CFP: Revolution and Revolutions in Art (Ljubljana, 12-14 Sep 19)

5th International Conference for PhD Students and Recent PhD Graduates: “Revolution and Revolutions in Art”

Deadline: Apr 15, 2019

The University of Ljubljana, The Center for Iconographic Studies, The University of Belgrade, and The University of Split, introduce their 5th International Conference for PhD students and Recent PhD graduates, Revolution and Revolutions in Art. Challenging PhD students, young researchers and scholars from different fields of humanities and social sciences, the conference seeks to address a multitude of questions, dilemmas, perspectives and problems related to the idea of revolution in art. We welcome theoretical, empirical and methodological papers addressing the theme. We also encourage different aspects and approaches and especially invite submissions that address the following topics:

– Revolutionary shifts in European art from antiquity to the early modern period: artists, patrons, ideas, creations that profoundly marked the course of art

– Revolutions in modern and contemporary art: new artistic concepts, metamorphoses in contemporary visual arts, new aesthetics, new social dynamics

– Digital art and revolution: new media, new technologies, art and science, the position, role and power of artist in digital era

– Revolutions and art institutions: shaping the art world – turning points in exhibition making and professionalization of art, contemporary curatorship, art economy and power

– Iconography of revolution in European art: iconographic motives related to different contexts – historical, political, social, gender, scientific, religious, etc.; war and revolution memorials, damnatio memoriae

– Art as observer and companion to revolutionary movements: artist and art in the time of revolutions, artistic contributions to the revolution, socially engaged art, art and political propaganda, artist in war, art in global political and economic changes

– Liberty and human rights in history and art: changing of the concept of liberty from antiquity to the present, human rights – theory and reality in modern society, globalism and human rights, human rights activism in art

To apply, please send the following to: by April 15th, 2019:

– Short CV in English of maximum 200 words and your contact information (address, phone number, e-mail)

– Title of the paper and abstract in English of maximum 400 words

More information could be found on the conference website:

Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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