2018 Workshop


6th Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art & Culture Group

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Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen, Lab 3

Working language: English

The sixth graduate workshop of the Russian Art and Culture Group will focus on main tendencies in Russian art theory of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Therefore, responses to the question What Is to Be Done? (Что делать?) in academic circles as well as by art critics, writers, impresarios, and other members of the Russian intelligentsia shall be explored.


10.30 Opening: Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, Jacobs University Bremen

Panel I: The Academy and Its Opponents
Chair: Tanja Malycheva

11.00 Russian Pensionnaires of the Imperial Arts Academy in Venice in the Second Half of the 18th Century
Iana Sokolova, University of Padua

11.30 Escape from the Academy: Why Russian Artists Left Saint-Petersburg and Moved to Munich at the End of the 19th Century
Nadezhda Voronina, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

12.00 A Critic’s Tale by Vladimir Stasov
Ludmila Piters-Hofmann, Jacobs University Bremen

12.30 Lunch Break

Panel II: New Approaches and Aesthetic Norms
Chair: Ludmila Piters-Hofmann

14.00 The Discussion of the Protection of the Russian Cultural Heritage in Russian Art Journals at the End of the 19th – Beginning of the 20th Century
Anna Kharkina, Södertörn University

14.30 Pre-Raphaelites and Peredvizhniki: Pathosformel and Prefiguration in the 20th Century
Marina Toropygina, Russian State Institute for Cinematography (VGIK)

15.00 “Colors, colors … don’t be a know-it-all, try to master black first”
Tanja Malycheva, Independent Scholar

15.30 Coffee Break

Panel III: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Avant-Garde
Chair: Tanja Malycheva

16.00 Is Kazimir Malevich a Transcendentalist?
Tatiana Levina, Higher School of Economics Moscow

16.30 Dance of a Figure who Enters at Some Doors and Exits at Others: Rhythm, Movement and Experience of Poetry and Architecture
Markus Lähteenmäki, ETH Zürich

17.00 Concluding Discussion
Chair: Ludmila Piters-Hofmann

18.00 Dinner (not included)
19.00 Guest Lecture
What Is to Be Done with Art History? An Answer from Russia
Stepan S. Vaneyan, Moscow State University

20.30 Evening Reception

Initial idea and organization: Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, Jacobs University Bremen; Tanja Malycheva and Ludmila Piters-Hofmann

The event is generously supported by the Kroll Family Trust, Switzerland.

The Russian Art and Culture Group is a platform for discussing various aspects of Russian and Soviet visual arts, music and literature. Based at Jacobs University Bremen and headed by Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, it brings together scholars and young researchers from East and West.
Contact: racg.bremen2018@gmail.de