Local and Global Dynamics in Contemporary Art and Feminism

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    Hybrid Post-Socialist Spaces: Gender, Art and New Media
    Katarzyna Kosmala

    Currently researching art, gender and hybridity in the context of morphing of post-Socialist European spaces that have undergone the accelerated reframing of their socio-political and economic reality. Parallel with economic transition from Socialism to neo-liberal Capitalism and market economy, a grand historical
    narrative have been subjected to various editorial processes and rewriting of histories including dominant discourse of art history.

    Emergence out of versions of Socialism and embedding in post-Socialist realms require constructing of the present in memory, and future projection of the cultural archive in the context of the legacy of historical fragmentation that is site and milieu-specific. Cultural memory has, thus, been inevitably put on the agenda of public inquiry with numerous attempts at re-historicizations in the context of prevailing dominant ‘canonizations’ of art.

    Key themes:

    Mapping liminal spaces of inspiration and appropriation

    Imaginary recycles for cultural archive

    Embracing reality - returning of a nation and nation state at the heart of the crisis of Democracy

    Perpetuated inequalities - intersecting geo-political and gender framings in cultural production

    Nomadism in cultural production
    Period3 Jul 2017
    Event typeConference
    LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • art production
    • gender
    • media