CfP: Conceptualism, Eindhoven, 8-9 Dec 17

Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings:
Black Artists and Modernism in Europe after 1968

Nil Yalter, C’est un dur métier que l’exil / Exile is a hard job, 1976/2015, exhibition view “Nil Yalter, 1973-2015”, La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Bruxelles. Photograph by Isabelle Arthuis (2015), Mixed Media

Presented by Black Artists & Modernism in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum
Convenors: Dr Sophie Orlando, Dr Susan pui san lok and Nick Aikens
Dates: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2017
Location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Black Artists & Modernism research project is pleased to announce the forthcoming conference, Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings, in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum. The conference will take place from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December 2017 at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Full CfP here

We invite proposals from artists, academics and curators that focus on a specific artwork or artistic practice, to address the indicative themes and questions below:

How do artists like Nil Yalter, David Medalla, and Stanley Brouwn, amongst others, approach and engage with Conceptualism?
How are formations of race, class, gender and sexuality addressed through Conceptualist art practices in Europe after 1968 and among emerging contemporary artists such as Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc?
How can Conceptualism be understood anew through intersectional readings and international framings?
How have public collections contested mainstream white male-dominated definitions of Conceptualism in Europe?
How does the term ‘Black’ resonate, if at all, within discourses of Conceptualism and modernism across specific European regions and contexts?

Download Call for Papers (pdf.)

Please submit proposals by email as a single Word document, comprising an abstract (max 500 words) and a short biography (300 words) by Friday 31st March 2017. Proposals should be sent to:

Key Dates
Submit proposal by Friday 31st March 2017
Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2017

If you have any queries, please contact Sophie Orlando at

For more information about the Black Artists and Modernism project, please visit

For more information about the Van Abbemuseum, please visit


CFP: Conceptualism (Eindhoven, 8-9 Dec 17). In: H-ArtHist, Feb 22, 2017 (accessed Feb 22, 2017).