Local and Global Dynamics in Contemporary Art and Feminism

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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