From the exhibition Amerikansk pop-konst. 106 former av kärlek och förtvivlan, 1964. Photo: Stig T. Karlsson

Conference: Art in Transfer


Art in Tranfer: Curatorial Practices and Transnational Strategies in the Era of Pop


6 November: Södertörn University
7-8 November: Moderna Museet, in the Cinema

Registration is mandatory but free of charge.

The Art History Department, Södertörn University, invites you to the international research conference Art in Transfer: Curatorial Practices and Transnational Strategies in the Era of Pop, November 6th – 8th, 2014. Art in Transfer is taking a new look on the appearance of popular culture and American art in and outside Europe in the long 1960s, as the Cold War atmosphere was constantly felt politically and culturally, also in fluctuations between tension and relative openness. The Swedish capital, located in a neutral country between the USA and the Soviet Union, is taken as a point of departure to reassess global Neo-Avantgarde and East-West transnational strategies.


We are proud to present the following distinguished key-notes:
Piotr Piotrowski, Adam Mickiewicz University: Why have there been no great Pop Art curatorial projects in Eastern Europe in the 1960s?; Hiroko Ikegami, Kobe University: The ”New York Connection”: Pontus Hultén’s Curatorial Agenda in the 1960s; and Branden W. Joseph, Columbia University: Object Worshipping: Notes on Claes Oldenburg’s Films, or the Ballad of the Turning Woman.

The conference also present contributions by several researchers and specialists:
Hannah Abdullah, Mathilde Arnoux, Charlotte Bydler, Sophie Cras, Catherine Dossin, Eléonore Duchêne, Dávid Fehér, Beata Hock, Tintin Hodén, Agata Jakubowska, Katarina Wadstein MacLeod, Helena Mattson, Melissa L. Mednicov, Håkan Nilsson, Oscar Svanelid, Kim West, Annika Öhrner and Tania Ørum.

Full program:
Download the program (PDF)

By e-mail with name, title and affiliation to

Charlotte Bydler & Annika Öhrner PhD and Senior lecturers at the Department of Art History, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University. Bydler is Research Leader of the Cultural Theory stream at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, and Öhrner is Subject Coordinator of Art History, Södertörn University.

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Art in Transfer is arranged by Art History and CBEES (Centre for Baltic and East European Studies) at Södertörns University. Terra Foundation for American Art is main sponsor. The conference is presented in cooperation with Moderna Museet.