“Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art” - A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark, Organized by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Title: “Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art”
A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark, organized by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Friday 29 November 2013 (University of Sydney) – Saturday 30 November 2012 (Art Gallery of New South Wales).
Honouring the retirement of Professor John Clark, this symposium will celebrate an exceptional scholar and ask vital questions about the future of modern and contemporary Asian art history. Papers are invited not only from those who have worked with Professor Clark over his career but from scholars worldwide with an interest in the field that he has helped to shape. Reflecting some of his key contributions to this field, papers might address: frameworks for understanding Asian modernities; interactions between Asian and Euramerican artists, cultural producers and institutions; comparative analyses of different Asian art cultures; as well as the positioning of Asian art cultures in contemporary, global contexts.
In addition to visual arts and performance, submissions are invited on research areas as diverse as architecture, popular culture, literary studies and film. The symposium particularly encourages theoretical and supra-national issues, such as: comparative modernities; the construal of tradition; Asian arts and artists in international discourses; issues of reception, audience and gate-keeping; allegory and the national; cultural strategies of resistance or refraction to globalizing agendas, and so on.
This symposium asks, what is at stake in the study of modern and contemporary Asian art cultures, particularly as we head into what is being styled “the Asian Century”?
A selection of papers will also be published after the symposium as a peer-reviewed volume by Power Publications.
Proposals should include:
1. Full name
2. Contact information
3. Current affiliation/position
3. Paper title
4. Abstract (200 words)
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 17. Please include “Paper Proposal-Asian Art Symposium” in your e-mail subject line. The organizing committee will make its decision rapidly, with presenters being notified by April 30, 2013.
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