CFP: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets

Call for manuscripts

Brill’s “Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets” is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer networks became a rich field of interdisciplinary inquiry. Scholarship brought forth a lot of information about the flamboyant personalities to whom the possession of art was a lifestyle; regarding the “social life of things”, i.e. the provenance of individual artworks, many research gaps could be closed.
This shift in scholarly attention from the production side to the consumption side of the art world is also reflected in the emergence of specialized post-graduate courses offered by a number of institutions internationally, as well as an ever-increasing stream of exhibitions, conferences, and publications devoted to the subject. Brill’s book series accommodates scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and works of reference that engage in the broadly defined topic of art markets and collecting practices throughout history.

Editor-in-Chief: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center, Vienna)

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CFP: Migration of artists and architects (Riga, 26-28 Sep 19)

Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, September 26 – 28, 2019
Deadline: May 10, 2019

International Conference
“The Migration of Artists and Architects in Central and Northern Europe 1560–1900”

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CFP: Decoding the Arts of Islam in the West 1880-1945 (Zurich, 14-15 May 20)

Museum Rietberg Zürich / Kunsthaus Zürich
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Geometry and Colour: Decoding the Arts of Islam in the West 1880–1945

Organizers: Sandra Gianfreda (Kunsthaus Zürich), Francine Giese (Universität Zürich), Ariane Varela Braga (Universität Zürich) and Axel Langer (Museum Rietberg Zürich)

Keynote Speaker: Rémi Labrusse (Université Paris Nanterre)

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CFP: Exhibition Design DEA (Paris, 13-15 Jun 19)

University Paris 8, ENSA Paris-Malaquais, June 13 – 15, 2019
Deadline: Apr 7, 2019

Design d’espace / Allestimento / Exhibition Design
Methods, Issues, Conceptual Shifts

In 1937, Herbert Bayer defined exhibition design as a complex visual language structured both on the dialectic between different elements (Fundamentals of Exhibition Design, 1937) and, more generally, on the treatment of space and its narration. In 1982, with the text “Allestimenti/Exhibit Design”, and later in 1988, with the volume “Mostrare. Allestimento in Italia dagli anni Venti agli anni Ottanta,” Sergio Polano suggested a clear definition of the practice of the exhibition design. By seeking to articulate its history through the lens of the design production, the Italian theorist recognized in this notion: “[…] the art to design the interiors for the dwelling of objects temporarily collected in that totality (unicum) that should be the exhibition” (Polano 1988). In the same period, in Paris, the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques of the Pompidou Center insisted on the creative potential of the exhibition and its role within the process of creating a work of art, by organizing an exhibition on the theme of “L’œuvre et son accrochage” (1986).

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CFP: Collecting impressionism (Rouen, 25-26 Jun 20)

Rouen, H2o auditorium, June 25 – 26, 2020
Deadline: Jun 20, 2019

An international symposium organised by the Paris Nanterre University Foundation in partnership with the Labex “Les Passés dans le Présent” , and the University of Rouen Normandy, with support from the Contrat Normandie-Paris Île-de-France: destination impressionnisme

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CFP: Contributions to Art Market Dictionary

The Art Market Dictionary (AMD) is the first reference work providing encompassing information on commercial art galleries, dealers, auction houses, fairs and advisers in Europe, the USA and Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries. Its c. 5,000 entries present basic data, overviews of company / individual histories and networks, information about artists exhibited / represented, bibliographies and archival information. Due to appear in 2020, the AMD will be published as an online searchable database and in print.

Written by an established international network of hundreds of authors, the AMD is edited by Dr. Johannes Nathan together with a team of international Section Editors and dedicated editorial staff at De Gruyter Publishers, Berlin. The AMD is also supported by a distinguished international advisory board and a number of specialized institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, or the Archives of American Art.

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CFP: Material and Consumer Culture Network, European Social Science History Conference – Leiden 03/20

The International Institute of Social History will organize the Thirteenth European Social Science History conference, March 18 to 21, 2020 at Leiden University, The Netherlands


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