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


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


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


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”

For further information, please contact :
Brane Kovic :
Aleksander Bassin :
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