Theoretical Seminar & Critical Meeting
Visual Art and Design MA and Art PhD students
Students who want to present their artworks, please fill in a registration form.
December 15th 1:00 pm. Maironio str. 3, 112 room
December 16th 1:00 pm. Malūnų str. 3, VDA C1 building, 102 room
Seminar is open and held in English.
With professor Swetlana Heger, lecturer at Umea Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden
Swetlana Heger currently lives and works at Umea, Sweden and Berlin, Germany. Since 2012 she is a professor at Umea Academy of Fine Arts.
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Lecture "Re-Modelling Art“
“/…/ It used to be the case that one of the artist’s natural roles involved projecting an image of what art was sup- posed to be. Artists embodied the image people had of them; which meant that they were seen as not being like other people. This was the case, for example, with Van Gogh, the first of the visionary artists. And it was also the image that Jackson Pollock represented, for a time. As the objects created by artists became more and more abstract – and more intimately individual – the image they projected of themselves took on more and more importance.
But the abstract character of art has ceased to be compensated for by a particular image that sets apart the kinds of artist who, like Warhol and his successors, identify themselves as «entrepreneurs», and who have made their public persona a part of their stock in trade."
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