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When: 2017-10-19 12:00,2017-10-21 18:00

Where: Södertörn University, Färgfabriken, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm

Organiser: The conference is organised by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) and the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University.

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe:Ja

1917-2017: Hundred Years of Russian Revolution in Art and Aesthetics

2017-10-19 12:00,2017-10-21 18:00
The conference will bring together scholars and researchers from fields relating to the visual arts, cultural studies, media, and aesthetics to discuss questions about the relationship between art and Revolution in Russia.


Conference Schedule 100 years of Russian Revolution in Arts and Aesthetics. Oct. 19-21, 2017 Stockholm

Day 1: October 19, Thursday, Färgfabriken

17:00 - 17:30 - Guests arriving, registration, coffee

17:30 - 17:45 - Welcome note (organizing committee)

17: 45 - 18:45 - Public lecture: Per Enerud, Media and Public Outreach at The Swedish Embassy in Moscow, journalist, publisher, writer. The Russian Revolution mirrored in Swedish archive – how did Swedish diplomates, politicians and poets view Revolution.

19:00 - 19:30 - Performance: Project Nord2Nord. Breakin’ Revolution

19:30 - 22:00 - Conference reception

Day 2: October 20, Friday, Södertörn University

09:00 - 09:30 - Registration

09:30 - 11:30 - Session 1 Room: MA796 (held in Russian): The Images of Revolution


Moderator – Irina Seits, PhD candidate, Department of Aesthetics, Södertörn University, Stockholm

Andrey Rossomakhin, PhD in art history, European University, St. Petersburg.
Антиленинские карикатуры 1917 года от будущих творцов советского культа / Anti-Lenin Caricatures of the 1917 from the future masters of the Soviet cult.

Dmitry Kozlov, PhD in art history, European University in St. Petersburg.
”Клином красным бей белых”. Метафора Польского похода / "Beat the whites with the red wedge". The metaphor of the Polish Campaign.

Mikhail Evsevyev, Professor of art history, St. Petersburg State University.
«Декрет о памятниках Республики» и скульптура революционного Петрограда. 1918–1920 / The “Decree of the monuments of the Republic” and the sculpture of the Revolutionary Petrograd. 1918-1920.

Tatiana Sokhor, PhD in art history, St. Petersburg State University.
Метаморфозы символов Октябрьской революции 1917 г. На коммеморативных марках России и СССР (1921–1990) / Metamorphosis of the Symbols of the 1917 October Revolution on the commemorative stamps of Russia and USSR. 1921-1990.

11:30 - 11:45 - Coffee Break

11:45 - 13.30 - Session 2 Room: MA796 (English): Mediating Revolution

Moderator – Ekaterina Kalinina, PhD in Media and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Maria Engström, Associate Professor of Russian, Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University and School of Humanities and Media Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden. 
Queering Socialist Realism: Timur Novikov’s New Academy

Lars Lundgren, Ass. Prof., Department of Media and Communication, Södertörn University and Christine Evans, Ass. Prof. Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 
The 50-year anniversary of the 50-year anniversary. Liveness, mass media, and commemoration of the Russian revolution in 1967 and 2017.

Jan Levchenko, Prof of Arts and Visual Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. 
The Formalist Image of War. Viktor Shklovsky as a Writing Soldier.

13:30 - 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 - Session 3 Room: MA796 (English): Revolution in the Art, Art in the Revolution

Moderator – Mark Bassin, Prof. in the History of Ideas, CBEES, Södertorn University, Stockholm

Per-Arne Bodin, Prof. of Russian and Polish Literature, Stockholm University. 
The Russian Revolution in Russian iconography and hymnography

Anna Ivannikova, Curator of the Collection of the late Russian Icons, Department of Russian Culture, the State Hermitage museum, St. Petersburg.
The Paradoxes of History: The “Revelation” of the ancient icon at the Dawn of the 20th century and the “iconoclasm” of the Soviet State.

Olga Olkheft, MA in History of Arts, European University at St. Petersburg.
Revolution 1917 as a make-believe cradle of Russian avant-garde in Moscow-Paris: 1900-1930 show.

16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 - Room: Black Box MB313 (Svarta lådan) Keynote lecture Katerina Clark, Prof. of Comparative Literature, Prof. of Slavic Languages & Literature, Yale University. 
Revolution and Internationalism in Literature and the Arts.

18:30 - 21:00 - Dinner for the participants  

Day 3 October, 21. Saturday, Moderna Museet

10:00 - 10:30 - Registration

10:30 - 12:00 - Session 4 Room: Auditorium (English): Revolution of aesthetics

Moderator – Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Prof. of Philosophy, Södertörn University, Stockholm

Elena Yushkova, PhD, independent scholar, Vologda. 
Revolutionary dancer in revolutionary Russia: Isadora Duncan in Soviet criticism in the 1920s.

Vadim Bass, PhD in art history, Ass. Prof. at Art History department, European University at St. Petersburg. «Space and Mass in Architecture»: Formal Propaedeutics of the Soviet Modernism and its Reflection in Education, Professional Consciousness, and Architectural Discourse of the 20th –21th Century.

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, artist, independent researcher, curator, Vienna. 
“Lviv. Museum of War”. Soviet Holiday in a Post-Soviet Space.

12:00 - 12:15 - Coffee break

12:15 - 13:45 - Session 5 Room: Auditorium (English) Reading the Revolution

Moderator – Johan Öberg, research coordinator and advisor at the Gothenburg University, writer, translator, publisher

Ilkin Mehrabov, Ph.D. in Media and Communication Karlstad. 
Aelita will always be a part of We: Dystopias and the Russian revolution.

Tora Lane, PhD in Russian Literature, Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and acting. Research leader at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)
Platonov’s reading of the Revolution

Robert Bird, Prof. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Cinema and Media Studies. The University of Chicago. A Day of the World, 1935-1989

Lars Kleberg, Prof. of Russian Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm
A and B: conflicting views on Russian Avantgarde and Marxism

13:45 - 15:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 - Session 6 Room: Auditorium (English): Revolution in cinema and cinema in Revolution

Moderator - Irina Sandormirskaya, Prof. of Cultural Studies, CBEES; Södertörn University, Stockholm

Oksana Bulgakowa, Prof. of film history and film analysis at the University of Mainz. 

Soviet Film as the Mirror of the Russian Revolution

Dietmar Hochmuth, film director, screen writer, visiting professor at the University of Mainz.
October-Transfer to Germany: East vs. West.

Oksana Sarkisova, PhD in History, Central European University, Budapest.
Soviet Cine-Atlas: Revolutionizing nationality politics.

16:30 - 16:45 - Coffee break

16.45 - 17.45 - Room: Auditorium  Keynote Lecture: Christina Kiaer, Prof. of art history, Northwestern University.
Revolution Every Day

17:45 - 18:00 - Movie Screening: Anna Ådahl, Dual Visions, closing remarks

18: 00 - 19:00 - Tour around Moderna Museet for the conference participants

19:30 - 21:00 - Dinner for the conference participants