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RUSSIAN MODERNISM: METHODS AND MEANING IN THE POST-SOVIET ERA Sponsored by: The Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland (http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Colleges/ARHU/Depts/ArtHistory/index.htm) and The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (http://www.si.edu/organiza/affil/WWICS/START.HTM) Organized by The Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) (http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/resources/shera.html) ________________________________________ April 9 (Held at University of Maryland, College Park) 9 a.m. Coffee 10 a.m. Keynote Speaker (TBA) Session 1 Lauren O'Connell (Associate Professor, Ithaca College), "Modernity or Identity: Reading Russian Architecture Across the Orientalist Divide." Pamela Kachurin (Research Fellow, Davis Center, Harvard University), "Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International and the International Communist Movement." Elizabeth English (Doctoral Candidate, The University of Pennsylvania-Architecture), "Pavel Florenskii and Russian Avant-Garde Architectural Theory: A Reassessment." Anna Sokolina (Independent Scholar, NYC), "Russian 'Paper Architecture' and Modernism during and after the Soviet Union." 12:30-2:30 Lunch 2:30 p.m. Session 2 Greg Castillo (Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley), "Architecture, Soviet Modernism and the Crucible of Stalinism." Christina Kaier (Assistant Professor, Columbia University), "Non/Post/Other: Soviet Modernism and Modernity." Alla Efimova (Independent Scholar, UC Santa Cruz), "The Black Square Effect." Konstantin Akinsha (The Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation), "Was Malevich a Ukrainian? The Mythology of the Ukrainian Avant-Garde." Roann Barris (Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University), "The Constructivist Engaged Spectator. A Politics of Reception." 6 p.m. Dinner * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * April 10: (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.) 9 a.m. Coffee 10 a.m. Keynote Speaker (TBA) Session 3 Aleksandra Shatskikh (Senior Research Scholar, Institute for Art History, Moscow), "The Russian Avant-Garde in the American Mirror (A View from Moscow)." Charlotte Douglas (Professor, New York University), "Aleksandr Bogdanov and the Russian Avant-Garde." Erika Wolf (Assistant Professor, Wayne State University), "Modernism's Willing Executioner: Aleksandr Rodchenko at the White Sea Canal." Jennifer Cahn (Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California), "Contemporary Western Museum Theory and What It Can Tell Us About Russian Museums of the Revolutionary Era and Russian Museology Today." 12:30-2:30 Lunch 2.30-4:30 p.m. Discussion Groups 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks from Chairs For further information, please contact: Dr. Jane A. Sharp Department of Art History and Archaeology University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 firstname.lastname@example.org -- Karen L. Kettering Associate Curator of Russian Art Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20008 USA TEL: 202/686-8500 x8533 FAX: 202/966-7846 E-mail: email@example.com http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org