This June, renowned film scholars and art historians will join together for the international conference The Mediatization of the Artist. The aim of this event is to investigate the presence of the visual artist in a variety of (popular) media from the nineteenth century to today. With the rise of notions of artistic autonomy and the simultaneous demise of old systems of patronage, artists increasingly found themselves confronted with the necessity of developing a public image. Simultaneously, new audiences for art discovered their fascination for the life and work of the artist. The rise of new media – the illustrated press, photography and film – meant that the needs of both parties could be easily satisfied with both words and images. This led to a transformation of the artist from a mere producer of works of art into a widely recognized celebrity. The mechanisms of this transformation and its consequences for the both the popular image and self-understanding of the artist will be the focus of the papers, discussions and screenings that will take place over two days at two spectacular locations in Amsterdam.
When: 19-20 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June – EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friday, 20 June – Het Bethaniënklooster, Barndesteeg 6b, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Costs: € 50 regular / € 25 students
The number of places is limited and a pre-paid reservation is required.
All participants are kindly requested to register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning Registration Conference Mediatization.
The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments
Please make your payment to: University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, Deutsche Bank, De Entree 99, 1101 HE Amsterdam,
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