CFP: (Re)mediation (Los Angeles, 25 Oct 14)
Los Angeles, October 25, 2014
Deadline: Jul 1, 2014
(Re)mediation: the 49th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Association Symposium
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Deadline for paper proposals: July 1
The graduate students of the department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, invite proposals for a symposium to take place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in October 2014. We are looking for papers that engage with the notion of (re)mediation, broadly defined; (re)mediation can refer to remedy, reworking, or reuse as well as to questions of artistic medium and attendant technology. We seek papers from a wide variety of historical, cultural, methodological and disciplinary perspectives, and welcome submissions from all fields of art historical inquiry. Potential topics of interest include:
• Art, architecture, and environmental remediation: environmental
engagement, spatial reuse and recontextualization, art and architecture as social or ecological stop-gaps, artistic intervention in spaces of tragedy, etc.
• Transhistorical mediation: the second lives of art objects, the
appropriation and reuse of spolia, the status of the copy, etc.
• Technological remediation: the historical replacement of media and
technology by newer forms more suited to historical circumstance; moves toward or away from advanced means of production; prosthesis; anachronism and nostalgia as relates to media and technology
• The boundaries of media: changing definitions of artistic medium,
representations of one medium in another, the absence of medium, impacts of historical and contemporary technologies on questions of media, etc.
Please send abstracts of 300 words or fewer, as well as a current C.V., to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on July 1.