Искусствоведение в контексте других наук: вызовы современности
The interview reveals modern art history’s main trends identified within the framework of the conference “Art History in the Context of Other Sciences in the Modern World. Parallels and Interactions”. The Russian State Library and the scientific journal “Observatory of Culture” were partners in organizing the conference in 2019. The method of academic interviewing used in this publication provides an opportunity to reveal the personal vision of the conference project’s author and co-chairman of the Organizing Committee, chairman of the Program Committee, head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Institute of Contemporary Art, chief researcher of the GITR Film & Television School, expert of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, member of the Russian Expert Council (ASEP/Scopus), D.Sc. (Art History), professor Grigoriy R. Konson. In fact, the interview is a quintessence of the author’s policy document on the development of culture, science and education in modern society.
The academic forum was a socially significant event of international scale, characterized by the latest scientific and educational trends in Russia and foreign countries, as well as by art studies integration into the context of interdisciplinary research located at the intersection of art history, philology, linguistics, philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. As a result, there are prospects for reaching the level of cross-sectoral conceptualization of research generalizations. The interview reveals the topical issues of science functioning in the modern international society. There is concluded that the scientific integration characterizing the conference “Art History in the Context of Other Sciences in the Modern World. Parallels and Interactions” is a progressive method in understanding the essence of art, permeated by multi-vector trends in the global humanitarian process. Therefore, the joint efforts of scientists here contribute to the development of an antidote to destructive trends in the socio-cultural life of modern society.