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2019

Vitalist Modernism

Session Convenors Fae Brauer, University of East London Centre for Cultural Studies Research Serena Keshavjee, University of Winnipeg Cultural Studies Program Session Abstract Faced with ‘a queasy sickening feeling that all was not right’, by the fin-de-siècle many Modernists in... Read More...

Visual Solidarities: Crossing borders in aesthetic practices

Session Convenors Mary Ikoniadou, Manchester Metropolitan University Zeina Maasri, University of Brighton Session Abstract This session examines the often side-lined, post-1945 histories, trajectories and methodologies of visual production and circulation that express and constitute relations of solidarity. It builds on... Read More...

Urban Dislocations and the Architecture of Diasporas (1900 – present)

Session Convenors Ralph Ghoche, Barnard College, Columbia University Ignacio G. Galán, Barnard College, Columbia University Session Abstract Cities tend to be chronicled by the achievements of the dominant cultures that were responsible for their rise. Often lost in these narratives,... Read More...

Uneasy Queer Art Histories

Session Convenor Greg Salter, University of Birmingham Session Abstract In the UK in 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales was marked with celebratory media coverage, academic publications, and high-profile exhibitions (including Tate’s... Read More...

The Non-Medium Specificity of ‘Graphicality’

Session Convenor Nathan J Timpano, University of Miami Session Abstract Writing in the 1840s, the celebrated American Gothic author Edgar Allan Poe coined the term ‘graphicality’ to describe the manner in which his short stories could ‘paint’ striking, or even... Read More...

The Artist Interview: An interdisciplinary approach to its history, process and dissemination

Session Convenors Lucia Farinati, Kingston University, London Jennifer Thatcher, University of Edinburgh Session Abstract There is no history of the artist interview as a critical genre in its own right. Rather, it has been underplayed as a journalistic tool, or... Read More...

Survey Style: Landscape photography across the globe

Session Convenors Erin Hyde Nolan, Maine College of Art Sophie Junge, University of Zurich Session Abstract In the second half of the 19th century, photographic processes and the popularity of landscape representations evolved simultaneously. It is, therefore, not surprising that... Read More...

Stranger Things: Locating design in science fiction and fantasy films

Session Convenors Sally-Anne Huxtable National Museums Scotland Robyne Calvert The Glasgow School of Art Session Abstract Inspired by the repeated deployment of designers and architects such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Carlo Bugatti in in science fiction... Read More...

Slowness and Suffering: Critical approaches to temporalities of violence

Session Convenors Suzannah Victoria  Beatrice Henty, University of Melbourne Maria Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences, Paris Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani, University of York Session Abstract The accelerated pace of life, along with rapid technological transformations, are often experienced as... Read More...

Sexuality in the Field of Encounter: The aesthetic topographies of eros

Session Convenor Edward Bacal, University of Toronto Session Abstract The experience of sexuality – including erotic sensation, desire, fantasy, and companionship – is traditionally understood as something interior. Conventional knowledge locates sexuality inside the subject’s phenomenological horizon, the body’s physical... Read More...

Rereading Photography Theory of the Eighties

Session Convenors Jean Baird Nottingham Trent School of Art & Design Jonathan P Watts Independent Scholar Session Abstract Three years ago, in an article titled ‘The World’s Most Amazing 100% Awesome Photography Theory’, published in the journal Photographies, the academic... Read More...

Recovering the Ritual Object in Medieval and Early Modern Art

Session Convenors Catriona Murray, University of Edinburgh Halle O’Neal, University of Edinburgh Session Abstract In the medieval and early modern worlds, ritual served as a legitimising process, a dynamic mechanism for mediating a transference or transformation of status. Objects played... Read More...

Public Sculpture in the Expanded Field

Session Convenors Martina Droth, Yale Center for British Art Sarah Victoria Turner, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Session Abstract Is public sculpture part of the ‘expanded field’? In its forms, public sculpture is largely governed by persistent... Read More...

Pedagogy and Practice in the Long 1960s

Session Convenor Briley Rasmussen, University of Florida Session Abstract While art histories have increasingly taken account of the dynamics of play and participation in art of the 1960s, the impact of pedagogical thought and theory on the artistic production and... Read More...

Occult Performances and Reflections: The everyday occult in visual culture

Session Convenors Michelle Foot, University of Edinburgh Lucy Weir, University of Edinburgh Session Abstract The occult – the hidden – has been prevalent in various art forms for centuries. Christopher Partridge coined the term ‘occulture’ in 2004 in an effort... Read More...

Notate, Document, Score: Body culture & visual culture

Session Convenors Paisid Aramphongphan, De Montfort University Hyewon Yoon, University of New Hampshire Session Abstract This session will examine the intersections of body culture and visual culture across time, encompassing notation, performance and experimental scores, photographic documentation, film, and other... Read More...

Modern(ist) Objects? The ‘objet trouvé’ in the 18th and 19th centuries

Session Convenors Molly Duggins, National Art School, Sydney Freya Gowrley, University of Edinburgh Session Abstract Marcel Duchamp’s series of ‘readymades’, particularly the infamous Fountain of 1917, are often viewed as heralding a watershed moment in the history of art. Produced... Read More...

Landscapes of the Everyday

Session Convenor Catherine Jolivette, Missouri State University Session Abstract What is landscape? The visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal? A picture representing an area of countryside? The genre of landscape painting?... Read More...

Keeping Painting in its Place: The refusal of the expanded field

Session Convenors Joanne Crawford, University of Leeds Sarah Kate Wilson, Artist Session Abstract Whilst the proliferation of media and alternative spaces of/for art has allowed sculpture to become an important player within the ‘expanded field’, it seems that painting remains... Read More...

Art Historiography in the Expanded Field

Session Convenor Samuel Bibby, Association for Art History Session Abstract ‘A Museum of Language in the Vicinity of Art’, Robert Smithson’s well-known intervention from 1968, sought to align the contemporary practice of artists’ writings with the production of art itself.... Read More...
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