Reminder - CONF: The Visual Culture of Iconoclasm and Atheism (online, 10-11 Jun 22)

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Virtual, Jun 10–11, 2022
Registration deadline: Jun 6, 2022


Center for Icon Studies’ Third International Conference:

The Visual Culture of Iconoclasm and Atheism

Friday, June 10, 1:00-5:00pm and Saturday, June 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Museum Members: $55, Non-Members: $75, Students: $30

Organized and sponsored by the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA (USA), this virtual conference is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion, curated by conference chair Dr. Wendy Salmond. Please join us to explore topics such as ‘godless corners,’ rituals in the Soviet Union, state-sponsored
propaganda, and sacred images in hiding.

PROGRAMME

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022

1:00pm
WELCOME: Amy Consalvi, Museum of Russian Icons

INTRODUCTION: Conference Chair Wendy Salmond, Chapman University

SESSION I EXHIBITION ROUNDTABLE

1:30pm
Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion, Kevin Kain, University of
Wisconson Green Bay, Nancy Norwood, University of Rochester & Wendy Salmond

Session II GODLESS AT THE WORKBENCH (moderated by Wendy Salmond)

3:00pm
The Art of Anti-Spiritual Warfare, Vera Shevzov, Smith College

3:30pm
Atheists at the Easel: Deineka, Moor, and Kogout in Bezbozhnik u stanka, David Borgmeyer, Saint Louis University

4:00pm
Early Soviet ‘Godless Corners’: Documentation and Virtual (Digital) Reconstruction, Kevin Kain & Luke Konkol, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

4:30pm
Q & A with the moderator

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022

SESSION I ICON TO ICONOCLASM (moderated by Catherine Mannick)

9:00am
INTRODUCTION: Amy Consalvi, Museum of Russian Icons

9:15am
Bolshevik and Jacobin Revolutions: From Religious Iconoclasm to Political Idolatry, Matthew Fraser, American University of Paris

9:45am
Communist Saints and Martyrs: Iconography, Memory, and Ritual in the Soviet Union, Christopher J. Helali, Dartmouth College

10:15am
The Prison House of Paradise: The Meaning of Iconographical Imagery in Two Soviet Era Political Posters from the Museum of Russian Icons Collection, Amy Singleton Adams, College of the Holy Cross

11:30am–12:00pm
ACADEMIC LUNCH NETWORKING SESSION

SESSION II SUBVERSIVE ICONS (moderated by Svetlana Nikitina)

12:30pm
The Paradoxical Iconography of Russian Iconoclasts: Sacred Images in Spiritual Christian Thought and Practice, J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University

1:00pm
Soviet Spiritual Elders and Their “Iconic” Photographs, John P. Burgess, Saint Louis University

1:30pm
Sacred Symbols in Hiding: Felix Lembersky’s Paintings, Yelena Lembersky, Author

2:00pm
Q & A with the moderator

SESSION III ICONOCLASM IN THE MUSEUM (moderated by Amy Consalvi)

3:00pm
Iconoclasm at the Museum: Atheist Propaganda and the Question of Exhibiting Religious Art in Early Bolshevik Russia, Clemena Antonova, Eurasia in Global Dialogue Programme at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria

3:30pm
Staging Iconoclasm: Soviet Anti-Religious Museum Displays in the 1920s and 30s, Maria Silina, Université du Québec à Montréal

4:00pm
Q & A with the moderator

4:30pm
CLOSING REMARKS: Conference Chair Wendy Salmond

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: The Visual Culture of Iconoclasm and Atheism (online, 10-11 Jun 22). In: ArtHist.net, May 24, 2022. <https://arthist.net/archive/36763>.

Categories: CFP, Research