INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “ANOTHER ARTWORLD: MANIFESTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF EQUITY IN VISUAL ARTS”
The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of the Arts in Belgrade is organizing an international scientific conference “Another Artworld: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts” on Thursday, December 3rd and Friday, December 4th.
The conference program deals with the growing inequality in the field of visual arts, which is reflected in the unequal development of art markets, lack of transparency of cash flows and various financial irregularities, precarious work and a high unemployment rate of artists are just some of the striking phenomena and ways in which contemporary art reproduces inequalities that can be seen in other areas of social action.
The conference program will bring together over 60 researchers and cultural professionals from Austria, Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Croatia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, United Kingdom, who work in the field of cultural policy and management in culture, sociology, theory and history of art, economics of culture and political science. The aim of the conference is to consider alternative and new models of (self)organization and action in the field of visual arts and beyond, which would lead to the democratization of the field of art; models based on equity, cooperative relationships and self-governance, ie. the implementation of direct democracy, which implies direct decision-making on all the common issues in the field of contemporary visual art.
Keynote lectures will be given by Victoria D. Alexander, Professor of Sociology of Art at Goldsmiths University in London, Gabriela Michalitsch, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Irena Ristić, Theater Director and Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and Dominique Willaert, Artistic Director of the Victor Deluxe from Ghent.
The conference program will be held online, via the Zoom platform. The Agenda can be downloaded from the conference website.
The conference is organized under the label of the European network on cultural management and policy – ENCATC. The realization was supported by a large number of partners, including the Department of New Media Art of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia, The National Library of Serbia, The Institute of Contemporary Art Zagreb, The Association of Visual Artists Uzice and the media portal SEECult.org.
The conference is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade.