EPCAF – June Colloquium 2017

Published on Monday, June 12th, 2017 By Catherine Dossin

Time:  Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location: Parsons Paris - The New School


2017 SECAC : “Art, a language that should unite:” The Diversity of European Postwar Abstractions

Published on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 By Catherine Dossin

Time:  October 25—28, 2017

Location: Columbus, OH

In the catalogue of the 1948 Venice Biennale, Giovanni Ponti declared: “Art invites all mankind beyond national frontiers,...

2017 CAA: EPCAF’s Business Meeting

Published on Friday, November 18th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin

Time:  Friday, 02/17/2017, 12:00 AM—1:30 PM

Location: Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown


EPCAF held...

2017 CAA: European Eighties

Published on Friday, November 18th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin

Time:  Wednesday, 02/15/2017, 3:30 PM—5:00 PM

Location: Bryant suite, 2nd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown


Colloque EPCAF à Paris

Published on Monday, June 13th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin
EPCAF June Colloquium in Paris Date:  Mardi, 14 juin 2016, de 09h30 à 12h30 Lieu: Parsons Paris - The New School Room 302 *En entrant à Parson Paris au 45 rue Saint Roch 75001 Paris, veuillez vous présentez à l'accueil (Welcome Desk) et indiquez que vous assistez à la...

EPCAF June Colloquium in Paris

Published on Monday, June 6th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin
Dear Friends and Colleagues,   As I mentioned earlier, this year is an exciting year for EPCAF with many things happening:  
  1. EPCAF Website:
We are launching a new website:  The site was designed and created by France Languérand, a...

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

Published on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin

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...

2016 CAA : Geometric Abstraction, Op, and Kinetic Art in Transnational Perspective

Published on Friday, January 29th, 2016 By Catherine Dossin

For the 2016 CAA conference in Washington, DC, Lily Woodruff and Daniel Quiles have organized a panel titled “Politics of the Performing Eye: Kinetic Art, Op Art and Geometric Abstraction in a Trans-national...

2015 Festival d’histoire de l’art: Après la guerre. Ruines, macadam et béton : les arts face aux matériaux de la destruction et de la reconstruction

Published on Friday, May 29th, 2015 By Catherine Dossin
Cette table-ronde internationale et pluridisciplinaire organisée par l’EPCAF et le Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art à Paris sera consacrée à la question de la matière dans la France d’après-guerre, entre destruction et reconstruction.

2015 CAA / The Cobra Movement: New Perspectives

Published on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 By Catherine Dossin

Chair:  Karen Kurczynski. Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst 


Dotremont and Jorn: The...

2014 Festival d’Histoire de l’Art: Quand les artistes contemporains se font collectionneurs de mémoires

Published on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 By Catherine Dossin

Tandis que la culture de consommation a augmenté considérablement depuis les années soixante, les conflits politiques ont dégradé la culture matérialiste. Les artistes contemporains collectionnent des objets et témoignages quotidiens pour rassembler des...

2014 CAA: The State of Postwar and Contemporary Art in the United States

Published on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 By Catherine Dossin

Chairs:  Catherine Dossin and Stéphanie Jeanjean 



2013 SECAC: The State of Postwar and Contemporary Art in the United States

Published on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 By Catherine Dossin

Chairs:  Catherine Dossin, Purdue University  and Victoria H.F. Scott, Emotory University



2013 Festival d’Histoire de l’Art : Pour une poésie précaire et fugitive du quotidien

Published on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 By Catherine Dossin

Dans la France des Trente Glorieuses, des artistes s’efforcèrent de capturer, voire de monumentaliser, la poésie précaire et fugitive d’une vie quotidienne en pleine transformation, posant ainsi la double question d’une possible permanence...

SECAC 2012: Art in Three Crises: 30–70–Now

Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 By Catherine Dossin

Chairs:  Ruth Erickson, University of Pennsylvania; Emilie Anne- Yvonne Luse, Duke University

2012 SECAC: German Art after 1945 in Context

Published on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 By Catherine Dossin

Chairs:  Catherine Dossin, Purdue University  and Victoria H.F. Scott, Emotory University


Restating the Avant-Garde: Subjective...

2012 EAMS: Paint, Pavilions, Performance, Poems and Posters: (Inter)Mediality and Postwar Modernism

Published on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 By Catherine Dossin

This session examines the ways that materials produce meaning in the diverse field of postwar modernist arts production in Europe. Its particular focus is the negotiations between individual...

CAA 2012: Avant ‘68: France and the Transnational Flow of Culture in the Global “Long Sixties”

Published on Friday, February 24th, 2012 By Catherine Dossin

Chairs:  Noit Banai, Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Hannah Feldman, Northwestern University

2011 Emory : Guy Debord Lectures

Published on Sunday, November 20th, 2011 By Catherine Dossin

Lecturer:  Emmanuel Guy, Research Fellow at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France 

Dean't Buy Me Love: Guy Debord in the age of the...

2011 SECAC: European Art and Philosophy since 1945

Published on Friday, November 11th, 2011 By Catherine Dossin

This panel considers parallel developments in European art and philosophy since 1945. It examines the exchanges that took place between European thinkers and...

2011 SECAC: With or Without C. Greenberg: Beyond Anglophone Art History

Published on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 By Catherine Dossin

Post-WWII Anglo-American Modernism has been articulated around Clement Greenberg’s Formalism and the...

2010 SECAC: The Visual Arts in France after 1964?

Published on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 By Catherine Dossin

While France greatly contributed to the...

SECAC 2009: Encore un effort: Democracy & Struggle in Contemporary French Art

Published on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 By Catherine Dossin

Chair:   Chairs: Beth Hinderliter, SUNY Collegeat Buffalo

Since its creation, EPCAF has organized numerous panels at conferences in the United States and in Europe, most notably at the Festival d’Histoire de l’Art in Fontainebleau (France) and the annual meetings of the College Art Association (CAA) and Southern College Art Association (SECAC). Below you will find detailed accounts of these events.

Starting in Spring 2016, EPCAF will be hosting a journée d’étude in Paris, and we are hoping to be able to organize similar events in other countries in order to further the kind of international exchange and research that is at the core of EPCAF’s mission.