Belonging and Detachment | Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture

13-15 November 2019

Belonging and Detachment: Representing Musical Identity in Visual Culture

The 19th International Conference of Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) will be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart (Australia), 13-15 November 2019.

Musicians and artists rarely operate in complete isolation. Throughout history they have negotiated power structures and geographical circumstances, and these factors remain influential in the digital age.

The 19th International Conference of Association RIdIM seeks to examine the ways in which musicians and artists experience ‘belonging’ and ‘detachment’ – be it socially, politically, geographically, artistically, aesthetically and/or philosophically. The primary concern of the conference is how such experiences impact upon the representation of musical identity in visual culture.

As the current global crisis of mass migration and displacement highlights many different experiences of belonging and detachment, Association RIdIM invites submissions on all aspects of this theme relating to the representation of musical identity in visual culture. It hopes to foster a dialogue between scholars and practitioners and calls for paper proposals from diverse participants including musicologists, art historians and theorists, curators, performers, composers and artists.

Topics related to the conference theme might include:

  • The Other and Otherness
  • Centre and Periphery
  • Migration, Displacement, Diaspora
  • Multiculturalism, Cultural Pluralism and Transculturalism
  • Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
  • Music, Class and Power
  • Networks and Patronage
  • Artistic Hierarchies
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Considerations on Music Iconography as a Discipline
  • Music, Art and Empathy

The 19th International Conference of Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) will be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart (Australia), from 13 to 15 November 2019.

Contact Details for further information: Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM).
Badergasse 9, CH-8001
Zurich

www.ridim.org

association@ridim.org