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