CFP: Session at Female Agency in the Arts (New York, 26-27 Jun 18)

Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

Christie’s Education Academic Conference
Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
June 26 – 27, 2018

Deadline: Dec 22, 2017

Following the success of the 250-anniversary conference held in London in July 2016, Christie’s Education is organizing its second academic conference on the theme of women in the arts (www.christies.com/exhibitions/christies-education-conference-celebrating-female-agency-arts).

Call for Papers for the session: Women Art Dealers (1940-1990)

Session Chair: Caterina Toschi

The session analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of art market between the 1940s and the 1980s. The panel examines the work of those women who promoted art between different countries and continents thus developing an international form of market that anticipated the current global model. Paula Cooper, Peggy Guggenheim, Beatrice Monti della Corte, Betty Parsons, Martha Jackson, Denise René, Lia Rumma, Ileana Sonnabend are just some of the protagonists of an intense period of artistic promotion characterised by renewed marketing strategies and new uses of gallery space. Without advocating an alternative history of market, the session aims to consider women art dealers’ diverse contributions to arts addressing the following topics: Continue reading “CFP: Session at Female Agency in the Arts (New York, 26-27 Jun 18)”

CFP: Women Art Dealers (1940-1990)

Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
Christie’s Education Academic Conference, New York, June 2018

Call for Papers
Women Art Dealers (1940-1990)
Session Chair: Caterina Toschi

The session analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of art market between the 1940s and the 1980s. The panel examines the work of those women who promoted art between different countries and continents thus developing an international form of market that anticipated the current global model. Paula Cooper, Peggy Guggenheim, Beatrice Monti della Corte, Betty Parsons, Martha Jackson, Denise René, Lia Rumma, Ileana Sonnabend are just some of the protagonists of an intense period of artistic promotion characterised by renewed marketing strategies and new uses of gallery space. Without advocating an alternative history of market, the session aims to consider women art dealers’ diverse contributions to arts addressing the following topics:

  • International networks of women art dealers in both the United States and Europe
  • Women art dealers’ role in the birth of global art market
  • History of exhibitions: new forms of exhibition design
  • Gender solidarity in art promotion
  • The importance of female economic autonomy and purchasing power in affirming feminist culture
  • Mapping women art dealers’ archives
  • Female editorial projects and graphics (catalogues, artist books, posters and invitations)
  • Women art dealers and men colleagues
  • Aspects of the role of women art dealers in art fairs and biennales
  • Women art dealers and art collecting.

Paper proposals should be sent by email to Caterina Toschi (caterina.toschi@unicas.it) by December 22, 2017. Proposals should include:

Abstract (500 words) with short bibliography and a biography (250 words).

Authors will be notified of acceptance by January 12, 2018.
Speakers will be asked to submit an advanced draft of their final paper by April 27, 2018.

Photo: Beatrice Monti della Corte, Galleria dell’Ariete. Photo: Ugo Mulas.

L: Denise Vernerey-Laplace (EHESS): ‘Denise René and the Fight for Abstraction. Promoting Abstract Aesthetics (1944-2012)’, 8 March, Paris

galerie denise rené, 196 Boulevard saint germain Paris 7
Denise René

Denise Vernerey-Laplace (EHESS): ‘Denise René and the Fight for Abstraction. Promoting Abstract Aesthetics (1944-2012)’, 8 March, Paris.

In 1944, a young women called Denise René opened a gallery in her apartment-boutique, rue La Boétie. Little did she know then that her engagement in political and intellectual debates would lead her to vigorously support abstraction and cinetism for fifty years. Her ‘Operation Klar Form’, first organized for Liège in 1951, would over the course of its stations in European capitals take abstraction to the art market, setting the path for the abstract aesthetics of Vasarely, Calder, Tinguely, Agam, Bury, Soto, Schoeffer, as well as widening the spectrum of the kinetic arts in Germany, Venezuela, Argentina, and Spain.

Denise René died at the age of 99, on 9 July 2013. She was active until the very last days of her life. A verbally outspoken person, she hoisted the flag for abstract aesthetics and Op Art with her galleries at rue La Boétie, the Marais, and Saint-Germain.

Venue: GREMA – Groupe de recherche sur le marché de l’art
8 March 2017
5-7pm
Centre Malher de l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
9 rue Malher, salle 106
(M° Saint-Paul)

L: Lecture Series GREMA – Groupe de Recherches sur le Marché de l’Art, Paris 2016-2017

Lecture Series of GREMA (Groupe de Recherches sur le Marché de l’Art), 2016-2017

The Research Group on Art Markets brings together researchers from various disciplines (anthropology, economics, geography, history, art history, sociology). The monthly seminar, open to the public, is a space for discussion and collaboration, mixing presentation of current research, inventory of sources and methods, and construction of collective projects to fill the gaps in our scientific knowledge in the field.

Contact : Julie Verlaine 

Open Lecture, free entry, but limited spaces available

6-8pm 

Venue: Salle 409 (4e étage), Centre Malher de l’Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, 9 rue Malher (Metro: St Paul)

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