We are happy to share this call for papers for New Voices annual one-day conference, organized by the AAH Student Members Committee, whose theme this year is: Art and Decolonisation.
Date of event: 16 November 2013
Location: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2013
Art and its histories have ‘complex entanglements’ with empire and imperialism, to borrow a phrase from theorist Nikos Papastergiadis. In collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute, New Voices investigates the intersections of art and decolonisation to ask what the specific implications of decolonisation are for art and art history. This symposium turns attention to the geo-political struggles, revolutions and cultural recalibrations that artists and art historians have championed, challenged and negotiated as imperialism and colonialism weakened their grip and took on new forms.
We invite proposals that explore themes including:
- Art, national independence and self-determination
- Cultural affirmation and hybridity
- International Indigenous collectives and networks
- Global exhibitions and the complexities of national representation
- Contemporary approaches to ethnographic collections
- Historiography, methodologies and their relationships to decolonisation
- Case studies of how curators, artists and collectors have engaged with postcolonial art historiography to produce new narratives while learning from the past
Submit abstracts of 350 words, with a 150-word biography, to the organisers, Charlotte Stokes, Imogen Wiltshire, Sibyl Fisher and Anna Beketov, by 1 October 2013 via email: firstname.lastname@example.org