Call for Papers for the Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art conference, Thursday September 30-Friday October 1, 2010, Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Collaboration has fostered ground-breaking innovations in the visual arts during the 20th and 21st centuries. The conference focuses on the dynamics of collaborative experiments and reciprocal exchanges by modern and postmodern artists. It will explore creative partnership in social and historical contexts, discursive and ideological frames, and gender. It seeks to formulate new methodologies in the study of artistic collaboration, to shed light on creative co-operation and to provide critiques of traditional models of authorship.
Keynote speaker: Professor Joachim Pissarro (USA).
Committed speakers: Professor Desmond Rochfort (Canada); Professor Jill Carrick (Canada); Dr Janine Burke (Australia).
Conference convenors: Dr Janine Burke; Professor Jill Carrick.
Conference organiser: Sarah Tayton.
Offers of papers are invited. Topics may include:
• Collaborations in current artistic practice
• Creative partnerships within modernist groups e.g. Russian Revolutionary artists, Surrealists, Fluxus etc.,
• Collective political engagement
• 1960s and 70s protest art
• Feminist approaches to creative partnership
• Collaborative curatorial practice
• Collective representation and issues of authorship
• Theorisation of collaborative practice
• Intimacy and creative partnership
• Public art
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, accompanied by a brief CV, may be submitted via email to Sarah Tayton at firstname.lastname@example.org in Word or PDF format. Please advise of A/V needs. Submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers welcome.
Submission deadline: Friday May 28, 2010.
Confirmation of acceptance: Friday June 11, 2010.
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