[NetBehaviour] Fwd: CfP - Art Matters International Conference 2014

Lara Portolés lara.portoles at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 18:29:52 CEST 2014

Dear sir or madam,

we would be grateful if you could disseminate the following Call for Papers
through the mailing list.

Best wishes,

Lara F. Portolés Argüelles
(on behalf of the Organizing Committee)


Dear colleague,

we are pleased to inform you that the *Art Matters International Conference
2014 *which will be held on December 11-12, 2014 at the University of
Barcelona has opened the *Call for Papers*.

[Spanish and Catalan versions here:

The materials and technologies of the contemporary art invite us to
reconsider, not only the role that these play in the articulation of
artistic practices, but also the theoretical frameworks that demonstrate
the role of the materiality itself inside the Art History. These premises
involve new methodological challenges and important epistemological
transformations in the examination of art; challenges that must be
analysed, discussed and contrasted with the long and fertile tradition of
art studies. Fundamental problems such as the distribution of the agencies
involved in the investigation and the artistic practice, the lines of
temporal causality, the interconnection between materialities and
discoursivities, the role of the technology and the society, the spatiality
and location of the art, gain relevance from the suggested challenges.

Art Matters congress hopes to give space for those researches that, coming
from the academy and the professional practice, rebuild the relation
between art and its materiality: contributions focused on theoretical,
methodological and epistemological reconsiderations and, specially,
empirical studies centered on art routines and infrastructures.

Perspectives such as Media Archaeology, the Actor-Network Theory or the New
Materialisms contribute decisively to the possibility of blurring or even
erasing preconceived ontological distinctions –inoperative today-, and
traditionally supported by the framework of our modernity. We are alluding
to established dichotomies such as subject/object, matter/discourse,
theory/practice, social/technological, expert/non-expert that lay out
important onto-epistemic challenges to overcome. The interest of the
congress is precisely to connect these new perspectives with the tradition
of history, theory and art practice, starting always from both the
reflection and the experience with the routines, the infrastructures and
the art fields.

*Problems to discuss:*


   Researches about art infrastructures: museums, art galleries, centres of
   production and investigation, archives, exhibition and distribution
   displays, art market dynamics.

   Investigations about objects and artistic practices: new materials,
   technologies inside the art field, production processes, distribution,
   conservation and preservation of the art and the media, etc.

   Other art histories and narratives: “minor” or divergent histories,
   linear narratives, emergency of novelties, relational temporality and
   spatiality, forgotten geographical areas, etc.

   Onto-epistemic and methodological art frameworks: human and non-human
   agency, relations between practice and theory, experts and non-experts,
   trans/inter/meta/non-disciplinarity, etc.

Those people interested in participating are invited to send, before *31st**
of October, 2014* (included) a communication proposal to this email
address *artmattersconference at gmail.com
<artmattersconference at gmail.com>* for its following evaluation.

*Proposal format (two separated documents):*

*1. Communication proposal:*


   Format .doc, .docx, .rtf

   Communication title

   Communication abstract (300 words maximum)

   Between 3 and 5 keywords.

*2. Information about/the auhtor/authors:*


   Format .doc, .docx, .rtf


   Name and surname

   Institutional affiliation (in case of having it)

   Email address

   Brief curriculum (100 words maximum)

   Information and contact person (only if the communication is presented
   by more than one author).

   Communication title

Notification of the communication acceptance will be published on *10th**
November, 2014*.

Further information (Scientific Committee, Programme, Keynotes, venue,
etc.) will be published here: *http://artmattersconference.wordpress.com*/

You can also send an e-mail to: *artmattersconference at gmail.com
<artmattersconference at gmail.com>*

*Help us disseminate*! Feel free to send this e-mail to anyone who you
think might be interested.

Best wishes,
The Organizing Committee


*Lara F. Portolés Argüelles*PhD Candidate IN3 - UOC
MediaTIC (Roc Boronat, 117 C.P.08018 Barcelona)
* (+34) 934505420 / (+34) 659763624*
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