CONFERENCES IN 2017
WOKÓŁ ŻYCIA I TWÓRCZOŚCI ABRAHAMA OSTRZEGI ->
Warszawa, 02. 03. 2017
ART OF ARMENIAN DIASPORA ->
Warszawa, 30 – 31. 03. 2017
III Ogólnopolską Konferencję Studiów nad Strojem
CO (NIE)PRZYSTOI MĘŻCZYŹNIE
WHAT DOES (NOT) SUIT A MAN ->
Warszawa, 03 – 04. 04 2017
3rd International Scientific Conference “Architecture of Local Cultures of The Borderland”
III Международная научная конференция „Архитектура локальных культур пограничья”
III Międzynarodowa Konferencja Naukowa „Architektura kultur lokalnych pogranicza”
THE SACRED – THE PROFANE – THE SACRED. CONVERSIONS AND RECONVERSIONS OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE AND ART XX – XXI CC.
SACRUM – PROFANUM – SACRUM. КОНВЕРСИИ И РЕКОНВЕРСИИ САКРАЛЬНОЙ АРХИТЕКТУРЫ И ИСКУССТВA XX – XXI ВВ.
SACRUM – PROFANUM – SACRUM. KONWERSJE I REKONWERSJE ARCHITEKTURY I SZTUKI SAKRALNEJ XX – XXI W. ->
Warszawa – Białystok – Supraśl, 21 – 23. 04 . 2017
V Seminarium Zespołu „Korpusu malarstwa Henryka Siemiradzkiego”
CO ZNAJDUJE SIĘ W OBRAZACH HENRYKA SIEMIRADZKIEGO?
ЧТО ИЗОБРАЖЕНО НА КАРТИНАХ ГЕНРИХА СЕМИРАДСКОГО?
WHAT’S THERE IN THE PAINTINGS OF HENRYK SIEMIRADZKI? ->
Warszawa, 21 – 22. 04. 2017
5th International Festival of Anthropology of Dance
V Międzynarodowy Festiwal Antropologii Tańca
TAŃCZĄC Z HAFIZEM. ZAPOZNANE PIĘKNO SZTUKI PERSKIEJ
Warszawa, 18 – 22. 09, 2017
VII Konferencja Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Toruniu
7th Conference on Modern Art in Toruń
FORMIŚCI – BUNT / ZDRÓJ – JUNG IDYSZ. W STULECIE POLSKIEJ AWANGARDY
FORMISTS – BUNT – YUNG YIDISH. IN HUNDRED YEARS OF THE POLISH AVANT-GARDE ->
Toruń, 07 – 09. 11. 2017
3rd International Scientific Conference
ARCHITECTURE OF LOCAL CULTURES OF THE BORDERLAND
The Sacred – The Profane – The Sacred Conversions and Reconversions of Sacred Architecture and Art XX – XXI cc.
International Union of Architects UIA Work Programme “Spiritual Places”
Unit for Architecture of Local Cultures Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology
President of International Union of Architects
Main Board of the Association of Polish Architects SARP
Committee of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Polish Institute of World Art Studies
Association of Polish Architects SARP, branch in Białystok
Warszawa – Białystok – Supraśl 21-23.IV.2017
The problem of the change of use of sacral buildings has been issued in the history for ages. It is also relevant today but now it appears in a more massive scale and it is still growing in its intensity. Formerly it was the consequence of an ideological, political, military, national, social and ethnic struggle. It testified about exclusiveness of various religions. It was the result of religious activities and often a struggle with religion, different mission actions, proselytism and even religious wars. These were not sporadic cases. They were preceded by acts of permanent and continuous intolerance, ignorance and sometimes aggression. Today, more often it is the result of progressive secularization of life in the world and the depreciation of the religion as a source of value creation in human life and a testimony of his cultural heritage. Culture departs from worship, from which it is derived. It becomes alienated. The objects of worship of one religion are not only converted into objects of different religions. Today they cease to be objects of worship at all. Regardless of the causes of such incidents and their ethical overtones, it becomes a global spreading phenomenon. It is increasingly common that abandoned or economically inefficient temples are adapted to hotels, restaurants, apartments, shops, and even workshops, garages and entertainment places with services of a dubious reputation (brothels) and even public toilets. Today they are transformed into sophisticated phantoms, without a religious spirit larvae-mask. To this day they stand sometimes abandoned, ruined, desecrated. They cry for mercy. Complete conversion of the sacral role of the object into a secular or even profane one, is a dangerous phenomenon as it affects the essence of culture, threatens its fundamental values, which have always been represented by it: truth, goodness and beauty. So maybe conversions of temples, even though they seem to be morally "dubious", in a broader perspective are necessary? If it saves them from a fall, annihilation and desecration? Especially since they may also be a pretext for mutual understanding and rapprochement of the Churches and their religions, their encounter and dialogue. Hopefully this dialogue will not last forever and may this meeting be that postulated by all "meeting in truth and love." research problems:
Analysis of cases of destruction or devastation of buildings of worship, their profanation and desacralization; aggressive or passive, when their status is changed from the sacred to the secular one; — Analysis of the occurrence of conversion and reconversion in sacred architecture and art; — Elaboration of ideological assumptions and methodology, in terms of adaptation of sacral architecture for non-invasive functions, with a respect for its cult status.
The main aim of the conference is to show and assess the problem of conversion and reconversion in sacred architecture and art XX-XXI cc. The conference has both a diagnostic purpose of revealing the essence, methodology and scope of their occurrence in history and today, and above all a goal of forecasting, revealing their importance for the health of the sacred of different religions.
Polish Institute of World Art Studies
to the international conference
What’s there in the paintings of Henryk Siemiradzki?
dedicated to the interpretation of works of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, musical instruments, textiles and costumes presented in his works of ancient, early Christian and old Russian themes.
The conference will be held on 21-22 April 2017 in National Museum in Warsaw.
The aim of the conference is to analyze the work of Siemiradzki as seen through the inspiration by Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Egyptian and Asian art (including Far East), following the artist’s sense of the decorativeness of the structure of the painting and semantics of the work of art.
In the case of architecture, these were references, sometimes "quotes" of sorts, from ancient buildings and sculptural decoration, drawn both from the publications of researchers and archaeologists (e.g. Luigi Canina), as well as his own observations, revealing relationships with then contemporary, classicizing Italian monumental architecture. The statues were inspired by ancient sculpture, sometimes travestied by sculptors - friends of the artist, as Mark Antokolski, Wiktor Brodzki or Pius Weloński. The artistic collections in Rome became an impulse in the presentations of Greek or Etruscan vases. The focus will also be put on decorative motifs, ornaments and patterns, among others, on textiles and furniture.
In many works Siemiradzki combined decorative objects from distant backgrounds and times. In the painting A vase or a woman, he placed a woman slave with Greek adornments and Nubian merchants next to a Chinese vase, while in the background there are travesties of statues of Artemis of Ephesus and the Greek Eros, as well as the Egyptian harp (from the time of Ramses III, 12th century BC) and the tapestry with the Assyrian motifs.
A separate part of the conference will be devoted to Siemiradzki’s villa – studio and the collection placed there, which included works of ancient and oriental art , craft (e.g. plaster and bronze casts, textiles), valuable old prints and contemporary art. The collection was part of the artist’s "workshop" and was used to study painting. It was also the decoration of the villa -studio - a place open for art lovers.
The conference belongs to the five-year project "The catalogue raisonné of paintings of Henryk Siemiradzki", financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the "National Program for the Development of Humanities" (module Tradition 1a). The project is realized by the Polish Institute of World Art Studies with the National Museums in Krakow and Warsaw, based on the cooperation protocol – the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Institute of Art History in Moscow, together with the Pontificio Istituto di Studi Ecclesiastici in Rome which has a rich archive of the artist and his family.
Art historians, archaeologists, classical philologists, architects, ethnographers, and orientalists interested in participating in the conference are kindly invited to send in submissions featuring the title of the paper and summary (approximately 1/2 page) by November 15, 2016 to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will be held in Polish, Russian and English. Single presentation span – 20 minutes.
The materials from the conference will be published in Vol. V of the yearly Sztuka Europy Wschodniej • Искусство Восточней Европы • Art of Eastern Europe, published by the Polish Institute World Art Studies.
The Conference Organizing Team is constituted of Dr. Tatyana Karpova - Deputy Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, prof. Jerzy Malinowski – President, Polish Institute of World Art Studies and manager of the project, Irina Gavrash – Polish Institute of World Art Studies, the scientific secretary of the yearly Art of Eastern Europe, Dr. Maria Nitka – Polish Institute of World Art Studies.