CFP: The Art Museum in the Digital Age (Vienna, 10-11 Jan 19)

Vienna, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
10. – 11.01.2019
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
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Call for Papers: The Art Museum in the Digital Age

The foundation of innovative, future-oriented museum work is a continuous reflection of its institutional conditions and the questioning of the role of museums in the 21st century. This interdisciplinary symposium is devoted to an art-historical and media-theoretical debate on the systemic changes in the art museum type caused by the universal presence of the digital: Equally at stake are questions of institutional as well as public- and object-related variables.

Traditional core areas of a museum’s mission such as collecting, preserving, researching, educating, and exhibiting are increasingly permeated by digital expansions. Media transformations are promising the opening of museum walls and the barrier-free exchange with an increasingly diverse audience. The latter’s individual as well as collective experience of an art museum is also subject to fundamental alterations and adaptations. Continue reading “CFP: The Art Museum in the Digital Age (Vienna, 10-11 Jan 19)”

CFP: Where Computer Vision Meets Art (Munich, 8-14 Sep 18)

VISART IV “Where Computer Vision Meets Art”

4th Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis
In conjunction with the 2018 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig), Munich, Germany
Munich, September 09, 2018

Deadline: Jul 9, 2018

Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012, 2014 and 2016, we present the VISART IV workshop, in conjunction with the 2018 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018). VISART will continue its role as a forum for the presentation, discussion and publication of computer vision techniques for the analysis of art. In contrast with prior editions, VISART IV will expand its remit, offering two tracks for submission:

1. Computer Vision for Art – technical work (standard ECCV submission, 14 page excluding references) Continue reading “CFP: Where Computer Vision Meets Art (Munich, 8-14 Sep 18)”

New Article: M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

Abstract (DOI)

Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552)  Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London
Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552) Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London

The rush of activity among London’s auction houses in the first few weeks of summer has long been a familiar occurrence that persists even today. However, this intense seasonal concentration of sales was not always so. This paper draws on quantitative methods to explore the gradual emergence of a tightly scheduled auction season in London at the turn of the nineteenth century, focusing on the sale of paintings.

Continue reading “New Article: M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835”