Some upcoming workshops and calls for proposals for exhibition, conference papers, panels and workshops….
Going Public: Telling It As It Is
European Network of Public Art Producers
22-24 March 2012, Bilbao
Going Public is a three-day symposium aimed at exploring storytelling as a mode of production and reception of public art. It features a series of lecture performances and artist commissions spread throughout the city of Bilbao (including interventions in local newspapers by Martha Rosler and Phil Collins; a shop window exhibition by Alex Reynolds; projections by Itziar Barrio; and the local TV broadcast of a video by María Ruido). Going Public is accompanied “by a closed network meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz that draws together selected professionals in the field”.
Further information: here
(Yes, THIS week, in Bilbao, so perhaps you’re not ready to pack your bags today? Organisation, website, symposium and associated events are worth keeping an eye on…. likewise with the following:)
Moving in Three Dimensions: Re-writing the Objects and Histories of Sculpture
11-12 May 2012
The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, London
Works of sculpture and the places in which they are viewed are more prone to adaptation, transformation, damage and loss than are any other categories of object. Sculpture is frequently intended to be inseparable from the spaces and locations it occupies. In consequence, its removal is often traumatic and recorded in damage to both object and context. The adjustment of buildings, rooms and public spaces to accommodate relocated objects, whether for the purpose of public display or private ownership, results in shifts in the physical status, the implied meaning and the social perception of both the moved object and its altered situation.
However, whilst the removal of sculpture from its intended context changes the thing itself, the space it once occupied and the place into which it is deposited, the ruptures and dislocations associated with such events also provide opportunities for detailed technical examination, the retrieval of previously inaccessible views and the creation of new and unexpected juxtapositions of things and ideas. The new readings that are opened up by such opportunities can relate both to the histories of individual objects and their making and to the wider social, religious and political narratives of which they form a part. In these narratives, the traces of the removal and relocation of sculpture are often the only physical vestiges left of the events they describe.
Proposals are invited for papers which address some of the motivations for changes to sculpture and its contexts, their outcomes and the new approaches to writing their histories which they call for. In particular, art historians, curators, and conservators are invited to contribute to sessions focusing on relocation, redisplay and reclassification.
Call for paper proposals due: 23 March 2012
Further information and detailed call for papers: here.
[Source: Melbourne Art Network]
Cities Methodologies 2012
Slade Research Centre, University College London
4-7 July 2012
Cities Methodologies invites proposals for exhibition and events from researchers from any discipline who are developing and using innovative methods to understand cities and urbanization.
Cities Methodologies aims to promote cross- and inter-disciplinary work, and to showcase recent research on a wide range of cities. Visitors to Cities Methodologies encounter diverse methods of urban research in juxtaposition‚ from archival studies to statistical analyses, practice-led art and design work to oral history, writing, walking, film-making and photography.
This year we are particularly‚ though not exclusively‚ interested in receiving proposals related to the themes of:
- Collaborative/public methods for urban research
- Mega events and urban change
- Housing and dishousing
Deadline for Proposals: 5pm (UK), 1 May 2012
Further information and submission forms: here
Creative Communities 3 Conference: Risks & Possibilities
26- 28 September 2012, Gold Coast, Australia
The third Creative Communities conference will be hosted by the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Proposals are invited from scholars, arts & cultural workers, designers, urban designers, architects and policy makers interested in presenting oral papers, presentations, interactive workshops, panels or roundtable discussions on the following Conference themes:
1. Creative Communities At Risk
Perceptions of societal danger- aversion and subversive behaviour; Individual versus collective risk and possibility; Between invisibility and presence; Laws and regulations and their impact or influence on creative communities
2. Itineraries of engagement
Creative Practice and cultural indicators in policy making; Idealization and leadership; Professional versus hobbyist perspectives of creative practice; Public events as catalysts for community; Observing and evaluating participation in creative engagement; Possibilities of participation- gatekeepers
3. Transcultural dialogues
Emergent global creativities; Community, creativity and post transnational trauma eg, 9/11- Bali bombing, London ‘youth’ riots, Black Friday Victorian bush fires; Cultural tourism /mis-tourism; Asia Pacific heritage dialogues
4. Politics of networks
Digital social networking; Politics, kinship, and the role of communities /Creative geographies, ecologies and networks; Migration of skills and experience; Flexible and local forums and networks, complexity in varied contexts; ‘Hard-to-reach’ membership cohorts
5. Diversity and inclusion: Creativity as a catalyst for reconciling difference
Social Sustainability and the creative artist: socially responsible creative commitment; Personal Development as a liberating force: confidence building in community sub groups; Collaboration: reliable interdependence: links through non-political non-biased creativity; Transparency and ownership: who owns the project; Old and skilled/young and skilled: forging links and breaking down generational barriers
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2012
Further information and submission guidelines: here