To be held on October 22, 2011, this symposium will provide a forum for emerging scholars to take the notion of the standard to task—to map, critique or recast its role in the analysis of art and history.
Papers will consider consider the notion of the standard in relation to artistic production, historiography, and reception and address such questions as how does art create, embody and respond to standards? How does or should art function under the constraints of a standard? How do artists establish, navigate and critique standards on the level of form? In what ways are their works circumscribed by standards of production? What role do standards play in the art historian’s project? What are the sites premised on the definition of standards (i.e. academies and biennials)? What is the place of standards in processes of exchange, as they encompass issues of legality, the market and documentation? Is the drive to mark standards in art an inherently political one?
The Keynote address entitled, 'Times Zones: Towards a New Global Architect' will be given by Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
AHGSA Symposium 2011
UCLA, Department of Art History
PO Box 951417
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417
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