INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE / Communities, Career, Migrations – Women Artists in the Last Decades of the 19th Century
International conference accompanying the exhibition The Artist. Anna Bilińska 1854–1893
The aim of the international conference is to expand on the themes undertaken by the creators of the exhibition “The Artist. Anna Bilińska 1854–1893” by placing the work of Anna Bilińska in the context of the professional experiences of her contemporary women artists. Of interest will be the strategies the women artists employed in wilfully building their position in the art world, with consideration for a series of socio-political determinants. We wish to focus not so much on the difficulties and limitations they struggled with but rather on the efficacy of their strategies.
A starting point for our discussions will be the subject of women artists’ migration connected with, among other things, the pursuit of professional opportunities – a fact that brought a truly transnational dimension to their careers.
Another subject of our analysis will be the international circumstances influencing the art of Bilińska’s contemporary women artists. Above all, we aim to accentuate the significance of the cooperation and friendships between them and the specificity of the environments and communities in which they worked and built their careers.
When: Friday, Saturday, 8–9 October 2021
Where: Cinema MUZ, the National Museum in Warsaw, Al. Jerozolimskie 3
Admission: Get on-line tickets or as at the ticket desk at the Museum
Transmission: Watch us on YouTube
Languages: English / Polish
Friday, October 8, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Friday, October 8th / 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
10.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
MIGRATION Vectors and the Transnational Nature of Women Artists’ Careers in the Final Three Decades of the 19th Century.
Chair: Agnieszka Rosales Rodríguez
Baltic Women Artists on the Map of Europe in the Second Half of the 19th Century.
Are Women Artists Allowed to Sculpt? From Poland to Paris and Back – Artistic Routes of Polish Women Sculptors in the 19th Century.
12.15 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
COMMUNITIES. Circles of Friendship and First Professional Networks
Chair: Zofia Machnicka
19th Century Paris as the 'Country of Women': Women Together and Women Alone Painting their Modern World.
Emulation, Collaboration and Community: Nordic Women Painters in Paris in the 1880s.
2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Friendship Networks of Women Artists in Anna Bilińska's Paris: Women Building Their Profession.
Académie Julian in Paris, the Pioneering Work of Rodolphe Julian and a Generation of Eminent Female Students.
Saturday, October 9th / 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
09.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
Building a Professional CAREER. Stylistic Positioning in the Work of Anna Bilińska and her Female Contemporaries.
Chair: Agnieszka Morawińska
Style and Friendship. Women Artists and the Parameters of Professional Biographies.
Anna Bilińska and the New Landscape Painting Concepts in the Late 19th Century.
Anna Bilińska’s Painting “Lady with Binoculars” and … a Dead Bird. An Attempt at Iconological Analysis.
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.
AUTONARRATION and AUTOPRESENTATION. Artistic Strategies in the Oeuvre of Anna Bilińska.
Chair: Agata Jakubowska
Exchanging Views: Artist Portraits of, and by, Anna Bilińska.
Writing Herstory: Anna Bilińska’s Self Record-keeping of Her Work.
Discussion and Conclusion
Conference Partner: British Council
Conception and coordination: Zofia Machnicka
Consultation: Agnieszka Bagińska, Agata Jakubowska, Renata Higersberger
Realization: Alicja Latkowska, Marta Szymańska