12:10 - 12:15 Opening speech and welcoming addresses by
12:15 - 12:25 Lisbeth Rebollo Gonçalves, President AICA International
12:25 - 12:35 Sinan Eren Erk, President AICA Turkey
12:35 - 12:45 Beral Madra, Honorary President AICA Turkey
12:45 - 12:55. Günsel Renda, Distinguished Contribution to Art Criticism in Turkey, 2021 AICA Award Winner

Moderator: Elif Dastarlı Dellaloğlu

Keynote Speaker:

13:00 - 13:30 Rayya Badran – “Beirut bereft”: Notes on the cultural and artistic landscapes of Beirut
13:30 - 13:40 Discussion


13:45 - 14:05 Helle Wuu Xuanzhuan - “An ‘Antidote’ to Wartime Passivity and Collective Trauma in the 1940s”
14:05 - 14:25 Juan Carlos Flores Zúñiga - “Art Criticism in Times of a Perennial Crisis”
14:25 - 14:35 Discussion
14:35 - 16:00 Break

Moderator: Ezgi Bakçay

Keynote Speaker:

16:00 - 16:30  Eddie Chambers – “Writing Art Criticism in the Age of Black Lives Matter” 
16:30 - 16:40 Discussion


16:45 - 17:05 Chauhsin Chen - “Lies, Post-Truth, And Propagation”
17:05 - 17:25 Frida Sandström - “Art and Identity. Piper’s Negative Critique”
17:25 - 17:45 Raylin Tsai - “Disaster Reading: Will the Art Criticism on Hyper-Real Events Be Invalid?”
17:45 - 17:55 Discussion


Moderator: Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan

12:30 - 12:45 Awards Ceremony AICA Incentive Prize for Young Art Critics 2021, presented by Jean Bundy, Awards Chair

1st Prize: Miriam La Rosa, Australia
Essay: A Guest on the Edge: Manifesta and the Quest for European Unity and Solidarity

Honorable Mention: Nimra Khan, Pakistan
Essay: Rashid Rana, Challenging Notions of Truth

Honorable Mention: Zehra Hamdani Mirza, Pakistan
Essay: Images on Water

Keynote Speaker:

12:45- 13:15 Hilary Robinson - “But does it work in Theory? Androcentric Blind Spots and Omissions”
13:15 - 13:25 Discussion


13:25 - 13:45 Ming Turner - “The Dichotomy and Diversity of Contemporary Taiwanese Women’s Arts Since 2000”
13:45 - 14:05 Meryem Saadi - “Searching For Sustainability: What We Can Learn. From Small Art Organisations in Rural Sweden”
14:05 - 14:25 Paul O’Kane - “Thought is Made in the Mouth” Embracing Critical Nonsense in a Time of Intellectual Aftermath
14:25 – 14:35 Discussion
14:35 - 15:15 Break

Moderator: Ayşe Nahide Yılmaz


15:15 - 15:35 İsmail Yiğit - “Science Fiction Works of Art as Antidotes in Times of Ecological Crisis”
15:35 - 15:55 Horea Avram - “Unstable Fictions. NFT Art, Digital Imaginaries and The Market”
15:55 - 16:15 Ana Lúcia Beck & Luciane Ruschel Garcez - “Aftermath - Pandemic and Creative Process in Fernando Lindote’s Oeuvre”
16.15 - 16: 35 Ling Min - “Aftermath: Reconstruction of Hexahedral Mesh”
16:35 - 16:45 Discussion

*Please check the time zones for the schedule. All times are planned according to the Istanbul time zone. You may use this link for converting your time zone.

**The congress will be held in zoom. You may access to the webinar via this link.

*** You can download the programme here.


Organizing Committee

Assoc. Prof. Ebru Yetişkin Doğrusöz - İstanbul Technical University

Asst. Prof. Fırat Arapoğlu - Altınbaş University

Asst. Prof. Güler Bek Arat - Süleyman Demirel University

Asst. Prof. Seda Yavuz - İstanbul University

Sinan Eren Erk (MA; Curatorial Studies and Visual Arts)

Nur Ceylan Önalp (MA; Digital Media: Technology and Cultural Form)

Derya Yücel (MA; Museum Studies)

Çiğdem Zeytin (MA; Theory and Criticism of Fine Arts) 



Scientific Committee

Prof. Ali Akay - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Prof. Ahu Antmen Akiska - Sabancı University

Prof. Ken Friedman - Tongji University

Prof. Marcus Graf - Yeditepe University

Prof. Jonathan Harris - University of Birmingham

Prof. Zeynep İnankur - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Prof. Esra Aliçavuşoğlu Karaveli - Marmara University

Prof. Liam Kelly - Ulster University

Prof. Ferhat Özgür - Düzce University

Prof. Burcu Pelvanoğlu - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Prof. Günsel Renda - Koç University

Prof. Nermin Saybaşılı - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Prof. Rıfat Şahiner - Yıldız Technical University

Prof. Uşun Tükel - İstanbul University

Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Erek - Kadir Has University

Assoc. Prof. Ebru Yetişkin Doğrusöz - İstanbul Technical University

Assoc. Prof. Solmaz Bunulday Hasgüler - Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Assoc. Prof. Ayşe H. Köksal - Özyeğin University

Assoc. Prof. Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan - Bilgi University

Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Yasa Yaman - Hacettepe University

Asst. Prof. E. Osman Erden - Mimar Sinan University

Asst. Prof. Rana Öztürk - İstinye University

Asst. Prof. Ebru Nalan Sülün - Akdeniz University

Asst. Prof. Esra Yıldız - Bilgi Universit

Asst. Prof. Ayşe Nahide Yılmaz - Düzce University

Dr. Lütfiye Bozdağ

Dr. Elif Dastarlı Dellaloğlu - Sakarya University

Dr. İlkay Canan Canikli Okkalı - Trabzon University (KATÜ)

Dr. Nazlı Pektaş

Dr. Daniele Perrier

Dr. Krassimir Terziev