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Irina Aristarkhova: Art and the State Symposium


Art and the State Symposium
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Room 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Ann Arbor, MI
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This event is part of the series, Material Culture and Social Change in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.” What is the role of material culture in defining national identity in everyday practices and in solidifying or fostering resistance to the state’s control of that definition? From home décor, housing projects, clothing, broken stones, graffiti, or visual arts, participants in this series highlight the importance of objects and things” in the making of social life and politics and their transformation.

Marina Gržinić, professor, Institute of Philosophy, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Mikhail Ryklin, senior fellow, Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne, and the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Sreten Ugričić, visiting scholar, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, and former director, National Library of Serbia
Jasmina Tumbas, assistant professor of performance studies and visual culture, Department of Art, SUNY Buffalo

University of Michigan Organizers:
Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art and design, history of art, and women’s studies
Tatjana Aleksić, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature

Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Avant Garde Interest Group; Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies