12-13 May 2011

International Conference Art during Two World Wars
Lithuanian Culture Research Institute
Vilnius, 12-13 May 2011
Funded by a grant from the Research Council of Lithuania


Thursday, 12 May 2011
Reading Room of Contemporary Art Centre (Vokiečių St. 2)

9.15–9.45 Registration

9.45 Opening address. Dr Jolanta Širkaitė, Director of the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

10.00 Prof. Eduards Kļaviņš, Latvian Art Academy, Riga Patriotic Rhetoric and Grim Realities of World War I in Latvian Art: the Case of Jāzeps Grosvalds

10.30 Dr Miklós Szekely, Pazmany Péter Catholic University, Budapest Art Exhibitions as Communication Strategy – the Case of Hungary between 1914-1918

11.00 Dr Kristiāna Ābele, Latvian Art Academy, Riga Out from behind the Fireplace. The Progress of Latvian Self-Assertion in the Art Life during World War I

11.30–12.00 Coffee break

12.00 Dr Kai Artinger, Berlin Giotto, Michelangelo, Raphael and World War I. William Orpen’s Picture of ‘simple soldier man’s’ death

12.30 Dr Laima Laučkaitė, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Vilnius Image of the Occupied City: Walter Buhe’s Vilnius of World War I

13.00 Dr Stella Pelše, Latvian Art Academy, Riga World War I and its Aftermath in Latvian Artwriting

13.30–15.00 Lunch

15.00 Dr Lijana Natalevičienė, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Vilnius VilniusDiary: Lithuanian Artistic Crafts during World War I

15.30Irina Pronina, Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow Futuristic Battles and World War I. Pavel Filonov 1914–1919

16.00 Elena Kulchinskaya, Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (NIITIAG RAASN), Dmitriy Pozharskiy University, Moscow Protection of Architectural Monuments in Russia during World War I

16.30 Discussions


Friday, 13 May 2011
Conference Room of the National Art Gallery (Konstitucijos Ave.22)

10.00 Prof. Jānis Kalnačs, Vidzeme University, Latvia Artist in Latvia under Nazi Occupation. War, Occupation, Power

10.30 Prof. Vojtěch Lahoda, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Charles University, Prague ‘Living in Peace’? ‘Degenerate Art’ and Czech Modernism in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

11.00 Dr Anna Pravdová, National Art Gallery in Prague Czech Artists Escaped in France during World War II

11.30–12.00 Coffee break

12.00 Milan Pech, Charles University, Prague Historizing Trends in Czech Art during World War II

12.30 Dr Gábor Pataki, Research Institute of History of Art of HungarianAcademy of Sciences, Budapest ‘Art under Dangerous Constellation’: the so-called ‘New Romanticism’ as a Special Form of Escapism in Central-European Art during World War II

13.00 Dr Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Vilnius Intimism in the Art of Lithuania: 1941-1944

13.30–14.30 Lunch

14.30 Kristina Jõekalda, EstonianArt Academy, Tallinn Heritage of Art History between Fires: Protection of Architectural Monuments in Estonia during World War II

15.00 Dr Jonathan Black,Kingston University, London Strident Supermen?: Constructions of British Masculinity and the Image of the Hero in World War II Portraiture of Eric Kennington (18881960)

15.30 Rasa Antanavičiūtė, Vilnius Art Academy Urban Development of Vilnius during World War II: Ideological Interventions

16.00 Discussions

18.00 National Art Gallery: opening of the exhibition Monuments that doesn’t exist: Walking in Vilnius (curators Rasa Antanavičiūtė, Živilė Etevičiūtė, Eglė Mikalajūnaitė)