CfA: “Linking Art Worlds: American Art and Eastern Europe from the Cold War to the Present”

EEGA member, the Leibniz-Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), with joint support from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Getty Foundation through its Connecting Art Histories initiative, is launching a new series of traveling research seminars to explore relationships between the U.S. and East-Central European art scenes after 1945.

Led by EEGA Affiliate Researcher Dr. Beáta Hock, “Linking Art Worlds: American Art and Eastern Europe in the Cold War to the Present” re-examines national art histories from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective, also implicating socio-historical and political factors underpinning artistic practice. The project takes the form of five extended meetings of seminars, lectures, site visits and writing workshops. The seminars will be held in Prague, Budapest, Berlin/Leipzig, New York and Giverny (France) over 2022-24.

Places are available for ca. fifteen junior fellows predominantly from East, Central and Southeastern Europe but also from the United States and other European countries. The program targets early-career scholars (advanced graduate students, post-docs, pre-tenure faculty, independent researchers) of art history or related disciplines, showing a general interest in the postwar period and in comparative/transnational perspectives. Fellows will ideally participate in all events taking place in Linking Art Worlds. Travel, accommodation and meals will be arranged and covered by the organizing institution.

Please find the Call for Applications as PDF. Application deadline is February 4th, 2022.