XXXIX AICA CONGRESS – 2005, Slovenia: ” Art Theory and Art Criticism in the New Millenium “

Official opening of the Congress

- Brane Kovic, president of AICA Slovenian section
- Henry Meyric Hughes, president of AICA
- Mr. Damjan Prelovsek, Head of the Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

SESSION 1 : CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES

Introductiory lecture
Amelia Jones, Professor and Pilkington Chair, Head of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester : Identity and the Visual: New Critical Models in Visual Arts Discourse

Keynote speaker
Tomaz Brejc, professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana : A Crisis of Confidence, a crisis of Language, a Crisis of Visions : Some Slovene Experiences

Ademola Azeez, AICA Nigeria : African Art Critic And His Dual Identity
Mai Misfeldt, AICA Denmark : The art of the postcolonial Greenland
Nadja Zgonik, AICA Slovenia : The artistic value and post-socialist societies – can a burden of the past be a starting-point for the future?
Myrna E. Rodriguez, AICA Puerto Rico : Art Theory and Art Criticism : Discussion and Case Studies
Gustave Konongo, AICA Congo : Of Virtuso
Ramon Tio Bellido, AICA France : Rethinking History of Art by Challenging the Concept of “National Exhibition”
Taava Koskinen, AICA Finland : What is Genius in Contemporary Art ? Narcissism and the Creation of Artists’ Personas in Contemporary Art and Media
Matei Stircea-Craciun, AICA Romania : Hylesic (Material) Symbolism in Paul Neagu’s Sculpture ; Rising of Materia “Mythology” in the Third Millennium

SESSION 2 : CONCEPTS, MODELS AND CASE STUDIES

Keynote speaker
Irit Rogoff, Professor at Goldsmiths College, University of London : What is a Theorist ?

Aneta Szylak, AICA Poland : In praise of contextual criticism
Anna Novakov, AICA USA and St. Mary’s College of California : STAGE FRIGHT : Architectural Transparency and Social Space in Philip Johnson’s 1951 Glass House and Monica Bonvicini’s 2002 installation
Constantinos Proimos, AICA Greece : Beyond the Avant-Garde. Matter and History in Joseph Beuys’ Actions
Cristina Freire, AICA Brazil : Net as Strategy in Contemporary Art : Mail Art and Beyond
Gavin Murphy, AICA Ireland : ‘Tonguetied sons of bastards’ ghosts’ : Post-Conceptual and Post-Colonial Appraisals of the work of James Coleman
Malene V. Hansen, AICA Denmark : Towards a New Public Art ? Interventions in Public Space : Contemporary Danish Art
Liam Kelly, AICA Ireland
Brandon Taylor, AICA UK : Leaving The Contemporary Museum

SESSION 3 : ART CRITICISM TODAY : POSITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES

Keynote speaker
Viktor Misiano, AICA Russia, curator and critic : Could Art Criticism Become Critical Again? Between Autonomy of Art and Activism

Alti Kuusamo, AICA Finland : Ways to make psychoanalytic criticism: where do locate your intentions ?
Elaine King, AICA USA : The Role of Art Criticism in a Cultural Academic Maze of Art History and Theory
Laimute Kreivyte, AICA Lithuania : Art Criticism in Practice : Art Theory Recycled ?
Maria Amelia Bulhoes, AICA Brazil : The Image Coming from the Image [Communication in French]
Peter Herbstreuth, AICA Germany : Public art entails new criticism
JL Dronsfield, AICA UK : Resisting the ‘Ethical Turn’ of Contemporary Art: Deconstructing Actuality
Jaroslaw Lubiak, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, AICA Poland : On the Spectral in Art: The Prospects of Jacques Derrida’s Notion of “Spectrality” for the Theory of Contemporary Art
Lars Saari, AICA Finland : “We don’t solve our problems, we just get bored with them”

P.S.
For further information, please contact :
Brane Kovic : brane.kovic@siol.net
Aleksander Bassin : mestna.galerija-lj@siol.net
Alenka Trebusak : alenka.trebusak@siol.net