In 2011, as a developing generation of artists, curators, art historians and academics enter the field of visual arts, this symposium seeks to investigate how we are to engage with the challenges of a shared and plural art history. The symposium hopes to explore the numerous ways in which issues of race, culture, class, sex and gender have been considered across the various arenas of visual art, and how this emerging generation of those operating in the visual arts engage with the existing challenges of the past, present and future.Otherwise Engaged is a one-day symposium that invites postgraduate students to submit proposals that consider the challenges of intervention, integration, separatism, confrontation, assimilation, ghettoisation and accommodation. How have marginalised spaces and mainstream institutions engaged with these challenges? We are interested in exploring the processes, relationships and pluralities of the various sites of the marginal and the mainstream. What are the experiences and examples of specific interventions, theoretical strategic models, and tactical approaches from contemporary art practice and writing, culture, education and curating? Please go the http://www.otherwiseengaged.leeds.ac.uk/ for further information.
Due to interest from non-postgraduate students, Otherwise Engaged would like to open
up the invitation for proposed papers to all members of the academic community as
well as to artists, writers or curators working outside of the university arena. We
are still keen for postgraduate students to submit abstracts. To accommodate new
submissions, we have extended the deadline for abstracts until Saturday 8th October.
Successful applicants will receive confirmation by Monday 10th October.
Please circulate the attached Call for Papers amongst postgraduate students during
the next two weeks, and outside the university environment where appropriate. Thank
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