Round table "The Science of History of the Arts at the edge of the epoch: Problems and Prospects for Development", to the 140th anniversary of the birth of F.I. Schmitt
On Wednesday, September 20, at 14.00 in the Green Hall of Russian Institute for the History of Arts, there was be a round table “The Science of History of the Arts at the edge of the epoch: Problems and Prospects for Development”, to the 140th anniversary of the birth of Feodor Ivanovich Schmitt (1877-1937), director of the Zubov’ Institute from 1924 to 1930, byzantologist, art historian, museologist, theoretician and art historian.
The purpose of the roundtable is to address the tipping points of knowledge in the history of arts, conditioned by various social and personal factors, by the internal logic of the science development. Special attention is supposed to be given to study and understanding the heritage of Feodor Ivanovich Shmitt, a talented scientist, whose fate reflected the tragic path of Russian culture. An important aspect should be the discussion upon the trunk lines potential in the methodology of contemporary Russian art.
The head and organizer of the round table: Galina Viktorovna Skotnikova, a leading research scientist, Actual problems of contemporary art culture department, RIHA.
A.L.Kazin, Doct. of Phil. Sciences, Professor, director of RIHA – Keynote address
G.V.Skotnikova, Doct. of Cultural Studies, Professor, leading research scientist, RIHA – F.I.Shmitt as a Byzantinist in the Russian Culture History
E.N.Mastenitsa, Cand. historical. Sci., Associate Professor SPbGIK. – Museum and the protection of cultural heritage in Russia: the ideas and beginnings of the 1920s
L.N.Shlyakhtina, Cand. histor. Sci., Associate Professor SPbGIK. – Artistic heritage in the innovative museology of F.I.Schmitt
O.V.Gubareva, Cand. culturology, senior research scientist, RIHA – “The Art criticism underground” of the early 1980s: Alexander Vasilyevich Gubarev (1941-1983)
O.B.Sokurova, Doct. of Cultural Studies, Professor of St. Petersburg State University. – Reality or mystification? French intellectuals upon the state of contemporary art