Art IN Academia

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Arany Janos u. 32
Blinken OSA
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

The relationship between art and research can take different shapes and meanings. Recent decades have seen an increase in artists engaging in traditional academic research settings, such as laboratories, collaborating with scientists, philosophers, engineers, and the like. The different interactions between art and academia seem to offer new perspectives to known and complex issues across different fields, allowing artists and researchers to blur the lines between artistic practice and academic research. Art IN Academia explores a range of possible ways in which academic endeavors can inform, inspire or become complemented by the art created by scholars and researchers within institutional academic walls.

Art IN Academia consists of the group exhibition at Galeria Centralis, The Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and the conference organized by the Department of Philosophy and Center for Arts and Culture, Central European University, in cooperation with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Doctoral School and Visual Studies Platform, CEU.


January 18, Thursday
5.30 PM – 7.00 PM: Christa Sommerer (Linz University of Arts and Design, Austria): Interactive Art - Between Participatory Strategies and Interaction Design

7.00 PM – 8.00 PM: Opening of the Art IN Academia exhibition and wine reception

Art IN Academia exhibition presents the artworks created by CEU young scholars Aleksandar Pantic, Marta Santuccio, Kat Suryna, Sara Maksimović, Thomas Wolf, and Egor Novikov.

January 19, Friday
9.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Session 1 Research Informed Art, moderated by David Weberman (Central European University, Hungary)

  • Jane Boddy (Vienna University, Austria): August Endell’s exact aesthetics of the straight line
  • Rodrigo Guzman S. (Danube University Krems / City University of Hong Kong, Austria/Hong Kong): The Vast East: Exploring the Relationship between Spoken Language and Music through Sound Recording, Repetition, and Music Composition
  • Barbara Caspar (No current affiliation, Austria) and Dunja Larise (Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria): What is left?

11.00 AM – 11.20 AM: Coffee break
11.20 AM – 12.50 PM: Session 2 Art and Social Change, moderated by Oksana Sarkisova (The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives; Visual Studies Platform, CEU, Hungary)

  • Juli Laczko (Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts): Hacker culture as a heir to the historical avant-garde
  • Sanjay Kumar (Central European University, Hungary): Theatre in the Academia: Active Engagement through Building Communities in Classroom”
  • Klara Cserne (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary): The Art of Transformation – and how to study it (in Theory and Practice)

12.50 PM – 2.30 PM: Lunch break
2.30 PM – 3.30 PM: Balazs Kicsiny (Hungarian University of Fine Arts): Artistic Research - The Artist Who Came In From the Cold

3.40 PM – 5.10 PM: Session 3 Art, Technology and Science, moderated by Marton Szentpeteri (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design)

  • Polina Baitsym (Central European University, Hungary): “Donkey’s tail”: Pointing out the common aspiration of physicists and artists in the Soviet Union
  • Maximilian Lehner (Linz University of Art and Design, Austria): Can Art-Technology Co-Operations Provide a Paradigm for Artistic Research?
  • Jessie Labov (Central European University, Hungary) and Gyorgy Tury (Budapest Metropolitan University): Corporeal knowledge and other intelligences in art

5.10 PM – 5.30 PM: Coffee break
5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Attila Horanyi (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary): Art as a Form of Knowledge

February 5, Monday

6.00 PM – 8.00 PM: Closing Event of the Exhibition – Screenings of documentaries made by CEU students, moderated by Jeremy Braverman, Visual & Media Education Specialist in the CEU Library

by Danielle Johnson and Ana Lolua
Poetic short film about contact dance.

by Mayya Kelova, Andrea Kóbor, Adina Tulegenova
"Anyák" ("Mothers" in Hungarian) is a story of two extraordinary women, who experienced the beauty and struggle of raising their Black kids in Hungary, as well as a reflection on identity and belonging.

by Liza Havrylenko
This documentary uses stop-motion animation to tell the story of women living in the Chernobyl zone.

"Gaudiopolis: A Children’s Republic"
by Frederik Forrai Ørskov and Luisa von Richthofen
The film explores former Gaudiopolis citizens’ memories of a unique experiment in post-war Budapest

"Robot Girl"
by Aleksandra Cwik, Dariya Oryn and Shannon-Wan-Wen Lin
The story of a woman who changes the way we look at disability.

The films were produced in the CEU Library’s Mirabaud Media Lab.

Admission is free! You are welcome!