PhD Funding: Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern Europe since 1960

PhD Funding: Artistic Re-enactments of Performance Art as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern Europe since 1960

Department of Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen

Supervisor: Dr. Amy Bryzgel, Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen (a.bryzgel@abdn.ac.uk)

Application Deadline: March 21, 2017

 

Applications are invited for PhD research topics that focus on artistic re-enactments of performances from across the former communist and socialist countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in recent artistic practice. There are numerous examples of artistic re-enactments across the region, providing scope for a range of dissertation topics. Projects can include comparative studies, for example, of the relevance of re-enactments in one local tradition versus that of another; or single-country studies of a number of re-enactments being staged in one context. Dissertations will address the following research questions: what are the various functions of artistic re-enactments of performances in Eastern Europe? How do these functions compare with current understandings of re-enactment in the West? How can re-enactments be used to access a lost or inaccessible history (such as performance art in Eastern Europe)? Also welcome are proposals that consider revisiting culturally relevant or historically significant places by artists or within the context of artistic re-enactments.

 

Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit. Individuals with a strong research background in the field of Eastern European contemporary art and/or performance art, from either an art history or visual culture background, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the necessary language skills needed to undertake the proposed research, and should consider funding sources for travel to conduct field research abroad if it is necessary to the proposed project.

 

The project is funded by a University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition fees only, whether Home, EU or Overseas, and will be awarded through an open competition.

 

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Amy Bryzgel with a project proposal of no more than 2,000 words, including discussion of Aims and Objectives, Research Questions, Research Context, Methodology and Critical Approach. 

 

Deadline for all applications: 21 March 2017

 

More information can be found here: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=73927&LID=3612

How to apply: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply-1639.php 

 

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Amy Bryzgel

Amy Bryzgel is a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research on performance art in Central and Eastern Europe for a forthcoming book monograph.

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A new and exciting opportunity: SCOT//EAST is an exhibition and concurrent events programme that aim to examine the impact of migration on individuals, specifically with regard to gender identity, taking place in March 2016 in Aberdeen to coincide with International Women's Day. We are looking for artists of both regional backgrounds, whose work deals specifically with gender and sexual identity, to connect with us to learn more about our project. Contact us at: scot.east.art@gmail.com

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my monograph on the Latvian painter, performance artist and theorist, Miervaldis Polis (b. 1948) by the Latvian publisher, Neputns. This is the first monograph to appear on the artist, and it attempts to contextualise the various strands of his work, from his early paintings, to his performances in the 1980s, and his return to painting and formal portraiture in the post-Soviet period. It received support of the Latvian Culture Capital Fund and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. I finished writing the monograph in 2012, after which it was translated into Latvian by Stella Pelse. Over the course of the last several years, Neputns has worked tirelessly to amass the most complete collection of the artists paintings, performances, and photographs of his everyday life.

Click here to read more about the book and purchase it through Neputns.

Miervaldis Polis, by Amy Bryzgel (Eimija Brizgela, in Latvian)

Miervaldis Polis, by Amy Bryzgel (Eimija Brizgela, in Latvian)

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Amy Bryzgel

Amy Bryzgel is a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research on performance art in Central and Eastern Europe for a forthcoming book monograph.

CFP: Artistic Re-enactments as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern European Performance Art, 1960–present

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CFP: Artistic Re-enactments as Vehicles of Cultural Transfer in Eastern European Performance Art, 1960–present

I am pleased to announce that I will be chairing a session at next year's Association of Art Historians annual conference, and I would welcome your proposals for a paper on artistic re-enactments in the context of performance art in Eastern Europe.

 

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