CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17)

International Symposium
Institut National d’Histoire de l’art (INHA)
Paris, 07. – 08.09.2017

Org. Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.


7 September 2017

2.oo pm / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Session 1: Social encounters: production, practice and value

2.3o pm / Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh)
Working for the Man: Richard Serra at the Kaiser Steel Company

3.15 pm / Estelle Zhong (Sciences Po, Paris)
Use value vs. financial value in participatory art today: redefining disinterestedness

4.oo pm / David Hodge (Art Academy, London)
Commodification as Social Form: Vito Acconci, Conceptual Art and the Aesthetics of ‘Art Practice’

4.45 pm / Break

5.oo pm / Isabelle Graw (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main)
The Value of Painting

5.45 pm / Discussion

8 September 2017

Session 2: Time Encounters: preservation, destruction and value

9.15 am / Lucia Allais (Princeton University)
“Stones Also Die”: UNESCO and the Culturalization of Exchange in African Museums, 1960-1975

10.00 am / Cristian Nae (George Enescu University of Arts)
Ruinophilia? On the economy of time in contemporary post-socialist art

10.45 am / Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Face-to-Face. African Studio Photography and Contemporary Art

11.30 am / Break

11.45 am / Taous Dahmani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
“Capitalism + racism = The Trophies of Empire”. Keith Piper and British néo-capitalism

12.30 pm / Discussion

1.00 pm / Break

Session 3: Spatial encounters: exchange, commerce and value

2.30 pm / Maggie Cao (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Speaking Currency in the Terraqueous Globe

3.15 pm / Ian McLean (University of Wollongong)
Reciprocal politics: the post-contact economy of Yolngu art

4.00 pm / Niko Vicario (Amherst College)
The Trading Zones of Latin American Art, circa 1943

4.45 pm / Break

5.00 pm / Alexander Alberro (Columbia University)

5.45 pm / Discussion

Institut National d’Histoire de l’art
Galerie Colbert
Entrée par le 6 rue des Petits Champs – 75002 Paris Salle Vasari (1er étage)
Entrée libre

Alliance (Columbia University), the Power Institute (University of Sydney), HiCSA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) & Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17). In: H-ArtHist, Jul 22, 2017.