Krigens skygge - Politisk kunst i Norge 1914-2014
Rethinking Social Memory (University of Oslo, Dec. 5-6)If, as, Émile Durkheim once stated, society is memory, changes in the dominant technologies of memory necessarily impact how we conceptualize sociality as such. In this two-day conference we take a media archeological approach to the question of memory and discuss the relation between technology and social ontology.The archive is in motion, and with it our concepts of memory. Digital networks seem to privilege the notion of a living, operative memory over a memory of storage and safekeeping. This displacement of the traditional notion of the archive and its emphasis on that which is singular, original, authentic and worthy of care, transforms the criteria of sharing and access in ways that may have dramatic implications for how we understand social memory.For Rethinking Social Memory, the closing conference of the research project The Archive in Motion (AiM), we have invited a group of outstanding scholars from various fields to contribute to the development of a genealogy of modern and contemporary memory operations:David M. Berry (Sussex), Ina Blom (AiM/Oslo), Michael Cuntz (Weimar/Bochum), Wolfgang Ernst (Humboldt), Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths), Liv Hausken (AiM/Oslo), Trond Lundemo (AiM/Stockholm), Sonia Matos (Edinburgh), Jussi Parikka (Winchester), Eivind Røssaak (AiM / National Library of Norway), Tiziana Terranova (Napoli), Pasi Valiaho (Goldsmiths)The conference will take place at the University of Oslo (Blindern campus) in the Helga Engs hus (auditorium 3). For further details about speakers and topics, see our website.Please note: the conference is open to all interested, but participation requires registration here. The conference fee of NOK 200 covers lunch as well as hot and cold beverages. Registration closes on November 29, or when the event is fully booked.
There is a quite extensive and positive review of The Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 by Stephan Michael Schröder in the recent issue of Nordeuropaforum.
Full review in .pdf format: Download file
David Ayers 10:01am Jul 13Utopia: The Avant-Garde, Modernism and (Im)possible Life.
Utopian hope and dystopian despair are characteristic features of Modernism and the avant-garde. Readings of the avant-garde have frequently sought to identify utopian moments coded in its works and activities as optimistic signs of a possible future social life, or as the attempt to preserve hope against the closure of an emergent dystopian present. In the fourth volume of the EAM series, European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, we aim to cast light on the history, theory and actuality of the utopian and dystopian strands which run through the European modernism and avant-garde from the late 19th to the 21st Century.
• how have modernism and the avant-garde responded to historical circumstance in mapping the form of possible futures for humanity?
• how have avant-garde and modernist works presented ideals of living as alternatives to the present?
• how have avant-gardists acted with or against the state to remodel human life or to resist the instrumental reduction of life by administration and industrialisation?
• how have theory and the avant-garde interacted and co-articulated each other in the projection of utopian/dystopian possibilities?
• does the avant-garde inevitably succumb to the domination of the real or do its workings achieve real or symbolic effects?
• is modernism the mirror of the modern or its utopian antithesis?
We invite proposals for contributions of about 6000 words relevant to these themes, in English, French or German. The outline proposal should consist of one page of no more than 700 words. It should also include the name of the contributor, institutional affiliation, biography (max. 200 words) and a list of no more than ten recent and relevant publications. Proposals by non-members of EAM and by Ph.D. students will be considered.
Proposals will NOT be accepted after .
Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the upcoming deadline for proposals to the conference;
Art in transfer. Curatorial Practicesand Transnational Strategies in the Era of Pop.
CONFERENCE 6-8th November 2014, arr. by Södertörn University, CBEES, Terra Art Foundation.
Conference sites; Södertörn University and Moderna Museet.
26–28 June 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Call For PapersKeynote Speakers:Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, London)
Modernism Now! is a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference organised by the British Association for Modernist Studies, designed to explore ‘modernism’ today. The conference thus aims to discuss not only the past achievements of modernism but also to consider its possible futures. In Modernism and Theory, Neil Levi has recently suggested that in thinking about modernism we consider ‘the idea of a contemporary perpetuation of artistic modernism’ and that we see ‘modernist works as events whose implications demand continued investigation.’
Modernism Now! will explore these issues in two distinct ways:
- The conference aims to represent and reflect on the diversity of modernist studies today, and calls for papers assessing modernist writers, artists, texts and performances from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, methodological standpoints, and theoretical perspectives.
- Modernism Now! also wishes to explore the ongoing use of ‘modernism’ as a cultural, philosophical, and artistic category, analysing how and where modernism functions as a continuing aesthetic in the twenty-first century, across multiple disciplines, geographies, and traditions.
Topics might include (but are not restricted to):
- The idea of a contemporary modernism
- Modernist futures and legacies
- Past and previous modernisms
- Modernism as a continuing event
- Current debates in world literature and global modernist studies that stretch the historical/geographical framework of modernism
- The ‘nowness’ (Jetztzeit) of modernism; the new and the now
- Assessments of individual writers, artists, performers, texts, works of art that explore their status and relevance today
- Historical assessments of the term ‘modernism’
- New trends in modernist studies e.g. periodical studies
- Disciplinary borders and boundaries around modernism today
- ‘Early’ and ‘late’ modernisms; periodising modernism
- Current theorisations of modernism as a social/cultural/philosophical/political category
- How modernism informs the practice of contemporary artists/writers/performers
- Modernism and the tradition of the avant-garde
- Singular and plural modernism(s)
Proposals are welcomed for 20min papers, panels of 3-4 speakers, and focused round-tables on particular topics. Proposals should be no longer than 250 words per individual paper and should include a short biography for each speaker, including contact details.
Delegates must be members of BAMS in order to register. To become a member, go to http://bams.ac.uk/membership/
Proposals should be emailed to email@example.com by January 31st 2014.
Conference Organising Committee
Dr Suzanne Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London)
Chris Mourant (King’s College London)
Dr Cathryn Setz (University of Oxford)
Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)
8 – 10 May 2014
Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
and co-organized with Ghent University and Linköping University
As a writer and famous art collector, Gertrude Stein inspired generations of poets and painters; as a cultural icon she inspired feminist and gay activists, and her influence seems to be increasing still. Today, Stein’s impact is felt and recognized across such diverse fields as literature, theatre, film, visual arts, dance, performance, etc.
Because Stein’s influence has manifested itself to a wide extent through artistic appropriations and re-mediations, academic research has had troubles catching up with this diverse, crossdisciplinary reception. In recent years, however, we have seen how artists and scholars working in the crossover field between artistic practice and academic research have increasingly reflected the interdisciplinary reception of Gertrude Stein.
Several large conferences host well-attended panels on Gertrude Stein each year but Stein, in contrast to her modernist peers, has only rarely been the subject of a multiple-day scholarly gathering and thus has not received the same attention and scrutiny as her (male) contemporaries.
This conference will focus on the interdisciplinary reception of Stein among artists and academics, and create a platform for in-depth and extended Stein discussion. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stein’s seminal poetry collection, Tender Buttons. This book of prose poems is itself an interdisciplinary work of literary still lifes, collage texts obsessed with issues from the visual arts like perspective, visuality, texture,
space, materiality and physical objects.
7-8 October 2010, University of Tampere, Finland
Keynote speakers of the conference include: *Kevin Hart* (Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, University of Virginia) and *Shira Wolosky* (Professor of American Studies and English Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
In the wake of the “immanent turns” in philosophy and cultural studies in the 1970s and 1980s transcendence was deemed a relic and a hierarchical concept that established false authority and even spiritual tyranny. In recent years thinkers in diverse fields have turned to transcendence again: not in order to rehabilitate but to rearticulate ‘transcendence’ as a concept for epistemological, literary and aesthetic criticism. It seems that philosophies of all-inclusive immanence repeat the same hegemonic mistakes for which thinkers of transcendence were previously criticised. Hence immanence needs to be radically revised and cracked open—not in order to establish other worlds or any deeper realities with their paramount Others, but so as to reveal ontological and epistemological blind spots unattainable by means of ordinary language and thought.
The next EAM conference High and Low will be held at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan in Poland from 9-11 September 2010. Visit the conference website
Organisé par l’université de Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne en collaboration avec l’université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne
À Rennes, les 18, 19 et 20 mars 2010
Le livre d’artiste est une forme récente de la création où l’artiste utilise le support du livre pour produire une œuvre à part entière. Sous l’apparence inoffensive d’un livre ordinaire, souvent modeste, il cherche à intervenir dans le champ des idées et des concepts plutôt qu’à exhiber le raffinement de sa forme graphique et éditoriale.