STIP: PhD Scholarship in 21st Century Art in London

Gasworks & London South Bank University

Application deadline: Jun 20, 2018

Transnational Art Practices and Online Networks in the 21st Century

This is a three-year, EU/UK only funded, full-time PhD scholarship. Collaborating partners: Gasworks, CSNI (The Centre for the Study of the Networked Image) and RCA (Royal College of Art).

The selected candidate will undertake a three-year research project, with either a practice-based or discursive-based methodology, involving situated practice at Gasworks, leading to the submission of a thesis/portfolio submission in 2021.

Project Description

This doctoral research post will consider how artists and curators in art residency programmes are engaging with and being shaped by 21st century global conditions of mobility and communication, by asking how artistic and curatorial practices are interacting with new online networked practices to create transnational networks of global association and diverse collectivities. Centrally the research is keen to explore the potential of new relationships opened up by online art and curatorial practices as well as the deployment of online communication in International partnerships.

The research will bring to light the ways in which networks create new forms of transnational cultural value through a detailed examination of the innovative working relationships between international artists, curators, art organisations working within embedded urban geographies and online. The aim of the research is to support Gasworks achieve a greater understanding of its present practices and to inform Gasworks present trajectory and future strategies.

The objectives of the research are:

  • To critically evaluate Gasworks’ Triangle international art network
  • To work with artists, theorists, curators and technologists on modelling open and cooperative networks for contemporary transnational art
  • To understand the relationship between transnational art practices and contemporary urban culture

Potential questions include:

  • How might online curating relate to Gasworks’ commissioning processes and how could online networks bring new practices to light?
  • What can be learned from Gasworks’ international network of arts organisations as a contribution to the public arts field and how might it impact upon wider public arts policy and practice?
  • What is the significance of London for the growth of contemporary transnational art practices?
  • How is Gasworks’ international art programme relevant to the everyday experience of the city?

Please contact Andrew Dewdney on dewdnea@lsbu.ac.uk if you have any questions or visit the link below.

To apply, please visit UK Pass https://pgapp.ukpass.ac.uk/ukpasspgapp/login.jsp and select LSBU (code L75), then code P052639 for this PhD selecting the 36 month, full time option. Please quote reference PGR014 along with the title of the PhD and your research proposal on the Supplementary Question section, box 4.

Further Details: www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=98100

Reference: STIP: PhD Scholarship in 21st Century Art in London. In: ArtHist.net, Jun 9, 2018. <https://arthist.net/archive/18369>.

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
#BAMVAM2017

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.)

SUBMISSIONS
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: blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

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 blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

For more information about the Black Artists and Modernism project, please visit http://www.blackartistsmodernism.co.uk/

For more information about the Van Abbemuseum, please visit https://vanabbemuseum.nl/en/

 

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