Book Launch: Horizontal Art History and Beyond


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


IAS Forum | London, EN

A Postsocialist Art Centre (PACT) panel discussion on horizontality in global art history
About this Event

This event takes as its focus the influential concept and methodology of “horizontal art history” developed by Polish art historian Piotr Piotrowski (1952-2015) to challenge the verticality of Western art history. Developed in the context of his pioneering work on comparative East European art history, Piotrowski’s horizontalizing approach has been borrowed and adapted for the study of other regions as part of the art historiographical toolbox of a decentred global art history.

The occasion for this discussion is the London launch of Horizontal Art History and Beyond: Revising Peripheral Critical Practices (Routledge, 2022) in the company of its co-editors, Dr. Agata Jakubowska from the Institute of Art History Warsaw and Dr. Magdalena Radomska, Head of the Piotr Piotrowski Centre for Research on East-Central European Art at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. This edited volume brings together the work of international scholars who examine the relevance of the theory and practice of horizontal art history within and beyond the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Their presentations will be followed by an invited response from Dr. Jelena Stojković, Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory at Oxford Brookes University, and Dr. Dimitra Gkitsa, Alexander Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies in the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. The panel is organized by the UCL Postsocialist Art Centre and introduced by Dr. Maja Fowkes and Dr. Reuben Fowkes, co-authors of Central and Eastern European Art Since 1950 (Thames & Hudson, 2020). This is event realized with the support of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

Attendance is free of charge, but please register in advance here.


Where is it happening?

IAS Forum, Room G17, Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL, London, United Kingdom

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