Graduate students from all disciplines, including art history, visual arts, curatorial and museum studies, communications, film studies, cultural studies and history, are invited to propose papers for Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices. This two-day graduate symposium seeks to critically assess the recent proliferation of international exhibitions and their growing influence on the discipline of art history. What are the implications of this expanding transnational exhibition practice? Is this practice really the reflection of a "new internationalism"? Which artists and curators are privileged within the global exhibition circuit, and why? What are the power dynamics between global economy and local communities? What part does nationalism play within transnational exhibitions? And in what way have international exhibitions affected how art history is written today?
Broad possible topics could include: the relationship between art practice and globalization; contemporary art biennials as the new art history; national representation within international exhibitions; the "internationalism" of transnational exhibitions; international exhibitions as a utopian project; economic and social effects of biennials; cultural tourism and international exhibitions; the experience and/or role of the artist within the international exhibition system; the role of the curator within the international exhibition system; the evolution of global exhibitions from the 19th century to today.
Please email or send paper proposals to:
Tatiana Mellema and Jacqueline Sischy
Art History Graduate Students Association (AHGSA)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV 3.784
Montreal. QC H3G 1M8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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