CFP: Fotografie und Oekonomie (Basel, 6-7 Jun 19)

Basel, 06. – 07.06.2019
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019

Fotografie und Ökonomie 
5. Workshop der AG Fotografieforschung

Der diesjährige Workshop der AG Fotografieforschung widmet sich dem Thema «Fotografie und Ökonomie» und stellt dahingehend die grundsätzliche Frage, auf welche Weisen sich mit Fotografie Geld verdienen lässt. Medienpraxis im Allgemeinen lässt sich außerhalb eines ökonomischen Rahmens nicht denken. Und so stellen sich spezifisch für die Fotografie die Fragen, welche Praktiken es sind, die zum Geldverdienen führen, aber auch, welchen (ökonomischen) Bedingungen die Anfertigung und die Verbreitung von Fotografien unterworfen sind. 

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CFP: Volume: Art and Science of Collecting in 18th Cent. Europe

Deadline: Jan 30, 2019

Call for Essays:

“The Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Europe”
Edited by Dr. Arlene Leis and Dr. Kacie Wills

We are inviting chapter abstracts for a collection of essays designed for academics, specialists and enthusiasts interested in the interrelations between art, science and collecting in Europe during the long 18th century. Considering a broad range of collections, (objects) and ideas, our volume will discuss the topic of art, science and collecting in diverse theoretical contexts, such as art historical, feminist, social, gendered, colonial, archival, literary and cultural ones. To accompany our existing contributions, we welcome essays that take a global and material approach, and are particularly keen on research that makes use of new archival resources. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and are especially interested in essays that reveal the way in which women participated in art, science, and collecting in some capacity.

The compendium will consist of around 15 essays 6000 words each (including footnotes), with up to four illustrations. In addition to these more traditional essays, we are looking for shorter (circa 1,000 words) case studies on material objects pertaining to collections/collectors from that period, and the subject of art, science and collecting will also be central to these contributions. These smaller pieces will each include one illustration.

The following topics/case studies are particularly desired:
– Women’s collecting interests
– Histories and methodologies of collecting, taxonomies, cataloging, arrangement, and modes of display
– Cabinets of curiosities/Wunderkammer
– Catalogues
– Collections housed in art and/or science institutions
– The boundaries between the natural and the artificial
– Scientific and artistic tools and instruments
– Seriality vs. rare objects
– Transitional objects
– Conservation
– Collecting networks
– The artist collector
– The scientist collector
– Science, art and collecting in domestic spaces
– Antiquarian collections
– Print culture

All inquiries should be addressed to Arlene Leis, aleis914@gmail.com or Kacie Wills, kacie.wills@gmail.com

Essay abstracts of 500 words and 300 word abstracts for smaller case studies are due January 30, 2019 and should be sent along with a short bio to: artsciencecollecting@gmail.com

Finished case studies will be due July 30, 2019, and due date for long essays will be September 30, 2019.


CFP: American Art in the 1940s (Paris, 16-17 Apr 19)

Paris, April 16 – 17, 2019
Deadline: Feb 17, 2019

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American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet (L’Université Paris Diderot)

Professor of Art and Literature of the United States at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960-2018) was a historian of art and visual culture of the United States, who specialized in the history of photography. Among his numerous publications are La Naissance de l’idée de photographie (P.U.F., 2000), Photography and Literature (Reaktion Books, 2009), the anthology Agissements du rayon solaire (Presses de l’U de Pau, 2009), and the edited volume L’Amérique des images, Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis (Hazan/Paris Diderot, 2013).

In 1949, American philosophers John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley published Knowing and the Known, which laid out the fundamentals of transactionalism—a method of inquiry that emphasizes the collective and transactional nature of knowledge. In this view, the “transactional” is understood as an epistemological shift from the “interactional,” in which persons, objects, or ideas are organized as operating one upon another. Transactionalism challenges the notion of fixed causality, instead emphasizing a systematic approach to inquiry that locates its subject on the ever-dynamic nexus of space and time.

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CFP: Stedelijk Studies 9: Modernism in Migration

Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Stedelijk Studies 9 (Fall 2019):

Modernism in Migration: Relocating Artists, Objects and Institutions, 1900–1960

THEME OUTLINE
In the production and reception of art, processes of migration play a crucial role. This is particularly true for modernism and the historical avant-gardes of the twentieth century, when artists’ transnational networks and migrations across countries and continents greatly impacted artistic developments. Besides artists and agents such as art dealers and art historians, works of art and art institutions also migrated. For an upcoming issue of Stedelijk Studies, we invite scholars to explore forms of migration and their influence on the development and dissemination of modern art around the world from 1900–1960.

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CFP: A Matter of Access – Collections and their Visibility, London & Munich 22-25 June 2019

Organisers: Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Gáldy, Adriana Turpin (International Forum Collecting & Display)

Since its foundation in 2004, the international forum Collecting & Display has investigated numerous aspects of both collections and collectors. Such activity has taken place at regular seminars and at our conferences and has resulted in a number of publications. For June 2019 we plan an international conference at two venues: Munich (22.06.2019) and London (24 and 25.06.2019). Speakers and attendees are welcome to book either part of the conference separately or both as a package.

This conference aims to extend the discussion of the nature and pertinence of collections by focusing on the spaces in which they were displayed and how access to those spaces was controlled. By examining how collections were displayed, used and presented and who had access to these spaces, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of collections to their owners and of their significance to contemporaries. Topics to be discussed across the three conference days are the visibility and non-visibility of collections and how these – together with diverse modes of access – may have enhanced interest in collections.

We invite proposals that address the following issues:

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CFP: The Formation and Development of New Markets (Workshop 3), London.

International Workshop Series

Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the third of our International Workshop son the formation and development of new and emerging markets organised in London. This workshop is part of the International Workshops Series “Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present”, jointly organised by ART-Dev University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, Creative Economy-HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and IESA & Institute of Historical Research, London. Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the series aims at bringing together scholars from different disciplines and areas of study of the art market to confront key issues and related methodologies that can be used to analyse the structures and principals of the art market. Previous workshops were, respectively, on art collectors and the artist as an entrepreneur.

As the art market has developed worldwide, there have been many instances where new areas of producing, trading, collecting and valuating art have emerged onto the market, very often reaching record-breaking prices. This workshop focuses on examples of new paradigms and new ways that art markets function, whether in the primary or secondary sector, the aim being to analyse and understand the mechanisms by which a particular ‘product’ enters the art market, considering who are the main players of such changes, collectors, institutions, dealers or other agents. Equally, it would be interesting to explore market types that have not succeeded or gained a foothold. There are many well-known and well studied areas of innovation in the market, among which can be cited the 17th century imports of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, lacquers and textiles, the development of a market for 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings in Paris and London during the 18th century, or the rise of the Barbizon school in 19th-century Paris, while we have seen the emergence of photography and street art as important areas of contemporary collecting, or even African art. New art forms such as digital and video art raise questions as to whether existing models of agency are still appropriate and thus, whether new technology is fundamentally changing the creation, trade, consumption and validation of art.

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CFP: Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation (Paris, 13-14 Jun 19)

Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation
A Digital Approach of Visual Semantics

Co-organizers :
Ecole Normale supérieure, Université de Grenoble-Alpes/Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Purdue College of Liberal Arts.

Chairs :
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Paula Barreiro-Lopez, Catherine Dossin.

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Artl@s project, Artl@s are organizing an international conference on the digital approach to the circulation of images and forms.

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