College Art Association (CAA) annual conference, New York, Feb. 11-14, 2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 14, 2015
The Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture (HGCEA) and the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Chairs: Anna Jozefacka and Luise Mahler (Hunter College, CUNY)
This symposium consists of a CAA session sponsored by HGCEA and a related session co-organized by HGCEA and the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The impact of Cubism on twentieth century culture was instant, widespread, and long lasting. From the outset its character was trans-regional, both in terms of practitioners and advocates. Pivotal to its reach were the networks of artists, dealers, collectors, critics, and scholars that contributed to Cubism’s rapid expansion across geographical, national, and ethnic boundaries. Participating in Cubist circles was a large contingent of artists and intellectuals from Central and Eastern Europe – a region that significantly contributed to the diversification and crossbreeding of the formal language of Cubism.
For this two-part symposium we invite papers that investigate ways in which Cubism became vital to local artistic and general discourses across Central and Eastern Europe. We seek to discuss strategies—such as printed media, exhibition practices, lectures, and other forms of modern communication—through which Cubism was disseminated and popularized across the region. Specifically, papers might examine topics that include but are not limited to:
Trans-regional artists’ networks and groups
Dealers and collectors of Cubism with ties to the region
Techniques of dissemination
Reception of Cubism in the artistic and popular press
Cubist criticism and scholarship as well as its history
As Cubist scholarship begins to examine the movement’s global significance through regional frames, a symposium on Cubism in Central and Eastern Europe highlighting issues of dissemination and exchange is particularly germane due to the pivotal role the region played in this movement from the start. In investigating subjects such as those listed above, the symposium will further recent scholarship on the subject of Cubism brought forward by art historians and scholars of other disciplines focusing on Central and Eastern European artistic avant-gardes.
Please send a 500-word proposal for either session and an academic CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to these documents we kindly ask scholars interested in the CAA session to submit a letter of interest and complete the CAA submission proposal form (the form can be found on the CAA website: http://www.collegeart.org/proposals/).
Deadline for submissions is May 9, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by June 9, 2014.
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