What is the relationship between art and deregulation? Over the past four decades, the deregulation of global markets has been accompanied by the rise of flexible labor, the proliferation of highly sophisticated financial instruments, and increasing social complexity. Art&Education wishes to examine the possible links between such economic shifts, the putative rise of post-industrial society, and contemporary artistic practices, taking into account the renewed global interest in performativity, social and technological networks, and collaboration. By considering such topics in dialogue or counterpoint with historical precedents, we hope to arrive at a more sophisticated understanding of artistic production and reception today–a field in which rules aren't bent but are simply fluid.
Proposals may include subjects such as:
- Pre-histories and legacies of institutional critique
- Models of artistic autonomy within historical conditions of economic deregulation
- The legislation of public-private partnership between the state, funders, and art institutions
- The recent "pedagogical turn" in which art and education entwined, and the concurrent decline of higher education and student activism
- The changing forms of artistic resistance and critique, to include strategies of appropriation, mimicry and performativity
- The rise of alternative spaces, and their changing relation to traditional spaces of the museum, gallery and studio
- Post-studio art practices and the dematerialized artwork as it relates to social and economic mechanisms of Post-Fordism.
- Reconfiguration of Think Tanks as a discursive and social model in contemporary art
Daniel Birnbaum, Director, Moderna Museet
Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tim Griffin, Artforum International
Suzanne Hudson, Co-founder and President of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians
Molly Nesbit, Professor Art History, Vassar College
Brian Kuan Wood, Editor, e-flux journal
One submission will be chosen as a recipient of the Art&Education Papers Prize. The winner and two-runners up will be given the opportunity to present a 20-minute portion of their research at a conference, featuring both invited and submitted papers and presentations. Details will be announced at a later date.
Texts should be research-based articles pertaining to art history or contemporary art, and may be drawn from conference papers, seminar papers, dissertation chapters, etc. All submitted texts will be considered for publication on Art&Education
We ask that you submit pieces anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 words with a 100 word abstract and full contact information by midnight of May 30th 2011.
No late submissions will be considered.
Please submit articles, abstract and bios by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.