About the Project
19 March 2021, Online
International Conference “Utopia in Art and Politics”
Organization: MOMus-Museum of Modern Art-Costakis Collection (GR), University of Glasgow (UK)
The online international conference under the title “Utopia in Art and Politics” took place on Friday, March 19, 2021 and was organized by MOMus-Museum of Modern Art-Costakis Collection (GR), in collaboration with the University of Glasgow (UK).
The conference presented and discussed Utopia in Art and Politics through interdisciplinary approaches. The well-known philosopher and theorist of Architecture Alexandros Tzonis commented on the term, its applications and versions. References to the philosophy, aesthetics and theory of art in relation to the use of the term made by Stavros Alifragkis, Liane Lefaivre, Orsan Senalp and Maria Tsantsanoglou. Thouli Misirloglou commented on the question whether participation as a politicized working process within art institutions can reveal aspects of Utopia and Andreas Takis referred to the collective agency implied in the genre of Utopia. The well-known art historian, specialist in the movement of Constructivism, Christina Lodder closed the session of speeches talking about the timelessness of Utopia. A discussion followed.
The conference closed with a 360° digital tour of the exhibition “Utopia Revisited. Literature, Philosophy and Politics in the Art of the Russian Avant-Garde” with works from the Costakis collection of the MOMus-Museum of Modern Art, curated by Angeliki Charistou.
DateMar 19 2021
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