CFP: Exhibition Histories from the 17th century to the present (Hydra, 5-8 Sep 19)

Athens School of Fine Arts & Hydra 21, September 5 – 08, 2019
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019

The seminar series Exhibition Histories from the 17th century to the present and its parallel events will include presentations focused on the histories of temporary exhibitions, with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical and historical approaches to this topic. The histories of exhibitions have been attracting the interest of a steadily growing number of researchers in recent years. Today, the histories of exhibitions are recognized as significant tools for art history and have played a formative role in recent developments within the discipline.

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CFP: Der Kuenstler als Buchhalter (Irsee, 27-29 Mar 20)

Schwabenakademie Irsee, 27. – 29.03.2020
Deadline: Sep 16, 2019

Der Künstler als Buchhalter: Serielle Aufzeichnungen zu Leben und Werk

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

Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, June 26 – 28, 2019

Arts Patronage in Modern America: An International Conference

Sponsored by: Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Terra Foundation for American Art, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, and the British Association for American Studies.

This interdisciplinary conference will feature papers by emerging and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with American arts patronage from the early twentieth century to the present day.

On Wednesday 26 June, from 15.00-16.30, John R. Blakinger, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art, University of Oxford, will deliver his plenary, ‘“To Remain Silent Is To Be Complicit”: Arts Funding in the Trump Era’. https://tinyurl.com/y2rrhtay

On Thursday 27 June, from 15.00-16.30, Mary Anne Goley, Founding Director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board will deliver her plenary, ‘Playing By the Rules, How I Directed the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board, 1975 thru 2006’. https://tinyurl.com/y6m7u8eq

Both of the above plenaries are free and open to the public. Registration is via Eventbrite, short links above.

Panel presentations will be held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, from 9.30-14.30 on Wednesday 26 June, from 9.15-14.30 on Thursday 27 June, and from 9.15-12.45 on Friday 28 June.

A special panel of distinguished expert practitioners will also weigh in on the current state of American cultural diplomacy.

The conference will close with a drinks reception and a three course dinner at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, starting at 19.00 on Friday 28 June.

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ANN: Institute of Art and Law Courses 2019 – UK and Australia

  • The Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections will run over three days in London from 24 to 26 June 2019 and in Sydney from 17 to 19 July 2019 . This course will teach you everything you need to know about IP in the context of art and collections management.
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CONF: Dynamics of Mediterranean Artistic Interaction (Valletta, 10 Apr 19)

Valletta campus, University of Malta, Malta, April 10, 2019

“Dynamics of Mediterranean Artistic Interaction in the Late Medieval and Renaissance Periods” will once again be the theme of the second edition of the international conference being organised by the University of Malta’s Department of Art and Art History to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th April 2019 at the Auditorium of the University of Malta Valletta Campus.

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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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