Endowed Professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna extended

Object by Anastasiya Yarovenko for the Sujet for Symposium "On Productive Shame, Reconciliation and Agency", Photo: Richard Zazworka, 2014

Suzana Milevska, the appointed professor since October 2013, will stay until the end of May 2015.

The Professorship is addressed to scholars with outstanding qualifications in the field of Central and South Eastern European Art Histories, giving particular consideration to the period after 1960. In terms of an extended concept of Art History, the Professorship position is designed to interrelate with other fields of Art History, particularly the critical reflection of economic, political, cultural and queer-feminist context, as well as postcolonial theory formations and institutional critique.

With Suzana Milevska, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has been proud to welcome a well known and profound expert in the field of Central and South Eastern European Art. During her first semester at the Academy it became clear that the success of the professorship in terms of building sustainable co-operations, making substantial research contributions and establishing meaningful teaching practices will be even greater by extending the professorship by another year. The next call (to be published in 2015) will advertise a 2-year position.

Part of the endowed professorship is the symposium “On Productive Shame, Reconciliation, and Agency” coming up on 3-4 April 2014 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Speakers include Nikita Dhawan (Franfurt/M), Jean-Paul Martinon (London), Timea Junghaus (Budapest), Jasmina Cibic (Ljubljana), Karin Schneider and Tal Adler (Vienna), Eduard Freudmann (Vienna), Dejan Vasic (Belgrade), Zsuzsi Flohr (Budapest), Jakob Krameritsch (Vienna)/Trevor Ngwane, Primrose Sonti (Marikana/South Africa) and others.