2016 CAA : Publishing in European Postwar and Contemporary Art: New Prospects in Research and Translation

The second panel organized by Stéphanie C. Jeanjean and entitled Publishing in European Postwar and Contemporary Art: New Prospects in Research and Translation will present the new Epcaf book series. It will be the opportunity to learn about some of the books that will be coming out this year and next, and start thinking about book projects for Epcaf book series.

Since its creation in 2010, as a forum for exchange between scholars working on European postwar and contemporary art worldwide, Epcaf has organized numerous conferences and panels on this topic, in the United States and in Europe. In order to continue its mission—to ease access to the history of European art to a wider readership—Epcaf is now launching a book series combining translations into English, monographs, edited volumes, and anthologies of original documents.

This initiative aims at providing scholars working in this rather heterogeneous field a cogent platform to develop exciting new projects that showcase not only the larger diversity of European artistic practices since 1945 than what is acknowledged, but also the wealth of young scholarships on this subject. Eventu- ally, the series intends to contribute to the larger history of recent art and, beyond Europe, consider ques- tion such as: what constitutes an artistic practice based on differential contexts and historiographies of postwar art.

The panel will introduce three edited book projects that exemplified different research carried by Epcaf members. We welcome suggestions and initiatives, and seek propositions on how Epcaf can participate in a better representation of the entire European postwar and contemporary art territory.

Chair:  Stéphanie C. Jeanjean, Pace University


Rewriting the Arts in France since 1945
Catherine Dossin, Purdue University

“If you can remember anything from the sixties, you weren’t really there”
Emmanuel Guy, Parsons-Paris The New School

Rediscovering the Sociological Art Collective
Maud Jacquin, Independent curator  & Stéphanie C. Jeanjean, Pace University

Time: 02/05/2016, 5:30 PM—7:00 PM

Location: Washington 5, Exhibition Level

CAA 2016 Thursday Panel

Geometric Abstraction, Op, and Kinetic Art in Transnational Perspective

After Friday panel, please join us for drinks to continue the conversation.