Preserving art? Challenges and chances of the artists’ estates in Switzerland

Kunst erhalten? Herausforderungen und Chancen von Künstlernachlässen in der Schweiz 

1.-2. September 2017
FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Freilager-Platz 1, CH-4023 Basel

Fees: 1 day CHF 70, 2 days CHF 120. Concessions for members of visarte: 1 day CHF 40, 2 days CHF 60.
Please register by 14. August 2017tagungssekretariat@gmail.com.
Spaces are limited, registration on a first come-first serve basis. Registrations after 20 August 2017 will be charged CHF 40 extra.

In the Autumn of 2007 the conference Repository Museum? Strategies for artists’ estates [Endlager Museum? Strategien im Umgang mit Künstlernachlässen] was organized by the Kunstmuseum Thurgau together with visarte.schweiz and the Association of Swiss Museums (VMS), which initiated a broad discussion of artists’ estates for the first time. 10 years later the Campus der Künste in Basel brings together specialists to discuss the still urgent topic. Lectures, workshops and talks will explore the developments of the past decade. What is today’s status of preserving estates? Which individual projects were realised? What needs to follow suit?

The symposium organized by the Swiss Institute of Art Science (SIK-ISEA), visarte.schweiz, ARTexperts and the Christoph Merian Foundation is intended to stimulate a varied discussion among artists, estate owners and executives executives, as well as all other committed art business practitioners.

During the conference SIK-ISEA will release its new guide to Artistic Estates.

CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

RSA New Orleans 2018
Northerners in Italy: Negotiating Style, Art Markets, and Comunità
Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Sponsored Session

 

The lure of Italy enticed hundreds of northern European artists to cross the Alps during the early modern period in search of artistic inspiration and fame in centers such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. How these artists negotiated their new surroundings, however, depended upon economic and social factors specific to each particular center. Recent studies focused upon artistic migration, emerging art academies, and expanding art markets in Italy have highlighted how complex and mercurial this process could be. However, a broader study that identifies consistent patterns concerning artistic mobility is still needed. This session seeks to address this lacuna, probing further the process of acclimation for northern European artists in Italy and the effect of travel on artistic practice and theory.

We invite proposals that consider the following:
– The role of networks in Italy for supporting foreign artists; and how these networks may have shifted and changed over time and within particular regions.
– The significance of community between local and foreign, including institutions and organizations.
– The meaning and nature of acclimation processes, such as negotiation, synthesis, integration, and assimilation.
– The effect of travel on artistic production, including experimentation with new techniques, materials, and styles in various contexts and centers.
– The art markets in Italy, and the role of northern European artists in their expansion and professionalization.
– The relationship between travel, mobility, and artistic theory in northern Europe and Italy during the early modern period.
– Artistic identity and identity formation among foreign artists and communities.

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers and must include a title, abstract of no more than 150 words, keywords, a C.V. of 300 words (no prose), and a short bio. Speakers will need to be members of RSA at the time of the conference.

Please send your submission to Erin Downey (edowney1@swarthmore.edu) and Sophia Quach McCabe (sqmccabe@umail.ucsb.edu) by 22 May 2017. Applicants will be notified before 1 June.

Reference:
CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18). In: H-ArtHist, May 15, 2017 (accessed May 18, 2017).