Tag: Art History Conferences

Call for Papers: In the Wake of the ‘Global Turn’ – Practices for an Exploded Art History without Borders

Call for Papers In the Wake of the ‘Global Turn’ – Practices for an Exploded Art History without Borders Organised by the Clark Institute, Williamstown, Massachusttes on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2011 Convened by Jill Casid and Aruna D’Souza. Conference website – http://clarkart.edu/research/content.cfm?ID=378 Deadline January 15th 2011. This Clark conference on art history in the wake of the “global turn” takes up, and yet departs from, decades of the critique of Eurocentric priorities and presumptions of the discipline of art history. What would it mean to understand the global turn as something that does not merely expand but potentially explodes the borders between fields and even the discipline itself? The conference, then, aims to address methodologies, research practices, and models for not just a de-centered but also a reoriented practice of the global, one that reckons with…

Call for Papers ‘Aesthetics and Techniques of Lines between Drawing and Writing’ (Florence, 2011)

Call for Papers Aesthetics and Techniques of Lines between Drawing and Writing International Conference (CIHA Colloquium), Florence 30 June – 2 July 2011 Lines and lineaments are fundamental concerns in many cultures. They can be constitutive elements of pictorial and scriptural systems, as well as a combination of both. Lines can separate or intersect, they can connect or link. Drawn, inscribed, incised or woven into a surface they create or articulate space, denote orientation or movement, they present or represent, they signify or carry out meaning, they cancel or cross out. Lines are, geometrically spoken, one-dimensional, but in scripture and drawing they are material as is the ground on or in which they appear. In this sense one can speak of techniques of “making lines” which condition the aesthetics of lineaments as much as the latter contribute to the invention…

Call for Papers – AAH Annual Conference, 2011, Coventry (UK)

Call for Papers 37th AAH (Association of Art Historians) Annual Conference 31 March– 2 April 2011, University of Warwick, Coventry The 2011 Annual Conference showcases the diversity and richness of art history in the UK and elsewhere over an extensive chronological range from ancient to contemporary (with a healthy dose in the middle). Sessions are geographically inclusive of Western Europe and the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. A full range of methodologies is on offer, ranging from object-based studies, socio-historical analyses, theoretical discourses, visual culture of the moving image, exhibition cultures and display. The sessions reflect the composition of our wide constituency – independent or academic researchers (including students), museum curators and teachers. Plenary Speakers Professor Horst Bredekamp, Humboldt University and Permanent Fellow of the Institute of Advances Studies, Berlin Professor Patricia Rubin, Institute of Fine Arts, New York…

Call for Papers – ‘Something or Nothing: Pictorial and Material Austerity in the Visual Arts of the Middle Ages’

Call for papers – International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 11-14 July, 2011 Something for Nothing: Pictorial and Material Austerity in the Visual Arts of the Middle Ages The use of lavish materials to manifest invisible spiritual truths has long been a prominent theme in discussions of medieval art, but medieval artists and patrons also turned to visual austerity and representations of poverty in order to convey their spiritual ideals, and an emphasis on forsaking worldly goods for the greater riches of salvation played a significant role in defining the subject matter and shaping the pictorial strategies of the visual arts. Objects, paintings and other visual arts were skillfully used to promote ideals of poverty, to mediate tensions between earthly and spiritual wealth, or to manipulate the perception of wealth. The papers in this session will offer new perspectives on how artists,…

Conference: Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand

Conference: Art History’s History in Australia and New Zealand Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch lecture theatre, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville. This is a free public event, and registration for attendance is not required. Enquires: Professor Jaynie Anderson, t: (+61 3) 8344 5514 and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios mewi@unimelb.edu.au Program (download full program with abstracts as pdf – AHH_Program). Day 1: Saturday 28 August 9:45 – 10:00 – Introduction and Welcome SESSION ONE (10:00 am-12:30 pm) Chaired by Professor Richard Woodfield 10:00-10:30 Dr Susan Lowish (University of Melbourne) – ‘Setting the scene: early writing on Australian Aboriginal art’ 10:30-11.00 Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Head of School, Elam School of Fine Arts) – ‘Art’s histories in Aotearoa New Zealand’ Tea Break: 11:00 – 11:30 11:30-12:00 Dr Ben Thomas (Dr Joseph Brown AO Fellow, State Library…

Call for Papers: International Conference Galli Bibiena Cultural Heritage

International Conference Galli Bibiena Cultural Heritage Lisbon, Portugal 19th – 20th November 2010 The Bibiena are known worldwide for the excellence of their work, which is present in numerous museums, libraries and private collections. The members of this family have earned fame in the most important European courts, from the last quarter of the seventeenth century until the first half of the nineteenth century, and are a clear reference to the European Baroque and Rococo Styles. In particular, their theaters “alla italiana” differs in both its grandeur and in its morphological structure. Technological innovations resulting from the introduction of perspective “per angolo” and the refinement of their stage set designs have echoed across Europe, from Lisbon to Saint Petersburg. These innovations have been the basis of the Bibiena teachings on the Clementine Academy of Bologna, which was the origin of…

Conference ‘Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West’

Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West 20, 21 & 22 August, 2010 The University of Melbourne Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West is a conference that investigates modern crossovers between art and architecture in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. It focuses upon encounters between a variety of styles, mediums, and cultures, looking at the inter-relationships between art and architecture in Australia and across the world. Using innovative approaches from a broad range of disciplines, Interspaces will stimulate multi-disciplinary exchange and re-situate non-western art and architecture within the global canon. The conference program includes a public forum on Melbourne’s vibrant street art and talks by experts on historical, cultural and practical questions of art and architecture. Keynote speaker Romy Golan, City University of New York (author of Muralnomad: The Paradox of Wall Painting, Europe…

Call for Papers: AAANZ Conference ‘Tradition and Transformation’

Tradition and Transformation – AAANZ Conference 2010 1-3 December – University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia Proposals for papers for the 2010 AANZ conference are now being called for. Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 August 2010. AAANZ website – http://www.aaanz.info/ This year’s AAANZ conference will be held from 1–3 December 2010, that is Wednesday to Friday, with a late afternoon start, keynote speaker and drinks on the Wednesday, and the papers on the Thursday and the Friday. A range of university and gallery partners will come together to deliver another very exciting conference. A post-graduate training day will be held on the 1st. It is important that members alert their students to this important teaching and learning opportunity which will include international speakers. Dr Pamela Zeplin co-ordinates this part of the programme. You…

Call for Papers: Conference on The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity

The Material Imagination from Antiquity to Modernity 5-6 November 2010 School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland Deadline for proposals: 10 September 2010 As the term materiality gains ever more currency, its critical meaning continues to recede. The purpose of this conference is to investigate an engagement with materials that goes beyond such familiar tropes as ‘conspicuous consumption’ or ‘truth to materials’.  One valuable approach was provided by the philosopher of science Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), who coined the term ‘the material imagination’ to mean an insight into substance that preceded intellectual apprehension. We now live in a world ruled by the Periodic Table, but Bachelard dwelt on the Aristotelian essence of Nature, the Four Elements and their limitless permutations at the hands of the Four Humours. In terms of artistic practice, the ‘material imagination’ poses the more immediate…

Call For Papers: New Directions in Neo-Impressionism (London, 20 Nov 10)

Call for Papers New Directions in Neo-Impressionism Richmond, the American International University in London, UK Saturday 20 November 2010 Proposals of approx. 250 words due by 1 July to: woloshyn.tania@gmail.com 2010 marks the centenary of the death of Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910) as well as the release of a new book of collected essays which re-evaluate the work of Georges Seurat (1859-1891), ‘Seurat Re-Viewed’ (edited by Paul Smith; published by Penn State Press, 2010). It is therefore a fitting time to reconsider the artistic production and contextual themes around Neo-Impressionism, a much maligned movement that has often been described as a series of artistic, political and scientific failures. Its new direction after the death of Seurat in 1891, under the self-declared leadership of Paul Signac (1863-1935), has been posited less as a renewal towards alternative but equally radical luminous experiments…

CFP: The New British Sculpture – Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present

The New British Sculpture: Reviewing the persistence of an idea, c.1850-present Henry Moore Institute 18 February 2011 Deadline: 30 June 2010. British sculpture has been frequently singled out as an area of outstanding cultural expertise. Numerous major exhibitions and accompanying catalogues, including British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century (1981), Un Siècle de Sculpture Anglaise (1996) and Sculpture in 20th-Century Britain (2003) have subscribed to the idea of a distinct ‘strand’, ‘school’ or ‘family’ of artistic endeavour. This idea has been presented as having been rejuvenated by a cycle of Oedipal renewal in which successive groups of younger artists have been seen to overthrow the practices of the previous generation. Among British sculpture’s recent enfants terribles are the ‘Young British Artists’ of the 1990s, the ‘New Sculptors’ of the 1980s and the ‘New Generation’ sculptors of the 1960s who ousted such…

CFP: Constructing the Discipline – Art History in the UK

The third annual Glasgow Colloquium on Art Historiography will be held in the Institute for Art History of the University of Glasgow 25th – 27th November 2010. Papers lasting 20 minutes are invited on formative moments, movements, institutions and individuals in accordance with the mission statement of the Journal of Art Historiography.  The UK means England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Moments could include significant exhibitions or the creation of the DipAD, with its attendant requirements for art historical instruction. Movements could include the movement of scholars or exchange of ideas, the movement towards new art history and broadening of study to extend out of Europe. Institutions could include the foundation of art history departments or changes in the museum sector. Individuals could include significant scholars who have made an impact on the practice of the discipline. Declarations of interest with…

Call for Papers: Consumption and Art

Deadline for Submission: April 20, 2010 This panel explores consumption as it relates to art and visual culture. Papers may deal with consumption as a subject matter and/or consumption as a dominant ideological paradigm within specific historical/cultural contexts. Papers may also address the ways in which consumption, in both practice and theory, shapes identities and transgresses or reinforces boundaries of many kinds; including but not limited to those that are geographical, political, social, and historical. Consumption could also be discussed in terms of the making, exhibiting, and viewing of fine art and other types of images, objects, and/or spaces. Submissions that question the impact that consumption has upon the environment and upon one’s sense of self and place are especially welcome, as are papers that explore the relationship between advertising and art. While all media, genres and time periods will…

CFP Images at Work: Image and Efficacy from Antiquity to the Rise of Modernity

Conference – Images at Work: Image and Efficacy from Antiquity to the Rise of Modernity. Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut 30 September – 2 October 2010 According to legend, Virgil made a fly out of bronze and placed it above the gates of Naples.  The sole purpose of the bronze fly was to prevent other flies from entering the city.  The conference Images at Work will set out to explore the intention, function, and reception of images like Virgil’s fly: images made to influence the natural world. We seek to examine the theories behind the construction of these operative images, to interrogate how the production of apotropaic images related to the production of Art, and to question how the manufacture of such working images interacted with the production of other types of mechanical apparatus. In contrast to religious miracle-working images…

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2011 CAA Annual Conference

Deadline for proposals: May 3, 2010. The 99th Annual College Art Association Conference in New York—which kicks off CAA’s centennial year—takes place February 9–12, 2011. CAA and session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet (pdf) on their website to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the Open Forms sessions. In addition to attending and participating in the wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art, contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA expects participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other art institutions. The Hilton New York is the conference hotel, holding most sessions and panels, Career Services and the Book and Trade Fair, receptions and special events, and more.