Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists &...
Disciplinary Fuzziness and the Future(s) of Art Criticism
OCAD University – Toronto, Canada
March 27-28, 2015
EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 12, 2015
SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSEDThe Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) MA program at OCAD University is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions for projects and papers for the upcoming conference
Applicants are invited to consider the ways in which the act of making has become synonymous with fluidity, adaptability, and amalgamation. This conference foregrounds particular interest in themes such as hybridity, in-betweenness, deconstruction, interchangeability, decolonisation, borderlands, liminal space, trans-disciplinarianism and queerisms as they apply to the production, distribution and reception of artworks.
Thematically suggesting that Art/art as a field within established confines has shifted/expanded to be an indistinct, fluctuating entity, we question how its practitioners contribute to contemporary mechanisms of knowledge production that places import on non-hierarchical and non-linear modes of thinking. Papers and project proposals submitted to this call may consider (but are not limited to) the following questions/concerns:
- How do we upset binaries or combine forces/concepts/practices in new or hybridized ways?
- How has the collapsing of binary understandings challenged artistic production in both institutions and in the public sphere?
- How does Art as an apparatus or medium in-and-of-itself provide opportunities to activate processes that are never complete and remain unfinished?
- What or who is an artist in light of questioning the boundaries of art?
- How do we talk about art as a dematerialized process, reliant on context? How does writing about art rematerialize art?
- Where does art fit in relation to other disciplines?
- Does Art have “edges”?
- What is the interstitial space between artist and scholar, artist and critic, artist and curator, artist and archivist?
- How can we negotiate fields/sites of production such as popular vs avant garde, artist as researcher, curator as artist?
- How is experimentation across media productive in art and cultural criticism?
The conference will be structured to include panel presentations (15-20 minutes), roundtable discussions (60 minutes), workshops (90-120 minutes), academic poster presentations, and an accompanying installation or performance art exhibition. There is a special publishing opportunity available post-conference, see below for more details.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTSApplications are welcomed from scholars, artists, curators, collectives, critics, and post-secondary students of all levels and backgrounds.
Applications must include:
- completed online submission form including 250-500 word abstract or project description
- curriculum vitae (submit via email AFTER completion of the online submission form)
Digital submissions only.
Please complete our ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM
PLEASE NOTEThere are additional opportunities for successful applicants. If you would like to be considered for these additional activities, please specify accordingly in your online submission form:
- All applicants are eligible for selection for panel presentations as well as roundtable discussions and poster presentations.
- Successful applicants may also be invited to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of Kapsula Magazine. If you are interested in this opportunity you must submit your paper to the Conference Committee by February 20, 2015 in order to be included in Kapsula Magazine.
- Participants in conference workshops or roundtables may be invited to produce a piece of collaborative documentation of the specific event for Kapsula Magazine.
- Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2015 [EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 12, 2015]
- Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2015
- Conference dates: March 27-March 28, 2015 (to be confirmed)
We look forward to receiving your application.
If you have any questions feel free to post in the comments below.