Open call for participation in the thematic issue

Cultural Translation in Artistic Contexts

Guest Editors: Modesta Di Paola
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in The Global Age: New Methodologies, Concepts, and Analytic Scopes – CCAV / Art, Part III. R + D Project (I +D +I HAR 2016-75100-P)

Art Globalization Interculturality, R + D Project (AGI/ART II: 2017 SGR 577)

PI: Dr.a Anna Maria Guasch

Abstract reception deadline: October 30, 2018
Article submission deadline: February 15, 2019

The Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art is an indexed journal and an open access publication focusing on visuality, contemporary artistic practice, and intercultural conflict through a global perspective. It is associated to the Art, Globalization, Interculturality (AGI) research group at the Department of Art History, University of Barcelona.

Recently critical theories and contemporary artistic practices use the concept of “visual translation” in the process of transmission and reception of contemporary art. The interest in translation, from a transcultural and global perspective, has brought about new approaches to historical artefacts in art history research, leading to an ever-increasing dissolution of boundaries between the various disciplines of art history. Many theories bring Art History, Political Philosophy, Visual Studies, and Translation Studies together to shape a new methodology. Nevertheless, the concept of translation has been articulated as a hermeneutical means to understand the complexity of contemporary works of art in which text and image coexist. It is also true that recent intuitions – especially coming from world art theorists – aimed to establish connections between arts and translation. Yet within critic theory there has never been a concrete research work with the purpose to identify the status quaestionis of a long-time neglected but crucial topic: visual translation. Continue reading “CFP: JOURNAL OF GLOBAL STUDIES AND CONTEMPORARY ART, REG/AC, Vol. 5 (2018)”

JOB: Gallery Assistant, Munich

artgallery.munich is now looking for a Gallery assistant
Application deadline: Nov 20, 2017

(German version below)

Job: Gallery assistant, permanent position, 4 days a week, unlimited

Tasks: Assistance in daily gallery work, consulting and sales, organising of  exhibitions, administrative activities, daily office tasks, research and database maintenance, preparation of price lists, offers and texts.

Please send applications by email to

The artgallery.munich was newly founded in the summer of 2017 and is located in Munich’s city center at Kardinal-Döpfner-Straße 5.
The first opening on 24.10.17 – with works by Jorinde Voigt, Alisa Margolis and Anna Fasshauer – was already a great success. The artgallery.munich will feature a program of four changing exhibitions a year, raising a spectrum from contemporary art to classic modernism. Young and established positions of contemporary art are put into dialogue with printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture and media works from the existing Frohwitter collection.

For further information about the job requirements please read on in German or contact

Kardinal-Döpfner-Str. 5
80333 München
+49 (0)89 28804829

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L.: Anne Luther, Collecting Contemporary Art: Data Visualization in Qualitative Research

The Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies cordially invites you to attend the upcoming lecture of Dr. Anne Luther.

Monday, 15/05/2017

Dr. Anne Luther, New York/Berlin

Collecting Contemporary Art: Data Visualization in Qualitative Research

The lecture begins at 18:15 and is held in Room A 111, Architecture Building
of the TU, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin.

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5 Travel Grants to Art Basel for German Museum Curatorial Assistants

Basel, 13. – 15.06.2017
Application deadline: Nov 28, 2017

The Junge Freundeskreis der Kulturstiftung der Länder invites applications for five travel grants to the 48th Art Basel 2017.

It supports five emerging scholars in art history to travel to Art Basel between 13-15 June 2017. This offer is exclusive to curatorial assistants (Volontäre) in German Museums.
A grant covers travel costs, accommodation, the day passes to the fair as well as a small amount for expenses. In exchange successful applicants will write a final report about their experience at Art Basel.

Further information, the program and instructions about the application process in German can be found here.

Freundeskreis der Kulturstiftung der Länder
Herrn Prof. Dr. Frank Druffner
Lützowplatz 9
10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 89 36 35 – 19

Reference: STIP: 5 Reisestipendien zur 48. Art Basel. In: H-ArtHist, Feb 7, 2017 (accessed Feb 8, 2017).

Thibault Bissirier: ‘A new generation of collectors? – « Une nouvelle génération de collectionneurs ? »

‘A new generation of collectors? Motivations and behaviors of young collectors of contemporary art in France’

Lecture by Thibault Bissirier (École du Louvre)

This lecture will present the first results of M. Bissirier’s study, which focuses on young collectors of contemporary art in France, distinguishing the motivations that drives them and their acquisition behaviors in order to detect continuities and differences with the previous generation. (presented in French)

January 11, 6pm

GREMA – Groupe de recherche sur le marché de l’art; Salle 409 du Centre Malher (9 rue Malher, métro Saint-Paul)

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BOOK OUT NOW: Julie Verlaine, Daniel Templon : une histoire d’art contemporain, Flammarion 2016

BOOK OUT NOW: Julie Verlaine, Daniel Templon : une histoire d’art contemporain, Flammarion 2016. 413pp, 200 ill., 35,00 €.

French version below


When Daniel Templon opened his gallery in 1966, the art trade of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – defined by dealers such as Kahnweiler, Durand-Ruel and Vollard – had changed profoundly. New York and American art had arrived to make a big splash in the history of art. Daniel Templon is a pioneer of a new generation that seized on this expanding horizon to reinvent the profession of the gallerist. Thus, the trajectory of his gallery offers a breathtaking reflection not only of the history of art in the second half of the 20th century but also of the socio-cultural and economic changes in the world of contemporary art.

This book by Julie Verlaine is the result of a sustained historical investigation, exploring the rich archives and the abundance of printed documentation. It offers a detailed reconstruction of the gallery’s activities and takes stock of developments that have marked its existence and the contemporary international artistic landscape. The story of these fifty years is enriched by the gallery owner’s personal account of his meetings with Catherine Millet at the age of twenty and his discoveries of great contemporary artists such as César, Ben Vautier, Carl Andre, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol or Helmut Newton. It thus gives the keys to the story but also reflects the atypical route that made Templon a privileged witness of the artistic, economic and political transformations of the last fifty years. The book is divided into three parts that correspond to the three ages of the gallery: its birth (1966-1972), growth (1970-1980) and maturity (since 1990).

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