Congratulations to SHERA member Jane Sharp

Congratulations to SHERA member Dr. Jane A. Sharp, Professor of Art History and Research Curator for Soviet Nonconformist Art, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Her book, Thinking Pictures: The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism (New Brunswick, NJ: Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, 2016), is a finalist for the 2017 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions, awarded annually by the College Art Association. CAA established the Alfred H. Barr Jr.

"The Travellers: Voyage And Migration in New Art From Central And Eastern Europe" -- exhibition and book

EXHIBITION: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, August 25, 2017–January 28, 2018 

The exhibition looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few. The revolution of 1989 and the subsequent opening to the world and globalisation processes allowed citizens of the former Eastern Bloc personal mobility on an unprecedented scale. The region’s new, postsocialist identity was dictated by the participation in international exchanges as much as by the new political and economic order.

CFP (edited volume): Generations of Dissent: Cultural Production and the State in the Middle East and North Africa

Decades before the Arab Spring, intellectuals, writers, and artists have challenged the status-quo of authoritarian systems in Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere.  At the same time, state agents and cultural institutions have attempted to dictate and limit the terms of literary, artistic, and intellectual engagement not only through sponsorship and patronage but also censorship, and other directly re

Krisen der Realität | Ein interdisziplinäres Symposium zwischen Kunst & Wissenschaft an der Zeppelin Universität 27. & 28. Oktober 2017 | Zeppelin Universität | ZF Campus | Fallenbrunnen

Mit Dr. Armen Avanessian (Philosoph, Berlin) | Prof. Eva Illouz (Soziologin und Anthropologin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) | Prof. Dr. Albrecht Koschorke (Literaturwissenschaftler, Universität Konstanz) | Sibylle Lewitscharoff (Schriftstellerin, Berlin) | Tania Martini (Redakteurin der taz, Berlin) | Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi (Soziologe, LMU München) | Prof. Dr. Birger Priddat (Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Philosoph, Universität Witten/Herdecke) | Prof. Dr. Christiane Voss (Medienphilosophin, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

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