[spectre] (fwd) CFP: Another Artworld, Equity in Visual Arts (Belgrade, 3-4 Dec 20)

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Mon Oct 5 09:27:54 CEST 2020

From: Agustina Andreoletti
Date: Oct 3, 2020
Subject: CFP: Another Artworld (Belgrade, 3-4 Dec 20)

University of Arts Belgrade & Cvijeta Zuzoric Art Pavilion, December 
3 - 04, 2020
Deadline: Oct 10, 2020

Another Artworld: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts

The unequal development of art markets, lack of transparency of cash 
flows and various financial irregularities, precarious work and a high 
unemployment rate of artists are just some of the striking phenomena and 
ways in which contemporary art reproduces inequalities that can be seen 
in other areas of social action. The visual arts have become a key 
terrain in the field of culture in which market-oriented processes of 
globalization are manifested. In this field, only a few auction houses 
(London and New York) occupy a prominent position. Shifting the 
orientation of the field toward business, speculators have taken the 
position of key players in the art market, creating a money-making 
machine from art. As a consequence of the concentration of wealth and 
influence in a neoliberal global society, culture and the arts become 
the exclusive right of privileged actors. Therefore, the function and 
status of artists and art in contemporary society are moving away from 
the mission of fulfilling the public interest.
These phenomena are increasingly the subject of research, so it can be 
said that the greatest challenge and major task is to find solutions to 
the democratization of the artworld. We invite empirical, theoretical 
and practice-informed contributions from across a range of disciplines 
(art theory, cultural studies, cultural management, and cultural policy, 
sociology of art and economics of culture, and other related fields). 
Proposals could be in a form of individual or group papers, full panel 
presentations, testimonials, video presentations or poster sessions that 
should contribute to the consideration of the principles and models of 
decentralized (horizontal) management in visual arts; models based on 
equity, cooperative relationships and self-governance, i.e. the 
implementation of direct democracy, which implies direct decision-making 
on all the common issues in the field of contemporary visual art.
     Topics may include, but do not need to be confined to the following:
- Defining and recognizing socially progressive models of organization 
and management in the field of contemporary visual arts based on the 
principles of equity, democracy, egalitarianism...;
- Case studies of successful and unsuccessful, historical and current 
examples of democratization of the field of contemporary visual arts;
- Achieving decentralization and democratic approach in the field of 
contemporary visual arts through cultural policy principles and 
bottom-up practices;
- Analysis of the impact that different organizational models can have 
on the position of the artist, the value and function of the work of 
art, the development of artistic production, encouraging citizens' 
participation in cultural life and decision-making processes;
- Policies of participatory practices, collective work, and 
self-organization in other artistic fields and cultural practice.
     Proposals should be submitted to anotherartworld at arts.bg.ac.rs no 
later than October 10th, 2020. To facilitate the submission process 
please consider the submission guidelines: 
https://www.anotherartworld.org/copy-of-registration ​
Submissions will be evaluated by the scientific committee of the 
conference. Notification of acceptance will be sent before October 25th, 
2020. Accepted abstracts proposals will be clustered together in panels. 
The submission of full papers and their dissemination to conference 
participants is optional for the authors.
All authors who have presented their work at the conference are invited 
to send their full papers to be considered for publishing in the Book of 
Proceedings (with ISBN) by February 20th 2021.

Important note: Since one part of the conference program will be 
organized online, it is possible to apply for the paper presentation via 
online communication channels (Zoom platform).

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Another Artworld (Belgrade, 3-4 Dec 20). In: ArtHist.net, Oct 3, 
2020. <https://arthist.net/archive/23633>.

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