[spectre] CFP: Euroacademia Conference, Art as Cultural Diplomacy, East/West (Ghent 25-26 Oct 19)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Tue Sep 10 12:14:12 CEST 2019

From: Dorian Isone
Date: Sep 5, 2019
Subject: CFP: 3 Sessions at Euroacademia Conference (Ghent 25-26 Oct 19)

Ghent, Belgium, October 25 - 26, 2019
Deadline: Sep 25, 2019

[3] Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe

As part of the 8th Euroacademia International Conference ‘The European 
Union and the Politicization of Europe’ Ghent, Belgium, 25 - 26 October 2019
Deadline: 25th of September 2019

[3] Art as Cultural Diplomacy: (Re)Constructing Notions of Eastern and 
Western Europe
Panel Proposed by Cassandra Sciortino, University of California, Santa 

Panel Description: The panel “Art as cultural diplomacy” seeks papers 
that explore the function of art (in its broadest definition) as an 
instrument of cultural diplomacy by the state and, especially, by 
nongovernmental actors. The main theme of the session is the question of 
art and diplomacy in Europe before and after the fall of the Berlin 
Wall. Papers are welcome which explore issues related to the role of 
art, diplomacy and the politicization of the European Union and its 
candidate countries, as are those which consider how the arts have 
pursued or resisted East-West dichotomies and other narratives of 
alterity in Europe and worldwide.  The panel seeks to combine a wide 
range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore how art—its various 
practices, history, and theory—are an important area of inquiry in the 
expanding field of cultural diplomacy.

Some examples of topics include:
- How can art serve as a neutral platform for exchange to promote 
dialogue and understanding between foreign states? - How can art, 
including organized festivals (i.e. film, art, music.), cultivate 
transnational identities that undermine dichotomies of East and West, 
and other narratives of alterity in Europe and beyond it? - The 
implications for art as an instrument of diplomacy in a postmodern age 
where geopolitics and power are increasingly mobilized by image based 
structures of persuasion
- How has/can art facilitate cohesion between European Union member 
states and candidate states that effectively responds to the EU’s 
efforts to create “unity in diversity.”
- The politics of mapping Europe: mental and cartographic
- Community based art as a social practice to engage issues of European 
identity - The difference between art as cultural diplomacy and propaganda
- The digital revolution and the emergence of social media as platforms 
for art to communicate across social, cultural, and national boundaries? 
- Diplomacy in the history of art in Europe and Eastern Europe
- Artists as diplomats
- Art history as diplomacy—exhibitions, post-colonial criticism, global 
art history, and other revisions to the conventional boundaries of 
Europe and its history of art
- The international activity of cultural institutes


For complete information before applying see full details of the 
conference at:

You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the 
conference website or by sending 300 words titled abstract together with 
the details of contact and affiliation until 25th of September 2019 at 
application at euroacademia.org

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: 3 Sessions at Euroacademia Conference (Ghent 25-26 Oct 19). In: 
ArtHist.net, Sep 5, 2019. <https://arthist.net/archive/21417>.

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