Association for Art History | New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement

New Voices 2017-18: Art and Movement, University of Birmingham, 11 January 2018

New Voices is the Association for Art History’s annual one-day event that showcases new postgraduate research about art, art history and visual culture. New Voices 2018 will focus on Art and Movement, and will mark 20 years of hearing New Voices for art history.

Call for Papers
Whether moved by force, trade or choice, art and artists rarely remain static. Particularly in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, globalised systems of travel, communication, and trade have meant that art and the art world are evidently more mobile. Yet, artists have always moved in response to the availability of work and materials, or for cultural, political and educational opportunities. Artists have also long depicted people or objects in movement, from paintings of the flight into Egypt to contemporary installations of the belongings of refugees.

New Voices 2017-18 will give postgraduate researchers an opportunity to discuss the topic of art and movement and to address persistent historical, contextual, and conceptual questions. How did art participate in or resist the creation of our globalised world, and how has that system impacted the creation and reception of art? How can the development of systems and networks for the circulation of art be traced historically? What can the movement of art tell us about specific works of art or cultural, political, economic and social contexts? In what way does the form of an object reflect its movements or movability? How and why has movement been represented through the ages?

The time has perhaps never been more apt to question the way art travels and moves, or the way movement influences the production, curation and reception of art. We welcome contributions from all periods that address the theme. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• Representations of movement or its impact on a work of art’s function and form
• The lives and work of artists abroad, including immigrants, expatriates and refugees
• Networks of trade and circulation
• The impact of globalisation on the production of art, its curation and the art market
• The restitution of art and cultural objects
• Non-movement, i.e. art or artists that resist or are denied movement

Submitting a Paper Proposal

Please email abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20-minute papers along with a 150-word biographical note. The submission of abstracts is open to postgraduate researchers (master’s and doctoral) of all related disciplines. This event is open to all.

Call for Proposal deadline has passed.

Tickets and Booking

Online booking will be available once the programme and speakers have been finalised.

Standard ticket: £15

Member ticket: £10

Tickets include: a keynote lecture, papers showcasing new research; refreshments and a drinks reception (lunch and speaker’s dinner not included). This event is open to all.

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