Section of visual and cultural studies

Research institute specializing in the latest history of art and visual culture.

The focus of the Visual and Cultural Studies Section is systematic research in the fields of liberal arts, applied arts, design and architecture with an emphasis on the history and theory of modern and contemporary art and visual culture with overlaps with related scientific disciplines. The section is the first research institute based at an art school in Slovakia, which specializes in the latest history of art and visual culture through basic scientific research as well as critical reflection and reinterpretation of domestic artistic development of the second half of the 20th century.

41st Annual Conference & Bookfair

Subversive Practices and Imagined Realities in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe since 1945

Sainsbury Institute for Art, UEA, Norwich
9 – 11 April 2015

Paper proposals, to be sent to the session convenor in accordance with proposal guidelines.
Paper proposal deadline: 10 November 2014

Session Convenors:

  • Amy Bryzgel, University of Aberdeen,
  • Andrea Euringer-Bátorová, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava,

 This session will examine a range of artistic ideas, participative strategies, subversive practices, networks and projects (imaginary or real) which demonstrate an alternative sphere of thinking and modes of creative living, and which possibly attempt to move beyond the classical binary systems of West and East – all from within an everyday world order that seemed to be set in stone.

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