PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART: CURRENT TRENDS IN THE STUDY AND HISTORY OF NATIONAL SCHOOLS – INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE AT THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS

The Russian Academy of Arts, Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the RAA and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art invite you to take part in the International Research Conference “Photography as an Art: Current Trends in the Study and History of Fine Arts”, that will take place at the Russian Academy of Arts (21 Prechistenka street, Moscow) on May 27-29, 2019.

Partners of the Conference:
Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid, Spain
PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography, Russia
New Art Knowledge magazine, St. Petersburg, Russia
Photographer.ru

The Conference covers three main areas:
-The study of photography as a medium and the scope of its realization as an art;
-The methods and practices for writing national photography histories;
-The teaching of photography, its history and technology within art education and the study of photography in the educational context of the humanities.

The aim of this meeting of experts is to define the current state of theory and research in the field and also to create a foundation for future scholarship and study.

The Conference is held in partnership with the editorial board of Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture and the 5th International Conference “After Post-Photography” in St. Petersburg (http://after-post.photography).

The Conference working languages: Russian and English.
The time-limit: reports – 20 minutes. Applications are accepted in Russian and English. Abstracts will be published before the Conference.
Applications are accepted until 00:00 April 25, 2019 at the email address mos.photo.conference2019@gmail.com
Contact: Irina Chmyreva, PhD, Executive Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference

International Scientific Conference
«PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART: Current trends in study and the history of national schools»


Program

May 27, 2019
Russian Academy of Arts, Prechistenka str., 21, White Hall

Morning session
10:00 a.m.—12:40 p.m.

WELCOME WORDS

Viktor Kalinin, First Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts
Tatyana Kochemasova, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts
Natalia Tolstaya, Director of the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts

PROBLEMS AND REVIEWS

Moderator Irina Chmyreva

Beral Madra, Turkey. Ocean of visual production
Phillip Brian Prodger, USA. School as inspiration—Southern Baroque painting and the British art photography school
Václav Macek, Slovakia. Conflicts in the approaches of writing national histories of film and photography
Farrah Karapetian, USA. Decolonizing photography: How leading institutions in the United States are unraveling the 20th century histories and reimagining a photographic future
Oxana Gavrishina, Russia. “The Photographer’s Eye” by John Szarkowski: educating the gaze
Natalia Avetyan, Russia. From the history of photographs to the history of photography
Szolt Kozma and Gabriella Andrea Csizek, Belgium–Hungary. Is there a Hungarian photography?

Afternoon session
01:00 p.m.—02:40 p.m.

HISTORY OF EARLY PERIOD OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Moderator Natalia Avetyan

Niyatee Deepak Shinde, India. Photography in India... THEN & NOW
Irina Terentieva, Russia. Photographs in Italy. Old images, new technologies
Irina Glushkova, Russia. A few glimpses into the history of photography in [British] India: ethics and aesthetics of princely albums
Catherine Ponomarenko, Russia. Russian painters and their photographic experiments in the last third of the 19th—the beginning of the 20th century
Galina Talipova, Russia. Photography as a “triumph” of science at the Polytechnic Exhibition of 1872 in Russia

Evening session
04:00 p.m.—07:20 p.m.

HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY

Moderator Václav Macek

Eleanor Belonovich, Russia. Significance of photography in Victor E. Borisov-Musatov’s creative work
Graham Howe, USA–Australia. Emil Otto Hoppé and the Ballet Russes
Kaiyimya Khairova, Russia. From the history of Soviet photography: Edward Gordon Craig and Moscow of 1935
Dmitry Fomin, Russia. The discussion on photography at the Printing Section of the State Academy of Arts
Ekaterina Lavrentieva, Russia. Photographic illustration in children’s book. Visual experiences of the 20th—the beginning of 21st century
Alexander Inshakov, Russia. A principle of “instant” in photography: S. Tretyakov, W. Benjamin and others
Carole Naggar, USA–France. A false history and its recent correction: Le Photograph of Tereska, by David “Chim” Seymour, Warsaw, 1948
Aleksandr Morunov, Belarus. Belarusian national photography: circumstances of absence (the paradox of Belarusian photography) 
Irina Chmyreva, Russia. Emblematic exhibitions in the history of Russian photography: 1970, 1989, 1994 and beyond
Zinaida Starodubtseva, Russia. Photographs of Russian artists and artistic life abroad. 1970s–2000s


May 28, 2019
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Petrovka str., 25, Ball Hall

Morning session
10:00 a.m.—12:40 p.m.

WELCOME WORDS from the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

PHOTOGRAPHY AMONG SUBJECTS OF HUMAN STUDIES AND ART EDUCATION

Moderator Moritz Neumüller

Olga Chagaoutdinova, Canada–Cuba. Canadian conceptual photography: main schools. The principles and methods of education. Crisis as a chance for revival
Ramina Abilova and Tatiana Krasheninnikova, Russia. New history of photography: the study of family photo archive by historians at the course “Source Study” 
Anastasia Khoroshilova, Germany–Russia. To train to be photographer. Some reflections
Mariya Gurieva, Russia. Teaching photographers in college: how (and why)? The problematics of teaching creative photography in a higher educational establishment
Aleksey Kosolapov, Russia. Study and popularizing of old photographic techniques. Sketches of practical experience
Tatiana Zhekova and Galina Talipova, Russia. Materials on the tutor’s activity of Vasily Ulitin in the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow
Tatiana Sayatina and Karina Beeman, Russia–USA. Photograph conservation training within the framework of the State Hermitage Museum and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s collaborative project: history, development and future perspective
Natalia Udartseva, Russia. Photography means technology plus world outlook


Afternoon session
03:00 p.m.—05:30 p.m.

TABLE TALK AROUND
THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL CULTURE

Moderator Mariya Gurieva

Confirmed reports within the Routledge program:
Moritz Neumüller, Spain. Broadening the photographic horizon. The example of “The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture”
Friedrich Tietjen, Austria. How to recognize a photographic picture

May 29, 2019
Russian Academy of Arts, Prechistenka str., 21, White Hall

Morning session
10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

COLLECTIONS AND NEW HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Moderator Ida Shik

Natalia Sautina, Russia. On the history of the establishment of the Archive of Negatives and Photo Illustrations of the Russian Academy of Arts. The junction of technology and art. Black and white photographs of works of art
Anna Chookina, Russia. Art of photography in the collection of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Michal Matoušek, Czech Republic. Magazine IMAGO and its contribution to the history of photography in Central and Eastern Europe
Dariya Rakhmanova, Russia. Features of reportage photos of Kazan in the 1990s
Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde, Cuba. A Cuban history of photography
Xiaoxia Liu, China. Witnessing photography—PIP festival and Chinese photography
Tuula Alajoki, Finland. Welcome to Finland—the happiest nation in the world

Afternoon session
01:00 p.m.—03:20 p.m.

PERSONAL ARTIST’S EXPERIENCE AND THE THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY — I

Moderator Friedrich Tietjen

Andrey Zolotov, Russia. Photography as an artistic tool of Reality
Vladimir Levashov, Russia. Photographer in the city: beauty is life
Dariya Panaiotti, Russia. Towards the history of Soviet urban photography
Mikhail Dashevsky, Russia. Documental impressionism as a photographic approach to the psychology of life
Ekaterina Andreeva-Prigorina, Russia. “Between ‘The School of Athens’ and recognition board.” The project “Mnogoportret” of Mikhail Mikhaltchuk and art of photo portrait during the 1970s–1990s in search of the hero of the era. Style, images, creative methods
Valera and Natasha Cherkashin, Russia. The interplay of art and photography
Serge Golovach, Russia. Converting images into a verbal context: level of expertise and information flows

Evening session
04:30 p.m.—06:30 p.m.

PERSONAL ARTIST’S EXPERIENCE AND THE THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY — II

Moderator Irina Chmyreva

Natalie Tolstaya, Russia. Photography as a source for experience in 3D art
Ida Shik, Russia. “Experiences of non-existence”: ghostliness in the last third of the 20th—the beginning of the 21st century photography
Dmitry Vyshemirsky, Germany–Russia. INTUERE—QUIET LOOK. Monographic collection of the photographer
Dina Akhmetova, Russia. Kazan photographer Evgeny Balashov: creativity at the intersection of art and philosophy
Nikita Pirogov, Cambodia–Russia. Photography at the era of metamodernism: author’s statement and new sincerity
Olga Thomson, Russia. Elusive image prints. About the photo project “Moscow Art Workshops,” 2019




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