CFP: American Art in the 1940s (Paris, 16-17 Apr 19)

Paris, April 16 – 17, 2019
Deadline: Feb 17, 2019

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American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet (L’Université Paris Diderot)

Professor of Art and Literature of the United States at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960-2018) was a historian of art and visual culture of the United States, who specialized in the history of photography. Among his numerous publications are La Naissance de l’idée de photographie (P.U.F., 2000), Photography and Literature (Reaktion Books, 2009), the anthology Agissements du rayon solaire (Presses de l’U de Pau, 2009), and the edited volume L’Amérique des images, Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis (Hazan/Paris Diderot, 2013).

In 1949, American philosophers John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley published Knowing and the Known, which laid out the fundamentals of transactionalism—a method of inquiry that emphasizes the collective and transactional nature of knowledge. In this view, the “transactional” is understood as an epistemological shift from the “interactional,” in which persons, objects, or ideas are organized as operating one upon another. Transactionalism challenges the notion of fixed causality, instead emphasizing a systematic approach to inquiry that locates its subject on the ever-dynamic nexus of space and time.

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CFP: Stedelijk Studies 9: Modernism in Migration

Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Stedelijk Studies 9 (Fall 2019):

Modernism in Migration: Relocating Artists, Objects and Institutions, 1900–1960

THEME OUTLINE
In the production and reception of art, processes of migration play a crucial role. This is particularly true for modernism and the historical avant-gardes of the twentieth century, when artists’ transnational networks and migrations across countries and continents greatly impacted artistic developments. Besides artists and agents such as art dealers and art historians, works of art and art institutions also migrated. For an upcoming issue of Stedelijk Studies, we invite scholars to explore forms of migration and their influence on the development and dissemination of modern art around the world from 1900–1960.

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CFP: A Matter of Access – Collections and their Visibility, London & Munich 22-25 June 2019

Organisers: Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Gáldy, Adriana Turpin (International Forum Collecting & Display)

Since its foundation in 2004, the international forum Collecting & Display has investigated numerous aspects of both collections and collectors. Such activity has taken place at regular seminars and at our conferences and has resulted in a number of publications. For June 2019 we plan an international conference at two venues: Munich (22.06.2019) and London (24 and 25.06.2019). Speakers and attendees are welcome to book either part of the conference separately or both as a package.

This conference aims to extend the discussion of the nature and pertinence of collections by focusing on the spaces in which they were displayed and how access to those spaces was controlled. By examining how collections were displayed, used and presented and who had access to these spaces, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of collections to their owners and of their significance to contemporaries. Topics to be discussed across the three conference days are the visibility and non-visibility of collections and how these – together with diverse modes of access – may have enhanced interest in collections.

We invite proposals that address the following issues:

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CFP: Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation (Paris, 13-14 Jun 19)

Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation
A Digital Approach of Visual Semantics

Co-organizers :
Ecole Normale supérieure, Université de Grenoble-Alpes/Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Purdue College of Liberal Arts.

Chairs :
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Paula Barreiro-Lopez, Catherine Dossin.

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Artl@s project, Artl@s are organizing an international conference on the digital approach to the circulation of images and forms.

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CFP: The Artistic Patronage in Central Europe (Warsaw, 19-21 Sep 19)

Warsaw/Warszawa, 19. – 21.09.2019
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Call for Papers
Artistic Patronage in Central Europe: From Private Foundations to State Art

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27. Tagung des Arbeitskreises deutscher und polnischer Kunsthistoriker und Denkmalpfleger, veranstaltet vom Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Warschau und dem Museum der Stadt Warschau (Muzeum Warszawy)

Kunstpatronage in Mitteleuropa zwischen Privatstiftung und Staatskunst

Die Geschichte der Kunst ist zum großen Teil eine Geschichte der Auftragserteilung. Privates Mäzenatentum bildete von je her eine unabdingbare Grundlage der Entwicklung von Architektur und Bildender Kunst. Daneben stehen von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart die Aufträge staatlicher und religiöser Institutionen, die immer auch auf die Etablierung einer “offiziellen Kunst” zielten. Mit dem Kunstmarkt und dem Auktions- und Galeriewesen etablierten sich seit dem 19. Jahrhundert neue Faktoren der Produktion und Distribution von Kunst.

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CFP: Encounters, Entanglements, and Exchanges (New Haven, 6 Apr 19)

Yale University, April 06, 2019
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

The Fifteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium
Encounters, Entanglements, and Exchanges

Points of encounter can occur across time and space. In the seventeenth century, Puebla blue-and-white pottery responded to East Asian porcelain while ceramic manufacturers in China adapted designs that catered to pan-American tastes. More recently, Carrie Mae Weems’s “The Hampton Project” reexamined a nineteenth-century vocational school that served as a cultural crossroads for formerly enslaved African Americans, American Indians, and white Americans to raise pressing questions of race, imperialism, and nationalism. These points of convergence between individuals, groups, places, and objects often instigate shifts in creative production with lasting and global resonances. The interaction of disparate cultures offers a rich nexus for artistic creation. Yet such encounters are also inseparable from the shifting dynamics of power that operate along gendered, racial, economic, and political lines. What can exchanges and entanglements reveal about the nature of encounter? How do encounters shape exchanges? In what ways do exchanges propagate new encounters?

The Fifteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium invites papers that interrogate the dialectical relationship between encounter and exchange and explore the legacies of cultural intersection. We invite submissions that address art across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, that engage a range of critical perspectives, and that speak to a variety of time periods and artistic practices.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

– Activism, coalition building, and the arts
– Micro-histories that address a specific instance of encounter
– Collaborations that problematize narratives of “influence” across social, cultural, or political hierarchies
– Impact of religious proselytization and conversion in the arts
– Gift exchange, diplomacy, and trade
– Appropriation, fetishism, and mimicry
– Contact zones, intersectionality, and peripheries
– Imbalanced power dynamics within systems of colonialism, racism, homophobia, or sexism
– Immigration, migrants, and refugees
– Authorship and ownership
– Tourism and travel narratives
– Global encounters with the notion of “Americanness”
– Networks created via technology, globalization, and media

Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 350 words along with a CV to americanist.symposium@gmail.com by February 1, 2019. Accepted participants will be notified in mid-February. Accommodations will be provided for all participants in New Haven, Connecticut.

CFP: CIHA Motion – Transformation (Florence, 1-6 Sep 19)

Florence, Italy, September 1 – 06, 2019
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

CIHA FLORENCE 2019 – MOTION: TRANSFORMATION

GENERAL AND PRATICAL INFORMATIONS

The CIHA Italia Committee invites proposals for 8 of the 9 Sessions of the 35° CIHA
World Congress Motion: Transformation
.
Provide a title, an abstract of 350 – 450 words in length, a short biographical note of
no more than 100 words, a CV, your institutional affiliation (if any), reference
letters from supervisors, a list of publications, etc. Please submit your
proposal uploading all documents as one PDF file at the following link: http://www.ciha-italia.it/florence2019/2018/04/07/upload-your-paper/

Please make sure the title is concise and reflects the contents of the paper, because the
title is what appears online, on social media and in the printed
programme.

Please name your submission file and clearly describe in your abstract the case and
the themes you intend to engage with. Your proposal is meant to be pertinent in
the topics of the Session you would like to participate in.

NOTE:

Young scholars, graduate students, PhD students and candidates have the opportunity to attend the Congress presenting a Paper or a Poster, qualifying for grants provided by the Getty Foundation – Los Angeles.

Applicants coming from low GDP countries worldwide are especially welcome.

If you are presenting a proposal for a
Paper, please remember that it is meant to be pertinent in the topics of
the Session you would like to participate in. If you apply for a Poster presentation
instead, it is not necessary to indicate a specific Session.

Applicants for the Getty Grants should not upload their proposals using the platform.

They are instead kindly asked to submit their proposals and documents sending an e-mail at the following address: firenze2019@ciha-italia.it and pointing out they are applying for the Getty
Foundation grants.

To the grant holders will be given more information once they will receive an
acknowledgement of receipt.

The awarded Papers and Posters will be published on the CIHA Italia Firenze 2019
website as content proceedings of the Congress.


Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2019


Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2019


Draft paper submission: in the two months prior to the conference the conveners
will be in contact with the Congress organizers and the Chairs to discuss draft
versions of their papers/posters.

Regarding
the Papers, the Congress organizers are aiming at 20 minutes
presentations + 10 minutes for debating.


Language differences will be accommodated as follows: everyone will be allowed
to speak in their own language, but an English version of their own
contribution is meant to be provided to the Congress organizers and will be
projected on a screen during each talk. Debates will be moderated in English.


CIHA plans to refund Speakers with a grant of about 500 € that will be handed
at their arrival in Florence.

-The registration fee for Speakers is of 150 €.
It includes congress kit, participation in all the sessions, Opening
cocktail and keynote speeches. More information on terms of payment will be
given soon.

-The registration fee for young scholars, PhD students and graduated students is of
80 €.

-Travel and accommodation: travel organization will be up to each Speaker, as well as
the accommodation option (the CIHA Italia Committee Secretariat will provide
soon a list of suggestions). It is expected
that candidates are able to seek funding in their own country to cover travel
and accommodation expenses.

For any further information please contact us using the following email address: firenze2019@cihaitalia.it