictatorship and you can read it at this here
#quererNOver, 10 September 2013, Santiago