Rapport | Dato: 21.05.2004 | Utenriksdepartementet
Symposium Art, Media and Politics in Russia
Friday May 28, 10.00 – 15.30
In connection with our new show Watch Out! Art from Moscow and St.
Petersburg, The National Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to
invite you to a symposium with leading specialists and curators in the
international and Nordic art field.
The exhibition comprises more than twenty artists and presents various
artistic positions in post-Soviet Russia. The symposium aims at
discussing several important issues related to the show: Are there
particular regional, political or cultural mechanisms of exclusion and
inclusion of Russian artists in the international art world? How
international is the international art scene, and how can the Russian
art scenes be understood and exhibited?
When art again turns political it seems, to some extent, to represent
an effort to compensate for a lack of critical faculties in the
journalism of the official news media. The last session in the
symposium will address questions like: What roles do artists and the
practice of contemporary art play in the developments of cultural
politics in Russia today? Do changing conditions for news production in
Russia also change the conditions for artists and art?
The symposium will take place in aud. Militærhospitalet, Grev Wedels
plass 1, 0151 Oslo
Registration within May 24: tel (+47) 22 86 22 10 /
The symposium is organised by curator Kari J. Brandtzæg
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
9.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 – 10.15 Watch out! Art from Moscow and St. Petersburg
Introduction Kari J. Brandtzæg, art historian, curator
Session: Russian Artists in the Global Context
Moderator: Sune Nordgren, director The National Museum of Art, Oslo
10.15 – 10.45 Multiculturalism vs Internationalism: Art from Russia in
a Global Neo-Liberal Context
Ekaterina Degot, art critic, lecturer and curator for numerous
10.45 – 11.15 Radical Ideas in SPb Art
Ekaterina Andreeva, curator at the Contemporary Art Department, the
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
11.15 – 11.45 How to Mediate Artists from Russia in London?
Anya Stonelake, curator White Space Gallery, London
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
Session: Art, Media and Political Transition
Moderator: John Peter Nilsson, curator, editor NU, The Nordic Art
Review, curator, Stockholm
13.30 – 14.00 Media and Cultural Conflicts in Russia
Vibeke Sperling, author, foreign correspondent, Politiken, Copenhagen
14.00 – 14.20 The Possibility of Resistance. Tactical Media in Putin's
Dmitry Vilensky, artist, newspaper project Sjto delat, St.
14.20 – 14.40 Fuck this shit
Sergey Afrika Bugaev, artist, St. Petersburg/New York
14.40 – 15.00 To be more Leftist than the Pope. About the
Fundamentalist Ideological Trends in the Moscow Art Discourse.
Aleksander Panov, curator, art critic, Moscow
15.15 – 15.30 Conclusions with John Peter Nilsson