CFP: The Artistic Patronage in Central Europe (Warsaw, 19-21 Sep 19)

Warsaw/Warszawa, 19. – 21.09.2019
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Call for Papers
Artistic Patronage in Central Europe: From Private Foundations to State Art

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27. Tagung des Arbeitskreises deutscher und polnischer Kunsthistoriker und Denkmalpfleger, veranstaltet vom Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Warschau und dem Museum der Stadt Warschau (Muzeum Warszawy)

Kunstpatronage in Mitteleuropa zwischen Privatstiftung und Staatskunst

Die Geschichte der Kunst ist zum großen Teil eine Geschichte der Auftragserteilung. Privates Mäzenatentum bildete von je her eine unabdingbare Grundlage der Entwicklung von Architektur und Bildender Kunst. Daneben stehen von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart die Aufträge staatlicher und religiöser Institutionen, die immer auch auf die Etablierung einer “offiziellen Kunst” zielten. Mit dem Kunstmarkt und dem Auktions- und Galeriewesen etablierten sich seit dem 19. Jahrhundert neue Faktoren der Produktion und Distribution von Kunst.

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CFP: Encounters, Entanglements, and Exchanges (New Haven, 6 Apr 19)

Yale University, April 06, 2019
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

The Fifteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium
Encounters, Entanglements, and Exchanges

Points of encounter can occur across time and space. In the seventeenth century, Puebla blue-and-white pottery responded to East Asian porcelain while ceramic manufacturers in China adapted designs that catered to pan-American tastes. More recently, Carrie Mae Weems’s “The Hampton Project” reexamined a nineteenth-century vocational school that served as a cultural crossroads for formerly enslaved African Americans, American Indians, and white Americans to raise pressing questions of race, imperialism, and nationalism. These points of convergence between individuals, groups, places, and objects often instigate shifts in creative production with lasting and global resonances. The interaction of disparate cultures offers a rich nexus for artistic creation. Yet such encounters are also inseparable from the shifting dynamics of power that operate along gendered, racial, economic, and political lines. What can exchanges and entanglements reveal about the nature of encounter? How do encounters shape exchanges? In what ways do exchanges propagate new encounters?

The Fifteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium invites papers that interrogate the dialectical relationship between encounter and exchange and explore the legacies of cultural intersection. We invite submissions that address art across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, that engage a range of critical perspectives, and that speak to a variety of time periods and artistic practices.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Activism, coalition building, and the arts
– Micro-histories that address a specific instance of encounter
– Collaborations that problematize narratives of “influence” across social, cultural, or political hierarchies
– Impact of religious proselytization and conversion in the arts
– Gift exchange, diplomacy, and trade
– Appropriation, fetishism, and mimicry
– Contact zones, intersectionality, and peripheries
– Imbalanced power dynamics within systems of colonialism, racism, homophobia, or sexism
– Immigration, migrants, and refugees
– Authorship and ownership
– Tourism and travel narratives
– Global encounters with the notion of “Americanness”
– Networks created via technology, globalization, and media

Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 350 words along with a CV to americanist.symposium@gmail.com by February 1, 2019. Accepted participants will be notified in mid-February. Accommodations will be provided for all participants in New Haven, Connecticut.

CFP: Arts Patronage in Modern America (Oxford, 26-28 Jun 19)

Arts Patronage in Modern America

Rothermere American Institute
University of Oxford, UK
Deadline: Jan 4, 2019

The founding of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965 was a celebrated occasion for many artists and cultural patrons in the United States, but it failed to put to rest the decades old public debate over whether or not art and culture ought to be supported by the federal government. From the Reagan era in particular onwards, straight through to the Trump administration, Culture Wars debates have centred on whether the federal government should fund art, if so, how much, and if not, who should? From the New Deal federal arts projects of the 1930s to the cultural Cold War and beyond, the story of the growth of American arts patronage has often been told through the lens of the federal government, with philanthropies, corporations, state and local governments playing supporting roles to leading federal agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Information Agency, and the State Department, amongst others. Continue reading “CFP: Arts Patronage in Modern America (Oxford, 26-28 Jun 19)”

CFP: NCAW Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative

Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Deadline: Nov 16, 2018

The peer-reviewed open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW) is pleased to circulate information regarding a digital humanities publishing initiative supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The editors of NCAW are accepting proposals for articles addressing art and visual culture of the United States in the long nineteenth century, from the American Revolution to World War I. NCAW seeks proposals that take full advantage of the potential of digital publishing by using digital technologies in the article’s research or publication phase, or both. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the production of digital tool(s) and/or components will lead to a scholarly argument’s key insights (either the tool/component enhanced the depth of insight or made it possible) and/or will illustrate aspects of that argument in dynamic/interactive ways. Continue reading “CFP: NCAW Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative”

CFP: The Art Market and the Global South: New Perspectives and Plural Approaches – TIAMSA Conference 2019 (Lisbon, 21-22 Nov, 2019)

Our 2019 conference  is co-organized by the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association and TIAMSA Portugal, Spain and Brazil, in collaboration with Universidad Nebrija (Madrid) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

This conference will discuss the developments, the disruptions and new perspectives that can be observed in the current art market as seen from the Global South – a term here used to refer to emerging economies of the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, India, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Europe, but not limited to these geographical areas) – and their contribution to the development of art markets worldwide. We will explore the Global South as a thematic frame and through different disciplinary viewpoints in order to re-think the cross-cultural and economic flows and to investigate the various local practices of the art market. Furthermore, we wish to analyze the Global South as a set of spaces and players affected by the contemporary art trade. In doing so, we particularly intend to focus on the rise of new art markets in these regions and their impact on the global art system, its history, its changing processes and its networks – but also on the circulation of art.

We invite proposals from scholars and independent researchers that explore the following themes:
1. The Global South: the persistence, the contribution and the specificity of the local markets in relation to the dynamics of the global art market;
2. Southern markets, plural markets, new markets: institutional, commercial and independent structures that legitimize and give visibility to the circulation of the art work; power relationships between biennials and art fairs;
3. The collecting process: models of collecting, “new” collectors and new private museums (aesthetic tendencies, taste and tensions between private and public structures);
4. Agents in the art market: circulation and frictions in the art system; the art dealer, the curator and the artist as new agents;
5. The legal regime of the purchase and sale of works of art, due diligence and the rights of the artists (droit de suite and moral rights);
6. The crisis: impact and strategies adopted to overcome the art market’s economic crisis after 2008.

Submission guidelines
We welcome proposals for 20 minutes presentation in English, which should include:
1. Title of the proposal
2. Applicant’s identification (name, institutional affiliation, country and e-mail)
3. Abstract up to 300 words
4. Short curriculum vitae (up to 200 words)
Proposals must be sent in Word (.doc format) by e-mail to: conference.globalsouth@gmail.com

Deadline and selection process
Proposals must be submitted until 31 January 2019.
– The selection will be made by the Scientific Committee, through a double-blind review process. Note of acceptance will be given by April 2019.
– A selection of the presented papers will be later published in Revista de História da Arte, Série W, a peer-reviewed online journal.

Organizing Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name)
– Adelaide Duarte, Instituto de História da Arte, Departamento de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Bruna Fetter, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Fernando Loureiro Bastos, Universidade de Lisboa; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Marcílio Franca Filho,  Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Maria Amélia Bulhões, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Marta Perez Ibañez, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Nei Vargas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Veronika Korbei, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association

Scientific Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name
– Alain Quemin, Professor of Sociology of Art at Université Paris-8, France
– Ana Letícia Fialho, Associated Researcher at Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
– Dorothee Wimmer, Director, Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin
– Emília Ferreira, Director National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; IHA/NOVA FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
– Filip Vermeylen, Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
– George Kornis, Professor at Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Isidro Lopez-Aparicio, Professor at Universidade de Granada, Artist and Curator
– Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association and TU Berlin
– Juan Arturo Rubio, School Director of Nebrija (tbc)
– Luís Urbano Afonso, Professor, Departamento de História/Artis – Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
– Maria Lúcia Bueno, Universidade Federal Juíz de Fora (tbc)
– Nathalie Moureau, Université Paul Valery Montpellier (tbc)
– Olav Velthius, Professor at University of Amsterdam
– Paolo Serafini, Università La Sapienza, Roma
– Raquel Henriques da Silva, Professor at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Conference Website: Global South Conference

CFP: Handbook of Heritage Law and Discourse

Call for papers for an edited Volume

Handbook of Heritage Law and Discourse. A Triadic Dimension: Protection, Regulation and Identity

Editors: Le Cheng and Anne Wagner. Publisher: Springer.
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

The past four decades has witnessed the remarkable extension of enthusiasm in cultural heritage or property from the perspective of international laws, or international legal framework as the multilevel legal instruments for safeguarding, protection and maintenance of cultural heritage, property, or rights. In our project, the identification of “Heritage” employs specific discourses, codes, transcending values, and images that conceal assumption about members of a people comprising a people within a nation. Heritage narrates constructions of belongings that become tethered to negotiations for power and resistance over time and throughout a people’s history leading to powerful discursive narratives. While such likeness may be preserved, conserved or even perpetuated, the idea of “Heritage” may be socially, politically, culturally, and historically contested to reveal competing pasts, presents, and futures, esp. with innovation in arts leading to new social norms and identities. Continue reading “CFP: Handbook of Heritage Law and Discourse”

CFP: African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900 (Lisbon, February 25-27, 2019)

African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900

International Conference
University of Lisbon
February 25-27, 2019

Deadline for proposals: October 5th, 2018

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon (CH-ULisboa) organizes the International Conference African Ivories in the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, 25-27 February, 2019.

The organizing committee welcomes paper proposals on the following topics:

  • History of the African elephant’s environment, hunting and ecology
  • Laboratory methods for testing and preserving African elephant ivories
  • Production of ivory objects in Africa and the Americas
  • Elephants and ivory: religious significance and power discourse
  • Elephant ivory in the history of African art
  • African elephant ivories and the history of technical arts
  • Ivory and ethnomusicology
  • Circulation and trade of raw and carved ivory in Atlantic settings
  • Collections and daily uses of African ivories in Europe and the Atlantic World

Proposals should be sent using the following form: http://www.centrodehistoria-flul.com/marfinsafricanosiii.html

For more information about this conference see: http://www.centrodehistoria-flul.com/marfinsafricanosiii.html#EN

For further inquiries you can also contact directly TIAMSA member Luís U. Afonso: luis.afonso@letras.ulisboa.pt