ANN: Invited researchers at INHA in 2020, Paris

Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris, January 01, 2020
Deadline: Mar 30, 2019

Invitation de chercheurs à l’INHA en 2020

L’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), à Paris, est un institut public de recherche et une bibliothèque spécifiquement dédiée à l’histoire de l’art. Pour l’année 2020, afin d’encourager les échanges nationaux et internationaux, l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) accueillera des chercheurs/euses, pour une durée comprise entre 1 et 3 mois. La priorité sera accordée aux chercheurs/euses confirmés/ées, qu’ils/elles soient affiliés/ées à un établissement ou indépendants.

Les chercheurs/euses intéressés/ées doivent prendre contact avec la direction du département (der-dir @ et le cas échéant  avec la direction de la bibliothèque (info-bibliotheque @ et parallèlement télécharger leur candidature en ligne.

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CFP: High & Low (Paris, 27 Oct 2018)

Symposium “High and Low”

Call for papers
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Paris, INHA, October 27, 2018
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

Marges n°29

In recent times, the traditional distinction between “high” and “low” art forms appears to be quite old fashioned. One has the impression, however, that some implicit hierarchies remain, regarding the division between “authentic” art and the rest —even when artistic merits’ scales are contested in different contexts. It has to do, among other things, with the common understanding of the notion of “art” itself, seen in laudatory terms (Schaeffer; 1996), a quality that enhances ordinary artefacts and rescues them from their usual and trivial aspect. Indeed, some “professionals”—aestheticians or art critics— have often the task of classifying art products, following the idea that they should or should not be called art. The question of merit, regarding the arts, has to do with the promulgation of aesthetic or artistic judgments, as well as moral ones. At the same time, specialists don’t seem to decide or deliberate solely over philosophical discussions; their activity has also consequences, directly or indirectly, on the repartition of “precious resources” of all kinds (Becker; 1982): concert halls, museum spaces, funding, grants, positions, etc. Continue reading “CFP: High & Low (Paris, 27 Oct 2018)”

CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17)

International Symposium
Institut National d’Histoire de l’art (INHA)
Paris, 07. – 08.09.2017

Org. Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.


7 September 2017

2.oo pm / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Continue reading “CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17)”