Vol 12, No 1

Visual Studies

In 2013, the second annual visual studies conference named “Science, Art, Institutions – Encounter Imagination” was held. The conference was organised in cooperation with the Department of Sociology at Masaryk University, Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology and the Moravian Gallery. The idea to bring together such varied groups of people arose from our interest in images, fine art and the discipline of visual studies. We were working on the assumption that an overview of current developments in convergence, mutual inspiration or collaboration of the social and natural sciences, art or new technologies in visual studies points to an interesting “turn to cooperation” or a “turn towards/against imagination.” This turn manifests especially in the conceptual but also in the methodological sphere, where the permeation of artistic and scientific creation is most evident. The background of visual studies rooted the conference, which aimed to cross the boundaries of different disciplines and to prove that visual studies – its methodology, research and popularization – is not only an interdisciplinary space in which researchers from miscellaneous intellectual worlds can meet, but also a place for them to share diverse interpretations and critical discussions.    



Encounter Imagination
Eva Šlesingerová, Nadya Bernadette Jaworsky
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Ján Kralovič
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Iva Šmídová
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Gábor Oláh
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Monika Brenišínová
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Pavel Klvač: Scenes of rural life, In our back yard, Closeness never too close, Rural dwellers and Backyard landscapes
Michal Šimůnek
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Fresh Eye: A Platform for Visual Culture Studies
Andrea Průchová
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