CFP: Researchers in Theory and History of the Arts (Buenos Aires, 17-19 Oct 18)

Buenos Aires, October 17 – 19, 2018
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

[Spanish version below]

The Argentine Center for Art Researchers (CAIA) convenes the IV Meeting of Young Researchers in Theory and History of the Arts. The event will take place on October 17, 18 and 19, 2018 in the autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Among the objectives of the CAIA is the promotion, dissemination and circulation of research in the arts. In keeping with these purposes, the call is aimed at researchers in training, with undergraduate degrees in course or completed, master’s and doctoral students who are currently studying their postgraduate studies. The Encuentro is proposed as a space for critical debate for individual or group research, inserted at the same time in the broadest debates in the history of the arts, their theories and their methods.

Thematic areas

Practices and circuits
– Collecting, consumption and art market.
– Criticism and cultural journalism.
– Processes of artistic institutionalization: academies, workshops and training of artists; exhibition spaces, market, exchange and circulation of the arts.
– Art and public space.
– Art, religion and sacredness.

Theories and methodological approaches
– Historiography and methodology problems.
– Discussions about the category of work of art, aesthetic object and image.
– Problems of materialities, languages, genres and representation.
– Images and visual culture: the image, its means of reproduction and supports
– Art, body and gender issues.
– Art and politics: history, memory and visual discourses. Continue reading “CFP: Researchers in Theory and History of the Arts (Buenos Aires, 17-19 Oct 18)”

CFP: Collecting: modus operandi (Lisbon, 14-16 Feb 19)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
February 14 – 16, 2019

Deadline: Mar 15, 2018

In 2019 the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library will have been open for 50 years. Gulbenkian is well known as Mr 5%, who wanted ‘only the best’, but this conference seeks to go beyond the biographical, or the anecdote, and to consider Gulbenkian in the light of his wider context. We particularly seek papers which reflect new research into the ways in which collectors worked, their networks, and their relationship with their collection, its accessibility and its future. We welcome papers which go beyond single-case studies of individual owners, seeking instead more transversal studies into how collectors worked and how they reflected the period in which they lived. We also hope to cast new light on the collecting of non-Western materials, especially the decorative arts of the Middle East.  Researchers with specific need of the Gulbenkian archives may be awarded financial support to make this possible. Continue reading “CFP: Collecting: modus operandi (Lisbon, 14-16 Feb 19)”