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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access  
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anadolu Araştırmaları / Anatolian Research     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access  
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access  
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription  
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access  
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access  
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 112)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Art History & Criticism
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ISSN (Print) 1822-4555 - ISSN (Online) 1822-4547
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  • Art Studies in the Context of Power Relations in Lithuania, 1940–1953:
           The Case of the Activities and Closure of Kaunas Applied and Decorative
           Art Institute

    • Abstract: SummaryThe main purpose of this report is to discuss the influence of political power on art studies in Lithuania and the creative work of artists from 1940 to 1953. It will be based on the destruction of the Kaunas Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts, which is little known to art historians. After the Second World War, this institute actually followed the traditions of Kaunas Art School (1922–1940): that was the reason for its closure in 1951. The closure was officially called the reorganisation and continuation of art studies in Vilnius.The post-war ideological content and power of the government acted in the study process. However, in essence, educators were guided by their modernist attitudes and did not accept Soviet directives. The report will try to show how political power has corrected art studies and changed the work of mature artists.This article raises a question about the cost of adaptation and resistance in life and creation. The idea is that the destruction of an art institution is possible, but it is impossible to completely destroy the art school tradition. These and other similar issues will be addressed in the article, based on archival documents and examples of works by several different generations of artists – Vytautas Kairiūkštis (1891–1961), Liudas Truikys (1904–1987), Zenonas Varnauskas (1923–2010).
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Architectural Criticism in Lithuanian Interwar Press: Preconditions of the
           Phenomenon

    • Abstract: SummaryThe main goal of the article is to find out whether a specific genre of architectural criticism was formed in the public discourse of interwar Lithuania (1918–1940), and if so, to define the main tendencies of this phenomenon. After defining the critique of architecture as a public discourse in which, based on theoretical knowledge, reflections on the essence of architecture or evaluations of ongoing urban development and buildings are popularly presented, the article discusses such texts in interwar Lithuania. The publication will acquaint readers with the most creative reviewers of architecture and the thematic variety of publications attributed to architectural critics. The article will also reveal personalised, unexpected assessments of buildings that have already become objects of heritage.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Reflections of Theatrical Activities in Lithuanian Local Periodical Press
           Under German Occupation 1941–1944

    • Abstract: SummaryThe article explores the reflection of Lithuanian theatrical activities in the local press during the World War II. As the number of articles shows, theatre was an important part of the dailies’ content. The articles reveal that theatre activities were very important for the expansion of the Nazi culture. One can distinguish three general themes that the articles cover: promotion of Western theatre, especially German, promotion of Lithuanian repertoire and presentation of entertainment theatre. The latter can still be divided into entertainment for German soldiers and administration, and entertainment for Lithuanian audiences. The content of the articles reveals that journalists writing about theatre avoided Nazi propaganda clichés, such as hatred for Bolsheviks and Jews, but these clichés were nevertheless used by the representatives of theatre administrators.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Uniate Sacral Architecture in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: A Synthesis of
           Confessional Architecture

    • Abstract: SummaryThe architectural legacy of the Unitarians in the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania has received little attention from researchers to this day. This article presents an architectural synthesis of the Uniate and Order of Basilians that reflected the old succession of Orthodox architectural heritage, but at the same time was increasingly influenced by the architectural traditions formed in Catholic churches. This article presents the tendencies of the development of Uniate architecture, paying attention to the brick and wooden sacral buildings belonging to the Uniate and Order of Basilians in the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The early Uniate sacral examples reflected the still striking features of the synthesis, which were particularly marked in the formation of the Greek cross plan and apses in the different axes of the building. All this marked the architectural influences of Ukraine, Moldova and other areas of Central and South-Eastern Europe, which were also clearly visible in Orthodox architecture. Wooden Uniate architecture, as in the case of masonry buildings, had distinctly inherited features of Orthodox architecture, and in the late period, as early as the 18th century, there was a tendency to adopt the principles of Catholic church architecture, which resulted in complete convergence of most Uniate buildings with examples of Catholic church buildings. Vilnius Baroque School, formed in the late Baroque era, formed general tendencies in the construction of Uniate and Catholic sacral buildings, among which the clearer divisions of the larger structural and artistic principles are no longer noticeable in the second half of 18th century. The article also presents the image of baroque St. Nicholas Church, the only Uniate parish church in Vilnius city, which was lost after the reconstruction in the second half of the 19th century.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Gatherings of Jewish Artists in Interwar Lithuania

    • Abstract: SummaryThe main subject of this paper is the Jewish artists of interwar Lithuania and their efforts to unite. It analyses the aspirations of Jewish artists to unite into groups, to represent and present their art, and to maintain their national identity. The article introduces the main organisers, participants, circumstances and goals of the artists’ gatherings. It discusses three cases: the cultural policy pursued by National Jewish Council’s Section of Culture at the institutional level; Jewish artists who gathered on a social basis; and the Art Gallery of Neemiya Arbit Blatas as a unique exhibition space in inter-war Lithuania, which mainly exhibited the works of Jewish artists. The paper focuses not on the artistic legacy or its value, but rather on the processes of cultural life of Jewish artists in interwar Lithuania.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Arctic Drama to Sámi Theatre – Cultural Clashes Towards Decolonisation:
           In Shared Dialogic Spaces

    • Abstract: SummaryThis article deals with the concept of Arctic Drama, which is about how there is a relationship between drama and cultural clashes in the perspective of shared cultures in the northern Scandinavian area, which is defined as arctic in the geographical sense. In this vast area the Sámi people historically and to the present day have been living from reindeer herding in a nomadic lifestyle, giving them a close relationship to nature.Norwegians and Swedes colonised this area historically, especially the coast for fishing.There have been strong cultural clashes since the Viking ages, but colonisation mainly started later by introducing Christianity by force in the 16th century. Since the Romantic age, these ethno-cultural clashes have been reflected in drama and theatre, and some plays by Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun echo these tensions. An independent theatre of the Sámi people as well as of other indigenous people in Greenland and Canada, like the Inuits, would also develop some theatrical strategies based in a dramaturgy that could be described as a “spiral dramaturgy”. Cultural independence has contributed to a decolonisation process, contributing to even out the cultural clashes in theatre and drama, which could be defined as postcolonial towards decolonisation. This article focuses on the area of arctic Scandinavia.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • In Search of Missing Collection: The Case of Artist Albert Rappaport

    • Abstract: SummaryThe artist Albert Rappaport was born in Anykščiai in 1898. In 1911, the family emigrated to New York. Rappaport became an American citizen in 1925 and began to travel widely. He studied fine art in New York, Paris, Dresden and Munich. He visited South America, Africa and traveled extensively through Europe (1925–1927, 1933, 1937–1939), returning to the United States now and again. The artist participated in several dozen exhibitions. He showed his work in Paris, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Havana, New York, Calgary and Montreal, in addition to his solo exhibitions in 1937 in Warsaw and Vilnius, and in Kaunas, Riga and Tallinn in 1938. After Rappaport’s death, in March 17, 1969 in Montreal, his collection of artworks disappeared and has thus far not been found. To date, two of his painted portraits are known to exist – one belongs to the private collection of Jonathan C. Rappaport, another is on display at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Celebration of the Hyperreal Nostalgia: Categorization and Analysis of
           Visual Vaporwave Artefacts

    • Abstract: SummaryVaporwave grabs the attention of internet voyager with harsh collages glued together in a technically primitive manner. It’s a cultural phenomenon which both originated and is active solely on the internet. In the context of general internet culture Vaporwave is exclusive in its aesthetics due to the domination of violet and pink colors, technically primitive quality of texts, fetishization of 8th and 9th decade mainstream commodities and acute nostalgic undertones. Vaporwave has been mostly explored as a music genre or sociological phenomenon, while its visual aspect has mostly remained unattended. This article seeks to analyze the conceptual aspects embodied within Vaporwave visuals, to briefly compare them with music, and to unpack the mechanism of nostalgia as an affective entry point to the movement. The interpretation is mainly lead by Jean Baudrillard’s theory of hyperreality, and interpretational principles of hermeneutics. Five Tumblr blogs were analyzed. Hermeneutic inquiry into the texts yielded seven distinct symbol categories differentiated by the affect they generate: nostalgic commodities, idyllic classics, melancholic landscapes, harsh distortions, gentle geometry, depressive texts, and ecstatic brands. Each of these categories here are elaborated in detail finally summarizing the multilayered symbolism of the movement. It can be described as nostalgically challenging visual conventions through harsh technical quality and opposing codes of behavior through open expressions of depression and melancholy, thus exposing the doubts of individual imprisoned in postmodern society. ’80s and ’90s here become hyperreal fantasy lands of the past where a nostalgic individual can find refuge. In comparison to music, the visual aspect of Vaporwave highlights the technology as central artefacts of nostalgia, introduces new ways to analyze late capitalist consumer culture, and brings an intimate dialogue with hyperreality to the front. The article suggests that Vaporwave is a post-ironic art movement which both celebrates and criticizes capitalism, finally remaining vague whether there are ways to escape the system, and whether these ways should even be looked for.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Performance Art Using Biometric Data

    • Abstract: SummaryThis research analyzes performance art that uses biometric data, based on two concept perspectives – inhuman interconnections and transcorporeality – applied to examples of European performance art from Lithuania, Finland, Poland, and Denmark. The term performance art theoretically refers to all art that involves the human body, human biometric data, inhuman interconnections, transcorporeality, and liminal space. This study examines the differences between wide-scope interactive art and design and performance art involving biometric data created through the application of recent developments in consumer technology for live events. This research examined three case projects through the method of autoethnography. The data presented in the article was either collected during the author’s performance art events or at performances the author was attending as a visitor. The cases are analyzed by means of qualitative data analysis, utilizing terms representing human biometric data and interactivity adopted from research within the fields of interactive art and interactive design. The study examines the combination of biometric data and art to explain the phenomenon of humans meeting technology, revealed through data collected from a body and transmitted to an audience during a performance art event. The conclusion revisits the key terms – performance art, biometric data, inhuman interconnections and transcorporeality – as applied to artistic practices, where performance art and biometric data meet.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Art, Aura, and Admiration in the Age of Digital Reproduction

    • Abstract: SummaryWalter Benjamin famously argued that the mass public of the twentieth century would necessarily correlate with a newly politicized art. But the world has changed considerably since Benjamin’s article was written, as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer already were assessing less than a decade later. It is the purpose of this article to examine how the aesthetics of the Frankfurt school, though frequently still invoked, have lost some of their immediate relevance. The anti-establishment phase of the 60s, compounded by a pronounced taste for irony, rendered aura and exhibition outmoded values, while on the other hand, more recently, price escalation in the art market and digitization have made certain of the Frankfurt school arguments more pertinent than ever. Taking as examples Goldsworthy and Kentridge, this essay argues that a deliberate loosening of the artist’s control over both medium and reception displaces the warmed-over religious responses endorsed by Benjamin, positing instead increased intellectual agency on the part of viewers, whose identity as a mass public has become newly complicated.
      PubDate: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The History of European Photography, Volume III. 1970–2000

    • PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Multiplicity of Cruising: Interactions with the Unknown and Realisation of
           Cruising for Sex in A. K. Campbell’S

    • Abstract: SummaryCruising can be defined as an activity where subjects look for sex in public spaces and is usually called cruising for sex.
      Authors like Humphrey and Delph emphasize that non-verbal communication, such as eye contact, body language, way of walking, etc., is used to make first contacts that eventually lead to sex. Despite the sexuality of cruising, authors like T. Dean or Turner note that besides public sex, cruising also defines a way of life or indicates a pastime. When discussing cruising, T. Dean emphasizes that contacts, superficial conversations and a playful relaxing atmosphere are characteristic to cruising. The context of cruising not only involves pleasing sexual impulses but also focuses on hospitality and friendliness towards strangers. It notes that this practise is used to establish contacts, engage in a meaningless conversation and start relations for the goal of pleasure, however the identity ego remains free. Furthermore, cruising for sex is often considered to be a negative activity for immoral behaviour in public and the risk to contract sexually transmitted diseases. Men who cruise often stigmatize themselves and assign deviational meanings to cruising. Contacts established while cruising as an open and an unregulated activity are managed entirely by pleasure produced by playfulness of randomness.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Thomas Shadwell’s as an Assemblage Laboratory. A View from
           Installation Art

    • Abstract: SummaryThe contemporary landscape of performing arts becomes more and more populated by hybrid genres or “artistic installations” (Rebentisch) which fuse traditional artistic, theatrical and performance practices with scientific procedures, political activism and designing new technologies (e.g. bioart, technoart, digital art and site-specific performance). In this context, theatre texts can no longer be perceived as autopoietic means of solely artistic expression but become part of an assemblage of different discourses and practices. As contemporary assemblage theory contends (DeLanda), assemblages are relational entities which change dramatically depending on relations between its different human and nonhuman elements and various contexts in which they function.Taking the contemporary installation art as a vantage point, this paper aims to analyse a Restoration comedy The Virtuoso (1676) by Thomas Shadwell in an assemblage of theatrical, scientific and political discourses and practices of Early Modern England. Staged in Dorset Gardens theatre in London, the play mobilised a plethora of discourses of science (the status of experimental philosophy institutionalized in 1660 as the Royal Society), politics (Restoration of the monarchy under Charles II) and gender (the infamous heac vir or effeminate man). Drawing on contemporary new materialism, the paper focuses predominantly on Shadwell’s use of the laboratory as a site of emerging assemblages rather than objective matters of fact. In this context, the play itself becomes an assemblage laboratory where new ways of thinking and being are being forged and constantly negotiated.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Contemporary Lithuanian Artists: Career Opportunities

    • Abstract: SummaryBy analysing the careers of internationally recognized artists from Lithuania and the relationship between Lithuanian contemporary artists and art galleries and museums, the author explores the challenges faced by today’s artists and hypothetically underlines the principles that could be useful for them in seeking to enter into the global art scene.The essay analyses the lack of cooperation between artists and galleries, and the representation of artists in Lithuanian museums, which is considered to be the base of a contemporary artist’s career. The essay assesses the influence of the main participants in the art market upon artists’ careers, by investigating the Lithuanian art market’s position after the restoration of independence in 1990. Twenty Lithuanian artists, major galleries or representatives of museums (such as the National Art Gallery and the MO Museum, formerly known as the Modern Art Centre) were interviewed for the purposes of this study.This examination of the Lithuanian art market reveals the peculiarities that artists have encountered, and could help international art market players to better understand the problems that the Lithuanian art market is facing. The author seeks to identify the main factors helping artists to navigate the global art scene and the global art market.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Tension Between Everyday Practice and the New Museology Theory: A Case of
           the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius

    • Abstract: SummaryThis article aims to present the main aspects of the New Museology theory and discuss the possibilities of its adaptation in Lithuanian museum practice. To date, the New Museology theory, which was formed in the 1980’s and places the emphasis on the contextual presentation of artworks and the social role museums play in public cultural life, is not widely used in Lithuanian museum practice and a comprehensive survey of art museum permanent collection displays has not been carried out in regards to this particular framework. The first part of this article presents the New Museology theory and its historiography, including main authors, who have contributed to the formation and development of the ‘new’ theory. The second part presents an overview of different methods of display, including aesthetic, contextual/educational and white cube models. The third part shows how a recent establishment of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Lithuania completely ignored the New Museology theory and was based on the modernist view of art history, made popular in the Soviet period. Thus, it comes as no surprise, that the permanent collection display at the NGA has received a lot of criticism from various cultural and art historians and other academics. It is expected that the presentation of the main aspects of the New Museology theory and an assessment of a permanent collection display at the National Gallery of Art will help inform Lithuanian museum practice and form a basis for further studies in Lithuanian museological research.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Soviet Modernism in the Historic Context. The Cases of Vilnius and
           Panevėžys City Centers

    • Abstract: SummaryIn the history of Lithuanian architecture, the period of soviet modernism has made very problematical mark. The architectural and urbanist changes that were made in Lithuanian cities during this period are linked with the beginning and development of modern building practice. Many discussions causes the changes in the city centres that were made from the 1960s. New modern buildings that were built in the historic context changed its individuality and singularity. This article analyses architectural changes that were made from 1960s to1990s in the historic context of Vilnius and Panevėžys centres. The article suggests that during different decades of the soviet modernism period, the new architecture had a different approach to the historic context. To prove this suggestion, the article presents the most distinctive buildings that were built in the historic context of the selected city centres.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Dislocation: The Conflict of Photographic and Cinematographic
           Representations of War in Soviet Lithuania

    • Abstract: SummaryThe Cold War that shaped the societies of late modernity had penetrated everyday life with constant messages about the nuclear threat and demonstrations of military power. On the one hand, Soviet republics such as Lithuania were occupied by the enemy of Western democracies, and the nuclear threat would apply to their territory as well. On the other hand, many people secretly sided with the West. But information about the world behind the Iron Curtain was filtered ideologically. Images of Vietnam War and civil unrest in Western countries were broadcasted by the state controlled media as a counterpoint to the orderly and optimistic Soviet life idealised in chronicles and photographs. This positive image was shown to rest on the victory of the Great Patriotic War as well as October Revolution. Those events were represented by iconic monuments in the public space as well as by memorialization rituals taking place every half-year. Their visual documentation was an important part of Soviet culture. Photo journalists like Ilja Fišeris were assigned to record the parades of May the 1st, the 9th and November the 7th. Art photographers treated such images as a tribute to authorities exchanged for a measure of artistic freedom. But in the 1980s, the memorialization rituals, the monuments and other ideological signs became the focus of “rogue” art photographers and cinematographers: Artūras Barysas-Baras, Vytautas Balčytis, Vitas Luckus, Alfonsas Maldutis, Algirdas Šeškus, Remigijus Pačėsa and Gintaras Zinkevičius. Their ironic and reflective images worked as dislocating counter-memorials against the stale reconstructions of the past. Referring to theories of Svetlana Boym, Verónica Tello and Ariella Azoulay, the paper discusses the complicated relationships between the different memorializations of war, including the absence of the Holocaust in collective memory.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Politicized Aesthetics: German Art in Warsaw of 1938

    • Abstract: SummaryThis paper focuses attention on the reception of the exhibition “Deutsche Bildhauer der Gegenwart”, which was inaugurated on April 23rd, 1938 at the Institute of Art Propaganda in Warsaw – an institution whose exhibition hall was considered a venue of crucial importance to the cultural policy of the Polish state. The presentation was organized in the framework of a cultural exchange between Poland and Germany which was initiated by an exhibition of Polish contemporary art mounted in 1935 at the Preußischen Akademie der Künste in Berlin.I will present the response of the Warsaw public to the presentation of contemporary German sculpture within the context of traditionalist ideology which was promulgated in Poland as much as across Europe in the decades between the two world wars. Drawing on traditionalism, which heralded a prevalence of national cultural values strongly anchored in the past, I will question the relevance of its rhetoric to the artistic phenomena evolving under political pressure. It seems intriguing to juxtapose the accounts provided by Polish and German authorities from the art world in an attempt to grasp the semantic content of such categories as “the genius of the race”, as reflected in the 1930s’ critical discourse. Moreover, in order to reflect upon the concept of propaganda art – another key notion of the time – it is worth considering the response of Polish commentators to official exhibitions of other nation-states held in Warsaw in the 1930s.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Building and Renovation History of Vilnius and Kaunas Churches:
           Dendrochronological Dating and Historical Sources

    • Abstract: SummaryWe present the application of dendrochronological dating of the renovation and construction works of churches in the Kaunas and Vilnius regions of Lithuania. The model for the estimation of the missing rings of Scots pine was used in Lithuania for the first time. We have assessed 18 timber cross-sections from nine churches, which were used for the constructions from the second half of the 17th to 19th c. The oldest wood samples were dated from St. Michael’s Church in Vilnius (1668±4) and St. George, the Martyr, (Bernardine) Church in Kaunas (1693±3). The aim of this study was to compare the results of the investigation of timber samples from 9 churches with archival sources and literature data and to reveal the renovation history of the buildings. The study of written historical sources has revealed a lack of recorded building and reconstruction phases of the churches. This fact was later confirmed by the results of dendrochronological dating. The dating of the timber revealed undocumented reconstruction dates in Zapyškis church (1791±3), St. George, the Martyr, (Bernardine) Church in Kaunas (1711±4), St. Anne Church in Skaruliai (1693±3) and Vilnius Cathedral (1814±4).
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • M. K. Čiurlionis and St. Petersburg: New Facts Concerning His
           Painting

    • Abstract: SummaryIt is a well-known fact among Lithuanian scholars of studies on Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911) that Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) once owned Čiurlionis’ painting Black Sun (or Ballad). However, it is known only by a reproduction printed in a Russian art magazine Аполлон [Apollon]1, with a title Conte fantastique and Сказка [Fairy Tale] and Stravinsky was specified as an owner of the painting and other details have not been well-researched. Even though some researchers visited St. Petersburg to find the painting several years ago, yet no trace was ever found. In this article, first we would like to look back at Čiurlionis’ visits to St. Petersburg and then, reveal new facts on concerts in which Čiurlionis’ music was performed and more over concerning Čiurlionis’ painting Black Sun how Stravinsky became interested in the painting by introducing letters exchanged between Stravinsky, Alexandre Benois and Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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