Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

emblem2020 300Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art conference is an international academic forum held biannually by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University, supported by major Russian museums. The conference takes place alternately in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

The Conference IX is held October 26–31, 2020 in Saint Petersburg, with the State Hermitage Museum as partner museum.

The conference is dedicated to a wide range of issues related to history and theory of visual arts and architecture, conservation and interpretation of Russian and international cultural heritage, and interaction between academic science and museum experience. The chronological scope of this interdisciplinary forum spans from prehistoric era to contemporary stage. The conference welcomes art historians, archaeologists, museum practitioners, art conservators, philologists, culture theorists, and other humanities scholars whose research areas include architecture, visual and decorative arts.

The conference of 2020 focuses on the contemporary perception of historiography and art studies.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held on schedule in both live and online formats. Foreign participants are kindly invited to present their reports in online format.The connection to the online broadcast will be provided by the St. Petersburg State University, and the links to the meetings will be provided one day in advance.

 The schedule is based on Moscow time.

Dear colleagues, we ask you to pay attention to the fact that in many countries on October 25, the transition to winter time is carried out. Please note the difference in time zones!

Schedule of conference sessions:

 

26 October

Monday

27 October

Tuesday

28 October

Wednesday

29 October

Thursday

30 October

Friday

31 October

Saturday

St. Petersburg State University, Institute of History

Room 84

online/offline

 

10:00-15:30

Art and Culture of Mediaeval Russia within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

16:30 – 20:00

Old Russian Art

       

St. Petersburg State University, Institute of History

Room 70

online/offline

 

10:00-14:30

Renaissance Art (part 1)

15:30 – 20:00

Renaissance Art (part 2)

 

10:30 – 19:00

Issues of History of Architecture

 

 

St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of liberal arts and sciences (Bobrinsky Palace), room 152

online/offline

 

10:00-20:00

The 20th-Century and Contemporary Art

 

10:00 – 19:00

Decorative and Applied Arts

10:00 -19:00

Eastern Christian Art

 

 

St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of liberal arts and sciences (Bobrinsky Palace), room 155

online/offline

 

11:00-14:30

European Art in the Modern Times (part 1)

15:30 – 19:00

European Art in the Modern Times (part 2)

11:00 -15:00

Architecture: Issues of Study and Restoration within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

15:30 -18:00

Architecture: Issues of Study and Restoration (p. 2): Wooden Architecture: Preserving Tradition within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

10:30 -19:00

Christian Art in the Middle Ages (II) within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

10:00 -14:00

Curatorial Practices and Art Mediation

 

The State Hermitage Museum

10:00-16:00

Plenary session common with “The Days of Classical Studies in St Petersburg” (The Hermitage Theatre, offline)

         

St. Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy

online/offline

 

10:00 – 16:00

 Art Theory

 

 

   
 

 

         

Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

online/offline

 

   

10:00-14:30

Art of the Ancient World (day 1)

13:30

Opening of the exhibition “The Eternal Marbles. Sculpture from Classical Antiquity in Tutorial Practice of the Stieglitz Academy”

15:00-19:30

Art of the Ancient World (day 1)

10:00-17:00

Museum Studies

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10:00-15:00

Art of the Ancient World (day 2)

 

National Library of Russia

Sadovaya st., 18

offline/ online

 

     

10:00 – 13:00

Cultural Heritage: Interdisciplinary Approach at the Intersection of the Humanities and Natural Sciences within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

13:30 – 17:00

Interdisciplinary Methods in the Research on Cultural Heritage

 

Online

10.30-12.30

The Art of Space

15:00-19:00

Artistic Culture and Cult

10:00-13:30

Russian Art in the 18th -19th Centuries

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11:00-19:00

Oriental Art

     

The “New Arts Studies” Foundation, Arts Square Gallery.

online/offline

   

10:00-14:00

Art of the Middle Ages: Academic Issues of Art History

 
14:30-20:00

Christian Art in the Middle Ages (part 1)

within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

10:00-20:00

Art in Modern and Contemporary Times: Transformation of Medieval Thinking, Heritage, Historical Memory within the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

   

Field seminars

       

Field seminars of the participants of the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

08:00-17:00 "Saint-Petersburg and Tsarskoe Selo. History of the Urban Planning and the Issues of Restoration"

18:00

"Art and Architecture and of Ancient Pskov" (for the sections: Art and Culture of Medieval Russia, Christian Art of the Middle Ages)

Participation in seminars by appointment: conference@actual-art.org

Field seminars of the participants of the thematic bloc “Art and Culture of the Middle Ages: Heritage and Perspectives of Comprehension”

"Art and Architecture and of Ancient Pskov" (for the sections: Art and Culture of Medieval Russia, Christian Art of the Middle Ages)

Participation in seminars by appointment: conference@actual-art.org