.online lecture series.
BUDAPEST – DRESDEN – ROME – RIGA
Welcome to our first online lecture series organized by the EU4ART Universities in May 2020. 4 universities from 4 countries have united for one goal: sharing knowledge in the EU about our best and latest artistic practices to help the future’s generation to connect, share and create.
The project is in the developing phase between 2019-2022. During this time we will offer you different possibilities to participate in: common exhibitions, open calls, virtual studios and lectures and short-term mobilities.
In the next few weeks you will have a chance to listen to artist talks and lectures online, from your couch!
Students can participate from the universities below:
- The Hungarian University of Fine Arts
- Dresden University of Fine Arts
- Academy of Fine Arts in Rome
- The Art Academy of Latvia
„DATE AND PLACE OF THE 1ST LECTURE: 20th May 2020, 4pm on ZOOM (will send the link later)
REGISTRATION PERIOD: between the 27th April – 15th of May 2020.”
WHERE TO REGISTER: firstname.lastname@example.org, Margit Koller
There is a limit of maximum 6 students per each university, so don’t hesitate to register!
Dialogue between an artist and a theorist
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts,
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, artist from Cuba, Peter and Irene Ludwig Guest Professor & dr. habil. Tünde Varga, associate professor of HUFA
The presentation/ lecture focuses on contemporary planetary discourses and practices of art. The core of the lecture are two works by Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo: Lo llevamos rizo: Concurso de cabello Afro Natural , Cuba, 2015/19, and the De lo que contaba la abuela, 2017. The first is a collaborative art project that poses questions of ethnic, cultural, social construct of power and identity through residual culture in the context of contemporary Cuba. The work/ project is a hair „beauty contest”, but in the background an intricate web of cultural, social, economic structure and historical inheritance become manifest as the project reflect on the possibility of imaginative, collective forms of cultural identity. The second is an installation of Matienzo’s family archive, it takes a different approach through the research of the archive of the personal family story. It is a query to what extent identity is imagined and imaged. How historical events (embedded in political, ideological structures) unfold through personal life narratives with art in the exhibition space as narration can be both, the narration of personal and collective identity. What social and political stance narratives take in highlighting certain forms of identity politics or cultural identity.
The lecture provides the context to these two works in divergent examples of contemporary art and its discursive frameworks, as well as the detailed presentations of these two works by the artist.
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