October 8, 5.30 p.m.

Vilnius Academy of Arts,

Auditorium of Dr. Jonas Umbrasas (Room N. 206, Old Building)

Open Lecture of dr. Dalya Y. Markovich, professor of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem)

The Critical Turn – Art Projects for Social change in Israel

The lecture focuses on the expanding field of critical art by delving into various critical art projects. We will analyse the role and the institutional and exhibition practices of this new phenomena; the different ways critical art is creating avenues for art that promote social justice; and the unique strategies through which critical art wish to construct agency and infuse social change. To understand the influence and agenda of critical art projects, we will go 'behind the scenes' to examine the ideology and praxis rooted in several art projects that took place in Israel. Special attention will be given to projects that aim to intervene in communities effected by ethnic/racial/national oppression.

Dalya Y. Markovich received her PhD in Sociology of Education in 2007 at the department of sociology of education at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She is teaching anthropology and education, art education and diversity and education. Her research is broadly concerned with ethnicity and (art) education and with education and social change in a multicultural/multinational society. She is the editor of Bezalel, Journal of Visual Culture.