CFP: The Exhibition: Histories, Practices and Politics (Revista de História da Arte 2019)

THE EXHIBITION: HISTORIES, PRACTICES AND POLITICS

will be the next issue of Revista de História da Arte (IHA-FCSH-NOVA)

Deadline: Jul 31, 2018

Exhibitions have become, at least since the 1990s, particularly attractive case studies to museologists, cultural researchers and art historians. The growing interest in the history and theory of exhibitions has promoted a relevant national and international discussion, fruitfully crossing academic, artistic and museological contexts. Within the frame of museum studies, the specific field of exhibitions histories is still expanding, also challenging and reshaping important art historical frontiers and methodologies. At the same time, museums are critically re-evaluating their exhibitionary heritage in an unprecedented way: projects like multimedia archives, catalogues raisonés of exhibitions, virtual and physical restaging of exhibitions, etc., promote particular forms of disseminating, documenting and recovering the histories and memories of meaningful exhibition events.

Such wide and complex movement of “remembering exhibitions,” to use Reesa Greenberg’s words, demonstrates how the exhibition is defining a rich and manifold field of inquiry and research. Thus, a comprehensive investigation of exhibitions and their impacts proves necessary, given that the analysis of exhibitions’ histories, images, critiques, voices and circulations can importantly contribute to broadening the grounds of museum studies, art history, visual theory, cultural studies, photographic history, intermedial and digital cultures. Continue reading “CFP: The Exhibition: Histories, Practices and Politics (Revista de História da Arte 2019)”

CFP: Exhibition Databases (Vienna, 14-16 Jun 18)

Vienna, June 14 – 16, 2018
Deadline: Mar 2, 2018

exhibitions.univie.ac.at

Workshop: Exhibition Databases

From 14th to 16th June 2018, the research project “Exhibitions of Modern European Paintings 1905-1915” will be hosting a workshop in Vienna. In this project we are building an open-access database compiling exhibitions and all accompanying information that showed modern painting, mainly in Europe, between 1905 and 1915. The objective of the database is to visualise and thus trace the chronology and geography of new art forms and “-isms” that were, at the beginning of the 20th century, often founded within and/or spread via the context of art exhibitions. The database will be accessible online by the end of 2018. The project is directed by Prof. Raphael Rosenberg at the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna, and is funded by the Austrian Science Fund. For further details please visit exhibitions.univie.ac.at. Continue reading “CFP: Exhibition Databases (Vienna, 14-16 Jun 18)”