Graduate students in any field are invited to submit abstracts for UCLA's 45th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, "Back to the Future." We invite papers that engage questions of time in art, art history, and exhibition. The symposium will allow emerging scholars to examine temporality, chronology, and constructed histories/futures in relation to the creation, transcendence, or obfuscation of the present. How is art a form of time travel? What are the stakes and consequences of forward- or past-looking aesthetics? How do the temporal qualities of art function in cooperation or discordance with formal qualities? What roles do institutional context, art history, and politics play in the “timing” of art?
Possible topics of discussion include (but are not limited to): utopias/dystopias, neo-classicisms (and other stylistic revivals), primitivisms, revisionist (art) histories, fantasy, anachronism, Futurism, duration, obsolescence, nostalgia, monuments and memorials, restoration, belatedness, flashbacks, flash-forwards, prediction/prophecy, instruction, re-discoveries, codes, archives, and time capsules. Contributions addressing time across all artistic mediums, periods, and regions are welcome.
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Pamela Lee, Professor of Art History at Stanford University, whose published works include _Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s_. The event will be held at the Hammer Museum on Friday, October 22, 2010.
Please submit abstracts of 300 words or less and a current curriculum vitae by May 15, 2010. Submissions may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by mail to:
AHGSA Symposium 2010
UCLA Department of Art History
100 Dodd Hall
P.O. Box 951417
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417
University of California, Los Angeles
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