electric hotplates, set in a white, enamelled steel surface

Rosemarie Trockel, Untitled, 1994 © Rosemarie Trockel / Bildupphovsrätt 2018

Narrating Home in Visual Arts Through an East West Divide


25.1 2018


How has home and everyday life been represented in specific Eastern and Western European cultural and political contexts during the cold war until today? Welcome to a conference that brings together international researchers from the fields of art history, cultural theory, aesthetics and architecture to explore home as a theme in film, design, aesthetics and architecture.

Homemaking and everyday life have been central to political debates and artistic practices in the twentieth century. Home interiors became metaphors for bourgeois identity but were also treated as a battlefield for existential and social problems. The women’s movement changed how home and family life were politicized in society and narrated in art in the 1960’s. Today in our globalized world, the cosmopolitan idea of being at home everywhere is contrasted by an urgent need for a home in a local context.

Conference events take place at Södertörn University and Moderna Museet

The conference take place at Södertörn University on 24 January and Moderna Museet on 25 January 2018.

Contact: Karin Malmquist, Curator Learning