Programme of the conference Formats of (Non)Seeing

Programme of the conference Formats of (Non)Seeing, organised by Institute of Art History, which will take place  in Split, October 27 – 29, in the conference hall at the Cornaro hotel:


Thursday, 27. 10. 2022


9:00 Welcome

Session 1, 9:30 – 10:50

Curatorial Narratives and Life as Photographic Phenomenon

chair: Sandra Križić Roban

Alice Haddad

Landscape Inventory Vs. Collection: The Photography Commission of the Flemish Government Architect on Display

George Themistokleous

Simulated Photography and the De-Habituation of the Self(Image)

Ali Shobeiri

The Room is the World: Reflecting on the Lived Life of ‘Hikikomori’ Through Photography

Leonida Kovač

…ce phénomène photographique, la vie

10:50 – 11:20 discussion

[coffee break 11:20 – 12:00]


Session 2, 12:00 – 13:20

Construction and Transfer of Knowledge

chair: Lana Lovrenčić

Ivana Gržina

‘Both Sides Now’: Images of A Museum’s Life From Up and Down

Višnja Pentić Vukašinović

An Emancipated Spectator – Photography as a “Pedagogical Tool”

Dominik Lengyel and Catherine Toulouse

Creating Reality to be Interpreted Through the Photography of Abstraction

Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans

(Non)visibility of Everyday Resistances in the Vernacular Photography of the 1950s Eastern Europe

13:20 – 14:00 discussion

[14:00 – 15:30 Lunch]


KEYNOTE 1, 15.30 – 16:30 

MARGHERITA NAIM, Fotobibliothek des Kunsthistorischen Instituts in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

The Photographic Book as a Format of (Non)Seeing. A Bibliography for Research on Photography in the Holdings of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

[16:30 – 17:00 coffee break]


Session 3, 17:00 – 18:20

Constructing and Deconstructing Knowledge Through Photography in the Period Between Two World Wars

chair: Ana Šeparović

Alexandra Matz

Tracing the Threads of a Relationship Through Archival Imagery: Perspectives of Otti Berger and Ludwig Hilberseimer

Ana Rajković Pejić

Skinny and Exhausted: Visualization of Labour Force in Interwar Yugoslavia

Stella Fatović-Ferenčić and Martin Kuhar

The Interwar Project of Photodocumenting Zagreb’s Housing Misery – Various Possibilities of Reading Their Content

Tihana Petrović Leš, Tihana Rubić and Ivan Grkeš

Between Leisure and Research: The Mediterranean in Milovan Gavazzi’s Photographic Opus in the First Half of the 20th Century

18:20 – 19:00 discussion  


Friday, 28. 10. 2022


Session 4, 9:30 – 10:50

Thinking About the World in Early Times

chair: Martin Kuhar

Hrvoje Gržina

Croatia in Colour: Autochromes with Croatian Motifs in the Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet

Annika Toots

“Liquid Photography” and the Photographic Legacy of the Estonian Photographer Jaan Riet

Meri Kunčić

Photo as a Source for Researching of Long-Periods of History. The Example of Dalmatian Island and City of Rab

Ana Šverko

Female Travel Photography of the Early 20th Century: “Motoring in the Balkans along the highways of Dalmatia, Montenegro, the Herzegovina and Bosnia” (Chicago 1909) by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson

10:50 – 11:20 discussion

[coffee break 11:20 – 12:00]


Session 5, 12:00 – 13:00

Reality of Socialist Time

chair: Leonida Kovač

Ana Šeparović and Sandra Križić Roban

Photography in the Focus of Cultural-Critical Discourse: Critical Reflections on Photography in Croatia Between 1941 and 1980

Ante Orlović

History of the Alumina Factory in Obrovac – Photographic Narrative

Lana Lovrenčić

A Midterm Plan – Petar Dabac and His Initiative of Establishing a National Museum of Photography

13:00 – 13:45 discussion

[14:00 – 15:30 Lunch]



KEYNOTE 2, 15.30 – 16:30

NICLAS ÖSTLIND, HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg

New Eyes – Interwar Lens Media Cultures Seen Through the Optic of an International Exhibition 1929


16:30 – 17:30 discussion


Saturday, 29. 10. 2022

Visit to Diocletian’a Palace, the Gallery of Fine Arts and other cultural venues in Split.


To register and follow online, contact Ana Ćurić Registration is free.


Organizing Committee

Tomislav Bosnić, Institute of Art History, Cvito Fisković centre in Split

Ana Ćurić, Institute of Art History

Sandra Križić Roban, Institute of Art History

Lana Lovrenčić, Institute of Art History


Scientific Committee

Leonida Kovač, Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb

Sandra Križić Roban, Institute of Art History

Lana Lovrenčić, Institute of Art History

Ana Šeparović, The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography