From: Anu Allas <>
Date: Oct 5, 2018
Subject: CONF: Lost and Found Spaces: Displacements (Tallinn, 1-3 Nov 1-3 Nov 18)
Auditorium, Kumu Art Museum, Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127, Tallinn, November 1 – 03, 2018
Lost and Found Spaces: Displacements in Eastern European Art and Society in the 1990s
Kumu Art Museum’s fall conference 2018
Thursday, 1 November
Opening words and introduction
Sirje Helme, director-general of the Art Museum of Estonia
Kadi Polli, director of the Kumu Art Museum
Anu Allas, curator and programme manager of the Kumu Art Museum
Opening lecture: Viktor Misiano (Moscow)
17.30 Opening screening of the Kumu Art Film Festival KuFF in the Kumu auditorium
19.00 Opening of the exhibition “The X-Files [Registry of the 1990s]” (curated by Eha Komissarov and Anders Härm) in the Kumu contemporary art gallery (5th floor)
Friday, 2 November
I Negotiating Spaces
Karolina Łabowicz-Dymanus (Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences)
“Branding”, “coercive philanthropy”, “strategic essentialism”, “fashionable otherness” – the ideology and strategies for semi-periphery in 1990s
Marko Ilić (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London)
Post-Yugoslav art in the ‘Gorges of the Balkans’
Tomasz Załuski (Department of Media and Audiovisual Culture, University of Łódź)
Self-organising, networking and artist-run spaces in the post-socialist Poland: the case of Galeria Wschodnia
Beáta Hock (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, University of Leipzig)
Lunch, Sorry and other interventions in urban public space
12.00–12.30 Coffee break
12.30–13.30 Keynote lecture: Larry Wolff (New York University)
Western images of Eastern Europe after the Cold War
13.30–14.30 Lunch
II Transitioning Spaces
Ingrid Ruudi (Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts)
Tallinn Art Hall’s agency in the making of new public sphere of the transition era
Aleksei Borisionok (Minsk)
“Lessons in Bad Art”: art education, student protests and exhibition making in Minsk in 1988–1992
Małgorzata Sobocińska (Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Enter the public space: the performance art of Teresa Murak and Ewa Partum in public space after 1989
Ekaterina Vinogradova (Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, University Grenoble Alpes)
Suffering as an artistic foundation in the construction of post-Soviet national identities
16.30–17.00 Coffee break
17.00–18.00 Keynote lecture: Renata Salecl (University of Ljubljana)
Representing the unrepresentable: the legacy of Tomislav Gotovac
18.00 Kumu Art Film Festival KuFF
Saturday, 3 November
III Creating Spaces
Julija Fomina (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas)
From Soviet to the contemporary: curating Lithuanian art in the 1990s
Anders Härm (Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts)
Memory politics and the Ist Saaremaa Biennial “Fabrique d’Histoire”: political context, exhibition space & curatorial agenda
Elisa Satjukow (University of Leipzig)
Deep Europe: the Internet as an emerging space between ‘East’ and ‘West’
11.30–12.00 Coffee break
12.00–13.00 Keynote lecture: Boris Buden (Berlin)
Is there still East after the Collapse of Post-Communism?
13.00–14.00 Lunch
IV Lost and Found Spaces
Jurij Dobriakov (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Virtualization of art spaces, institutions, and processes in 1990s Lithuania: a failed project or a stepping stone?
Amy Bryzgel (University of Aberdeen)
Post-Soviet re-performance and the (re-)creation of canons in Central and Eastern Europe
Melitta Kliege (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Intervention and Displacement: curatorial reflections on the exhibition “integrale Kunstprojekte” at NGBK Berlin in 1993
15.30–16.00 Coffee break
16.00–17.00 Keynote lecture: Madina Tlostanova (Linköping University)
Postsocialist tempo-localities and nascent decolonial sensibilities
17.00–18.00 Concluding remarks and discussion
18.00 Kumu Art Film Festival KuFF
Conference board
Anu Allas (Kumu Art Museum), Sirje Helme (Art Museum of Estonia), Anders Härm (Institute of Art History and Visual Culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts) and Viktor Misiano (Moscow Art Magazine)
Additional information
Anu Allas
Tel. +3726026056
Mob. +37253403356
Kumu Art Museum
Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1
10127 Tallinn
The conference is supported by:
The Estonia 100 art programme “One Hundred Art Landscapes”
Estonian Cultural Endowment
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Lost and Found Spaces: Displacements (Tallinn, 1-3 Nov 1-3 Nov 18). In:, Oct 5, 2018. <>.

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