The Research Centre for Primitivism and Primitive Art (CIAP, http://www.upf.edu/ciap/en/) of the University Institute of Culture of Pompeu Fabra University is currently soliciting paper proposals for the First International Symposium on Primitivism, which will take place in November 18th and 19th at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. The Symposiumís invites all scholars who have established their expertise on the subject of the Primitive, as well as new researchers that are beginning their careers in this field to send their proposals in any of the above-mentioned CFP categories.
The First International Symposium on Primitivism aims to shed new light on a debate that has been given little attention in the field of Humanities, and which focuses on the relationship between Art and the Primitive. This concept has been loaded with ideological content within Western Art History and Theory, and is at the heart of the study of this encounter. To what extent has the Primitive influenced Western art, and how have indigenous cultures, from different parts of the world, modified their aesthetic language and cultural traits since their contact with Western aesthetic values?
We highlight the appropriation of the Primitive by Western culture since the first collections of Primitive Art, which were created on Colonial expeditions, as well as the acquired interest of avant-garde artists in the aesthetic forms of Primitive cultures. We are also interested in the various mechanisms of absorption of Western culture by Primitive societies coming into contact with the Western world, and how far the intrusion of Western cultural traits has affected their traditional material and symbolical culture.
The Symposium on Primitivism invites everyone who shares these academic interests to send their proposals in maximum 500 words, and a brief research BIO, written in English, Spanish, or Catalan. All papers accepted for the Symposium on Primitivism will also be eligible for consideration for publication in a monographic issue on the Symposium. Submissions will be received until July 31th 2013, and have to be sent to the following http://eventum.upf.edu/event_detail/788/upload/
Presentations should be 20 minutes long.
Primitive Art at the present time. Change and Continuity
The Reception of Primitive Art
Primitivism in Modern Art: from 1900 to 1945
Primitivism in Contemporary Art: from 1945 to the present
Institut de Cultura. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Edifici Jaume I (Campus de la Ciutadella)
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Tel.: (+34) 93 542 16 11/17 98
Fax: (+34) 93 542 16 20
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