A symposium dedicated to exploring artistic exchange and networks of sociability between Scotland, the wider UK, and Eastern Europe since the 1960s. Key themes addressed include historical and art historical international relations during the Cold War, Richard Demarco’s East European connections, international exhibitions and artists’ tours in the late Socialist period, and the past, present and future of teaching ‘East European’ art and art history in the UK. During lunch there will be an opportunity to visit the Royal Scottish Academy’s exhibition 10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland and the European Avant Garde (28 November 2010 to 17 January 2011).
The event is organised as part of Dr Klara Kemp-Welch’s Leverhulme-funded project Networking the Bloc: Rethinking International Relations in European Art (based at the Courtauld Institute of Art) in association with the University of Edinburgh, and hosted by the RSA.
Speakers include: Richard Demarco (Demarco Foundation for European Art), Rasa Todisijevic (Belgrade), Christina Lodder (University of Edinburgh), Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art), Shirley Cameron (Sheffield), Roland Miller (Sheffield), Anthony Kemp-Welch (University of East Anglia), Marianne Eigenheer (Basel / London), Zbigniew Warpechowski (Sandomierz), Amy Bryzgel (University of Aberdeen), Jon Blackwood (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee), Verity Clarkson (University of Brighton), Klara Kemp-Welch (Courtauld Institute of Art)
Tickets cost £15 (full price) / £10 (students) and include an evening wine reception at Craigcrook Castle, home of the Demarco archives. For enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book, please send cheque payable to Klara Kemp-Welch to Klara Kemp-Welch, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, 150 Strand, London WC2R ORN, with your name and contact details.
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