The European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum seeks to assemble a panel for the 2014 Festival de l’histoire de l’art, which will take place in Fontainebleau, France. Proposals should fit the conference theme: “Collectionner.”
The problematic that we would like to explore is the relationship between collecting and artistic creation in contemporary art. Papers might analyze artists whose work responds to private or public collections, artists whose personal collections inform their artistic practice, or artists who use collecting as a mode of artistic production. They might examine critical collecting practices as they serve an ethnological function, reveal the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, or reflect back on the practices of institutional collecting. Additionally, papers might consider collecting as it refers to the process of assembling artists together into national “schools,” movements, or collectives. In particular, we invite proposals that are attentive to the tensions between what is included in a collection or collectivity and what is cast aside—between what is made visible and what is occluded.
Presentations can be about the art of any geographic region encompassed by, or responding to, Europe, but they must be given in French.
Please send a short proposal, in French or English, to Lily Woodruff firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than November 15.
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