Organised by France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU in collaboration with Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, andMunicipality of Nova Gorica


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Exhibition and International Conference Opening

Friday, 9 November 2018

Helena Seražin & Klavdija Figelj: 
Gorizia – Nova Gorica. Continuity of Urban Space and Identity of the Bordering Cities

Barbara Murovec (Ljubljana): (Past) Visions of the Future and the Materialization of Memory in Public Space. Introduction

Werner Telesko (Vienna): Making the City? Identity, Culture and Monuments in the Habsburg Lands (19th and 20th Century), opening lecture

Robert Born (Leipzig): Monuments and Conflicts in Multi-Ethnic Regions. The Case of Transylvania in the 20th Century

Nenad Makuljević (Belgrade): Visuality and Nation-Building. The Transformation of Public Memory and the Creation of New Urban Identities in the Balkans during the 19th Century

Dragan Damjanović (Zagreb): National Heroes, Artists and the Habsburgs. The State, the Opposition and Public Monuments in Croatian Cities in the Second Half of the 19th and the Early 20th Centuries

Massimo De Sabbata (Udine): Trieste as “Oriental Rome”. Art for the New Italian Identity 1919–1943

Monuments Memory Research
Contested Issues
Round table 
Moderated by Christian Fuhrmeister (München) & Barbara Murovec (Ljubljana)

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Iain B. Whyte (Edinburgh): Berlin: Reichskanzlerplatz—Adolf-Hitler-Platz—Benito-Mussolini-Platz—Reichskanzlerplatz (again)—Theodor-Heuss-Platz. The Story is in the Names

Borut Klabjan (Koper & Florence): Building Memory in the Adriatic Borderland

Katja Hrobat Virloget & Neža Čebron Lipovec (Koper): Carved in Memory. Monuments from the Time of Population Transfers in Post-War Istria

Franci Lazarini (Ljubljana & Maribor): Between Remembrance and Damnatio Memoriae. Memory in the Urban Development of Ljubljana's Bežigrad District in the 20th Century

Milan Popadić (Belgrade): New Belgrade's Ušće. From No-Man's-Land to (Not So) Public Space

Patricia Počanić (Zagreb): Public Space as a Place for the Intervention of Both Artists and the State. Interventions of Artists and Public Sculpture in Novi Zagreb during Self-Governing Socialism in Yugoslavia

Marko Košan (Slovenj Gradec): Ravne — the Town of Forma Viva. Steel Industry Identity and International Sculptural Symposia

Giovanni Rubino (Udine): Forma Viva 1965. The Human-Landscape in the Work of Dino Basaldella

Tanja Zimmermann (Leipzig): Relocating History. New Borders and the Reinvention of Višegrad

Piotr Kisiel (Konstanz): Memory Landscape and Redefinition of Urban Narration. Łódź after 1989

16.30–17.00 Final discussion
Moderated by Franci Lazarini, Barbara Murovec & Helena Seražin

17.00 End of conference

Scientific Committee:

  • Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München
  • Franci Lazarini, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU & Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor
  • Donata Levi, University of Udine
  • Barbara Murovec, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU

For further information please contact: [email protected]