Dans le cadre de son mois au Labex TransferS et à l’Ecole normale supérieure, Piotr Piotrowski (Univ. Poznan), donnera une conférence ce jeudi 30 mai de 13h 30 à 15h30.
La conférence aura lieu à l’ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm, en SALLE d’HISTOIRE (escalier D, 2e étage).
At the beginning of the 1970s Jarosław Kozłowski and Andrzej Kostołowski invented NET - a global network of artists who wanted to exchange their thoughts. This was the first such idea created in the Eastern Block, and one of the first in the entire world. Ultimately over the course of more than a dozen years a few hundred people from both Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia participated in this initiative.
This paper does not aim to describe the project itself, but rather takes it as a point of departure for an analysis of the different contexts in which artworks circulate, in an effort to arrive at a theoretical approach to comparative art history. Piotrowski understands this concept not necessarily in the way that the circulation of ideas caused them to be influenced by each other, but rather how different geo-historical circumstances lie behind their meaning in context, how they illuminate each other---something that was not always perceived by the public that visited NET exhibitions.
We may thus be able to differentiate aspects of global culture as they were developed at the time, that are otherwise usually seen as homogeneous and west-centric, existing in a one-way relationship between the metropolis and its periphery.