Circulaire 10

Dear Colleagues,

We wish you the best for the beginning of the New Year and the spring term.

The College Art Association conference (CAA) is coming up (Feb 22 to Feb 25 in LA) and we would like to invite those of you who will be in Los Angeles to an informal EPCAF gathering at the Biltmore Millennium Gallery Bar and Cognac Room, Thursday night, Feb 23, starting at 8:30pm. It will be a chance to meet in person and continue our conversation about the present and future of EPCAF. Please find a map below.

In this circulaire you will find a long list of calls for papers, fellowship opportunities, information on new exhibitions, and other miscellaneous announcements.

All our best,

Catherine Dossin & Victoria H.F. Scott


Biltmore LA Gallery Bar and Cognac Room:                                                                                           




Art – Image – Politics, Postgraduate Conference

University of Southampton, England, March 10, 2012

Deadline: Jan 30, 2012

This one day symposium will address the ways that artists in 21st Century are using new technologies, reflecting new political agendas, and are constructing imagery or concepts to represent the current world situation. If you are interested in contributing to the conference, please send proposals of no more than 250 words and your institutional affiliation to the conference convenor Peter Jones by email at

For more information:


Photography and the Unrepresentable: A History of Photographic (Mis)representation

Colchester, United Kingdom, May 15, 2012

Deadline: Jan 30, 2012

This conference aims not only at interrogating contradictions and arbitrariness inherent in the idea of the unrepresentable, but also at opening up new perspectives on the relationship between photography and the unrepresentable in artistic, cultural and social practices today.

Please send 300-word abstracts of 20 minute-papers accompanied by a short CV to


Cultures of Decolonisation, c.1945-1970

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, Senate House

London, 30 May 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London

Deadline: 30 January 2012

This symposium will bring together scholars with an interest in the cultural practices, performances and material cultures of decolonisation, c.1945-1970. While the problems of ‘empire’ and ‘the postcolonial’ have come under increasing scrutiny in the humanities and social sciences in recent years, and debate about the political and economic processes of decolonisation is well established, the cultural sites, spaces and social practices of this process in the middle years of the twentieth century have often been overlooked.

Please send abstracts of 250 words or expressions of interest to Dr Ruth Craggs, St Mary’s University College ( and Dr Claire Wintle, University of Brighton (

Symposium Website:


Encounters in Art History & Visual Culture

International Symposium, Department of Art History, Haifa University,

Haifa, Israel, May 22 – 23, 2012

Deadline: Jan 31, 2012

Encounters: Representations, Performances and Conceptualization of Encounters in Art History and Contemporary Visual Culture. Art represents encounters between the individual and the communal, artists and patrons, different classes, societies and cultures. It stages encounters among dominant groups in society and between the forsaken and the redeemed, the accepted and the refused. It is created by an encounter of the artist and his or her materials, and between his or her artwork and his or her current cultural values.

Please send your abstract to:

For more information please contact the symposium coordinators: Mrs. Zufit Furst and Mrs. Sharon Melamed-Oron:


 Marx and the Aesthetic

Universiteit van Amsterdam, May 10 – 13, 2012

Deadline: Jan 31, 2012

The aim of this conference is twofold: on the one hand, to analyse the role of the aesthetic in the writings of Marx and, on the other, to examine works of art and literature which are based on, or have been directly inspired by, Marx’s writings. At the core of this conference, then, is an attempt to think the immanent relation between the aesthetic and emancipatory conceptions of politics.

Please send your abstract (max. 500 words) including information about institutional affiliation and field of scholarship) before January 31st to


The Medium of light and the neo-avant-garde 1950/60s

Duesseldorf, Germany, 28-31 Jun 2012

Deadline: Jan 31, 2012

The international ZERO movement formed between the end of the 1950s and the mid-1960s a neo-avant-garde in the European art scene in which light plays a central role. The focus on light in art after 1945 has a connection with the political, social and cultural situation of the post-war period, but this art is not without precursors: Earlier in the twentieth century, artists of the classical avant-gardes already engaged with the medium of light. In the framework of the symposium, the ZERO artists’ treatment of light is to be contextualized and also historically situated.

The conference is being organized by the ZERO foundation Düsseldorf in collaboration with the Institute for Art History at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf within the framework of the graduate program Materiality and Production on 28 June 2012 (

The papers should not be longer than 20 minutes. Please send your proposals for a talk (maximum of 2,000 characters) to:


Cultures of Curating: Curatorial Practices and the Production of Meaning c. 1650-2000

Museums & Galleries History Group

University of Lincoln, UK, July 12 – 13, 2012

Deadline: Feb 1, 2012

While museum history now acknowledges the constructed nature of the museum narrative, and maintains that museum work such as cataloguing, conserving and displaying is not neutral, but actually produces meaning, relatively little work has examined the ways in which curatorial practices have developed, and the specific consequences for museums. Display has attracted most of the work that has been done, but ‘behind the scenes’ activities have not been investigated in such depth. We seek submissions which investigate any aspect of the developing work of the curator, from creating an acquisitions policy, to labelling and documentation, to publicity work, as we wish to explore curating as both craft and profession.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to or Kate Hill at


 “Get In Touch – Objects, Places, People”

Postgraduate Program in Conjunction with the 33rd International Art History Conference (CIHA)

Nuremberg, Germany

July 15-20, 2012

Deadline: February 15


Ritualistic Experience:  The Making and Viewing of Art and Art History

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, March 30th, 2012

Deadline: February 15th, 2012

The Council of Graduate Art Historians in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University will be holding our 6th Annual symposium. We approach this topic from a broad perspective.  We are interested in how cultural rituals not only influence the creation of art but how viewing and studying that art has become a ritual of itself.  With a topic like this, we hope to approach all facets of art history as well as studio art and anthropology.  Additionally, we are interested in how the museum and other public spaces have become locations where the ritual of viewing art has become commonplace in today’s society.

We invite graduate students from a range of disciplines to submit abstracts. For more information, please visit our website,, or email Larissa ScordatoCoGAH President, at


Visual Culture & Politics

Art History Graduate Forum of Georgia State University Annual Visual Culture

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2012

Because visual culture and politics intersect and manifest in a variety of forms and processes, this symposium is eager to bring together papers that span a range of disciplines, methodologies, time periods, and cultures. Papers may choose to approach the intersection of politics and visual culture from a variety of angles, ranging from visual censorship to spatial politics of inclusion and exclusion, to political propaganda, to political developments in arts criticism. We are interested in all aspects of the practice, production, deployment, consumption, reception, and analysis of visual content. We encourage both graduate and undergraduate students from all areas of visual culture studies to submit papers, and welcome all matter of topics: from ancient to contemporary, from local to global, from the built environment, to traditional works of ‘fine art,’ to the everyday object.

Please contact Rachel Chamberlain ( with any questions or concerns.


Dance and Drawing since 1962

International colloquium, University of Geneva, May 31 – June 1, 2012

Deadline: Feb 24, 2012

“I love thinking on my feet. Dance and Drawing since 1962”

Dance and drawing are intimately linked to the gesture that performs them. The dancing body creates a figure in space and leaves an impact on a site, while the action of the artist sets a point into motion and

captures an ephemeral event, later reproduced in graphic or visual form.

Please address abstract and CV in PDF format and by email to the  organizers, Sarah Burkhalter (sarah.burkhalter[at] and  Laurence Schmidlin (laurence.schmidlin[at]


Korea: Art and artistic relations with Europe/Poland

The State Museum of Ethnology

Warsaw, Poland,

October 25 – 27, 2012

Deadline: Apr 30, 2012

The Conference offers an ideal opportunity for scholars from the European Union, South  Korea, the countries of  Asia as well as other parts of the world to meet and exchange ideas and results of their

research on Korean art. Poland has a long-standing tradition of research in Asian studies

The registration forms including short abstracts will be expected by April 30, 2012. They should be sent to: For the form go to

The organizers plan to publish the contributions in a separate conference volume.



Sejour de recherche a Paris

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris

January 20 – December 31, 2012

Application deadline: Feb 15, 2012

Pour effectuer un séjour de recherche à Paris durant l’année 2012, l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) met à la disposition de chercheurs résidant hors Ile-de-France, deux défraiements de 500 euros (remboursement sur justificatifs).

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire, vous pouvez contacter le secrétariat du Département des études et de la recherche par courrier électronique :


The Chateaubriand Fellowship

Deadline: February 1st, 2012

More information and application:

The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program of the French embassy is intended for PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 10 month period.


Allem Whitehill Clowes Curatorial Fellowship

Curatorial Fellowship, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis, IN, September 04, 2012

Application deadline: Mar 30, 2012

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is pleased to announce a nine-month curatorial fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research related to the Clowes Collection at the IMA and provides curatorial training in the field of European painting and sculpture.

Please send application materials to:

Ronda Kasl, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture before 1800



Spirits of Internationalism:  6 European Collections 1956–1986

M HKA, Antwerp: 19 January–6 May 2012

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven: 21 January–29 April 2012

This exhibition takes place simultaneously in two venues and shows art from six European collections: four museums and two artist archives. It presents art made between 1956 and 1986, a period in which artists sought to come to terms with fast economic and technological development and severe international political tension.

For more information and images, please visit: or


Alberto Burri Retrospective 

Estorick Collection, London

Alberto Burri (1915-1995) revolutionised the artistic vocabulary of the post-war art world. During the 1950s his celebration of humble materials such as sacking and tar created a new aesthetic, rich in expressive power, that was later to prove decisive for artists associated with the Arte Povera movement. Despite his importance, this exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in the United Kingdom. It offers a comprehensive overview of Burri’s achievement through works spanning four decades: from rare, figurative pieces of the late 1940s to the ground-breaking abstract works for which he is best known.



Perspective 2010/2011-4:  Les Pays-Bas


Tabula Quarterly is an international review of exhibitions and books on art.



A new listserv for German contemporary art & architecture:


A trailer for the new Italian film, Senza Arte Ne Parte featuring some greats from postwar Italian art history.


An interview on radio MACBA about ‘1395 Days without Red’ a cinematic project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers.