DO18may18:3021:00Symposium: The Art of Transition: Aesthetics, Democracy and the Aftermath of Communist Rule philosophysymposium

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The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 mark the beginning of an important transitional period in the history of many European states. This transition from communist dictatorship to capitalism and democracy was accompanied by the appearance of new aesthetics. What kind of art arose in this period? Which role did aesthetics play in the establishment of new national identities? And, more broadly, what is the connection between aesthetics and democracy? At the symposium ‘The Art of Transition’ experts of different fields will address these and related questions through lectures and a film screening. This symposium is organised by the student associations Radost of Slavic studies, Kanvas of art history and AmFiBi of philosophy.

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