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Art Historiographies in Central and Eastern Europe An Inquiry from the Perspective of Entangled Histories

Projektbeschreibung

Periodisierung, Stil und Einfluss: neue Erkenntnisse zur Kunstgeschichtsschreibung

Kunstgeschichte ist ein visuelles Fenster zur Vergangenheit, das es uns ermöglicht, die Entwicklung der Gesellschaft zu verstehen. Das EU-finanzierte Projekt ArtHistCEE, das sich auf Mittel- und Osteuropa konzentriert, wird eine fragmentarische Darstellung der zwischen 1850 und 1950 entstandenen Kunstgeschichtsschreibung aus der Perspektive einer verflochtenen Geschichte bieten. Auf diese Weise wird das Projekt neue Perspektiven auf die Geschichte der Region eröffnen und die mitunter nationalistische, deskriptive und unkritische Ausrichtung der Kunstgeschichtsschreibung der betreffenden Region in Frage stellen.

Ziel

Our project proposes a fragmentary account of the art histories produced in present-day Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia between 1850 and 1950, from an entangled histories perspective. We will look at the relationships between the art histories produced in these countries and the art histories produced in Western Europe. But, more importantly, we will investigate how the art histories written in the countries mentioned above resonate with each other, either proposing conflicting interpretations of the past, or ignoring uncomfortable competing discourses. We will investigate the art histories written between 1850 and 1950 because we are interested in how art history contributed to nation building discourses. Therefore, we will focus on those art histories that concur to nationalising the past. Our project is articulated around three crucial concepts – periodisation, style and influence – set in the context of relevant contemporary historiographies produced in Western Europe, and analysing the entanglements with competing historiographies in each of the countries considered. We will focus on two main issues: 1. How did Central and Eastern European art historians adopt, adapt and respond to theoretical and methodological issues developed elsewhere, and 2. What are the periodisations of art produced on the territory of Central and Eastern European countries; what are the theoretical and methodological strategies for conceptualising local styles; and how was the concept of influence used in establishing hierarchical relationships. Researching the conceptualisation of a theoretical framework that would accommodate the artistic production of the past will show the difficulties in dealing with a complex reality without simplifying and essentializing it along ideological lines. The research will also show that the three concepts that we focus on are not neutral or strictly descriptive, and that their use in art history needs to be reconsidered.

Finanzierungsplan

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Gastgebende Einrichtung

FUNDATIA NOUA EUROPA
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 638 618,70
Adresse
STR PLANTELOR 21
023971 Bucuresti
Rumänien

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
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€ 638 618,70

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