Call for papers:
Decolonized Art Colonies and Uncooperative Art Cooperatives: Expanding our Understanding of the Modern and Contemporary Art Collective
UAAC – Universities Art Association of Canada
Online 15-17 October 2020
Deadline: 31 Jul 2020
The term “art colony” typically conjures turn-of-the-twentieth-century rural enclaves where close- knit groups of genteel white male artists assembled to escape the challenges of modern Europe and North America. Art historians Karal Ann Marling (1977) and Margaret Werth (2007) have used the phrase “art colonizing” to align such phenomena—groups of artists who extract value from the land and people, converting them into cultural capital for export elsewhere—with colonial processes. This session seeks to bring together scholars who explore historic and/or contemporary art colonies, cooperatives, and collectives that exist outside of this characterisation. Papers might pose questions about intercultural, Indigenous, ethnic, immigrant, religious, regional, or international groups of artists; practices that recover and decolonize the land; collaborative art, design, and craft production; shared political ideas and activism; common financial systems, patronage, and academic or other institutional ties; mobility; or even unproductive art colonies.
We welcome papers about different materials, geographies, and theoretical approaches. As the 2020 UAAC conference will be virtual, opportunities for alternative formats abound.
We invite 300-word abstracts of the proposed papers to be sent along with a short academic CV to M. Elizabeth Boone (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Heather Caverhill (email@example.com) by July 31, 2020.
Submissions must include:
*the name of the applicant
*the applicant’s email address
*the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
*title of proposal
*a proposal (300 words maximum)
*a brief biography (150 words maximum)
Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC.
Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in
order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and
registration fees must be received by September 11, 2020. If submitting two proposals to UAAC, you must advise the chairs of both sessions.
See here for additional information and to access a Call for Papers form: https://uaac-aauc.com/conference/