Theoretical Seminar & Critical Meeting

May 12-13, 1:00 pm. Malunu st. 3 (VDA C1 building), 102 room.

The event is held in English and moderated by prof. Henrik B. Andersen. 


May 12th

13:00 – 14:30 The Production of Intimacies

Dr. Mikkel Bogh (director of Denmark’s National Gallery, art critic, curator, and art historian)


14:35 – 15:20 Polina Reznychenko. Error 0.1
(MA II grade, Textile Design department)

15:25 – 16:05 Vita Opolskytė. The Reality Hotel
(MA I grade, Painting department)

16:10 – 16:55 Darius Žiūra. Relationships between personal experience and artistic expression in artist's practice. SWIM, The monument for utopia, Gustoniai and other projects
(Art PhD IV grade, Photography and Media Arts department)

16:55 – 17:10 Closing word. Mikkel Bogh

May 13th

13:00 – 13:45 Žilvinas Landzbergas. Kūno kaip atskaitos taško ilgesys / Longing for body as a point of reference
(Art PhD III grade, Sculpture department)

13:55 – 14:40 Akvilė Anglickaitė. Techniques of hyphen
(Art PhD IV grade, Photography and Media Arts department)

14:45 – 15:30 Monika Dirsytė. Art needs to be unexpected and it needs to speak with audience
(MA II grade, Sculpture department)

15:35 – 15:50 Closing word. Mikkel Bogh

The Production of Intimacies

Something happened in the eighteenth century. Artists gradually turned their attention away from historic and mythological scenes towards the private, intimate realm. What do moods and emotions look like when expressed in art? And how can intimacy between people be depicted?
 The concept of intimacy – the sense of being closely attuned to other people, places, spaces or things – has always been in a state of flux, and this holds true in art, too. In the eighteenth century, artists begin to depict intimacy in portraits featuring the artists with their families. In the nineteenth century, they invite observers to enter the intimate spheres of others in works that depict domestic interiors and everyday scenes. The early twentieth century sees the advent of experimental modern art, and at this point artists seek to forge intimate connections between art and observer.

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