Conferences and Talks

Plümer Bardak, E. “Belt of Venus: Looking for emerging approaches beyond generations and across periodization” presented at Questions of Periodisation in Art Historiographies, New Europe College– Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, November 30-December 1, 2019.

Plümer Bardak, E., “Art Historical writing and documentation since 1974, some observations on the possible consequences of a “canon of reportage” presented at New Approaches towards Recording, Preserving and Studying Cultural Heritage in Divided Cyprus: Problems and Opportunities, Arkin University of creative arts and Design, Kyrenia, 23 September 2019.

Plümer Bardak, E. “Remembering Ayhan Menteş”, Commemoration, EMAA Capital Art Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2017.

Plümer Bardak, E. “Art History in Dialogue: Reading “Sanat Güncesi” as meta-discourse and contemporary responses”, presented at Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East: Colonial Conflicts, Pedagogies of Art History and Precarious Artistic Mobilization, Birkbeck University of London and University of Nicosia, Nicosia, June 3, 2016.


Plümer, E. “The Living Doll: A look at Hans Bellmer’s later work from the ‘puppet’s standpoint”, presented at the 7th International Festival of Puppetry Schools; Dolls and Puppets as Artistic and Cultural Phenomenon Symposium, Bialystok, June 24, 2014.


Plümer, E. “Crossovers” presented at ‘Art in the Asylum’ preview, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, September 6, 2013.


Plümer, E. “Anagrams and Automatism: Exploring Unica Zürn’s Monsters in Graphic Notebooks”, presented at Contemporary Art’s Confrontation with the Monstrous, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam, December 4, 2012.


Plümer, E. “Anagrams and Automatism: Exploring Alternative Realities in Unica Zürn’s Graphic Notebooks”, presented at Material Meanings: Third Biannual conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) University of Kent, Canterbury, September 7-9, 2012.


Plümer, E. “The Luminary Forest: Robert Desnos and Unica Zürn’s tales of (dis)enchantment and transformation”, presented at Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, August 12-13, 2010.

Plümer, E. “The Enchanted Tales of Unica Zürn: From Myth to Madness”, presented at FremdeWelten – Wege und Räume der Fantastikim 21. Jahrhundert, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, September 30- October 3, 2010.


Plümer, E. “Unica Litogée”, presented at Surrealism and its Legacies Seventh Annual PhD Symposium, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, December 4, 2009.

Plümer, E. “Mastery over Madness: Reading Zürn’s performance through Bellmer’s photography”, presented at the AAH New Voices: Art and Desire, University of York, York, November 7, 2009.


Plümer, E. “The Comfort of Standing Next to Walls: Ill-Literacy in Unica Zürn’s visuality”, presented at the Third Global Conference: Visual Literacies, Exploring Critical Issues, Oxford University, Oxford, July 14-16, 2009.

Plümer, E. “The Spectacle of the ‘Other’: the Psychopathic Ward and Performance”, presented at New Perspectives in Research: American Scene exhibition, University of Nottingham, March 5, 2009.

English Translation and Voice-over, Tarihin Hızlandırıldığı Ada / Island Where the History is Accelerated. 2008 (Writer and Director: Can Sarvan)

Sarvan, C., Çakmak, H., Plümer, E. “Island where the History is accelerated” (Documentary Film), screened at ULUS BAKER conference, Ankara, July 11, 2008.