After the Yalta by Piotrowski: Questioning Europe in the history of art and architecture
Princeton University Graduate School, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton Polish Society, Centre André Chastel Zoom
Thu, 6/15 · 11:00 am—2:00 pm · Zoom
In 2009 there appeared an English translation of Piotr Piotrowski’s Yalta: Art and Avant-garde in Eastern Europe. Thanks to this work the history of art and culture of the second half of the 20th century has expanded its geographical horizon beyond the Iron Curtain. A recent publication of the French translation by Presses du Réel furthers the questioning of cultural geography, the interrelations between arts and politics, and the transference of methods across periods. By doing so it challenges the traditional hierarchies of protagonists in art historical narratives. The roundtable will serve as an occasion to discuss the relevance of these question by focusing on the reception of the oeuvre of Piotr Piotrowski (1952-2015) in various historiographic traditions and languages.
Speakers include: Jérôme Bazin, Université de Créteil; Simona Girleanu, ENS-PSL Sorbonne Université; Aleksander Musiał, Princeton University; Léa Saint-Raymond, ENS Ulm; Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska, Museum of Warsaw