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On behalf of Mutual Images Research Association, I would like to draw your attention to the Call for Papers for the 7th International Workshop, to be held at the University of Vigo, Spain on 3 & 4 June 2019. The deadline is this Saturday, 30th March.
PAINTING EAST: ARTISTIC RELATIONS BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE WEST [ARTISTS, AESTHETICS, ARTWORKS]
Nowadays, intense influences between cultures are commonly associated with new technologies and globalisation. However, when it comes to art, the new millennium is but the last step in a long process of hundreds of years of artistic interaction and cultural exchange between artists from countries all over the world. The relationship between Japan and Europe, strengthened after the Meiji Restoration, richly exemplifies how artists and their production benefit from outside influences, which ultimately permeates between different artistic and cultural manifestations such as cinema, photography, fashion, graphic design, comics or contemporary art. This workshop aims to gather researchers and practitioners who wish to discuss the mutual influence between Japan and Europe on artists, their works and styles. The discussions are open to all periods and artistic mediums (including fine arts, cinema, photography, graphic design, manga, anime, fashion, etc.). We invite papers that consider individual artists, collectives, artistic movements or specific artworks.
The dx5 digital & graphic art_research group at University of Vigo, in co-operation with Mutual Images Association, invite potential speakers to this workshop. Interested presenters are invited to submit a 300-word abstract on topics related to images of Japan through a foreign lens and vice-versa. PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to submit papers. Panel submissions are welcome, but also all the individual papers will be grouped with others of a similar theme, where possible. All papers presented may be subsequently published in the peer-reviewed journal Mutual Images: mutualimages-journal.org.
Please send your abstract, along with your details (name, position and institution/affiliation), to: email@example.com. The deadline for abstracts is 30th March 2019. Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion and exchange. Information about attending as a delegate will be sent out shortly after the deadline. A provisional schedule and details of the keynote will be provided at that time.
WE ENCOURAGE SUBMISSIONS CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING THEMES, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY
CULTURAL MOVEMENTS AND FLUX:
_Japanese artists who traveled to Europe/ European artists who traveled to Japan.
_Exhibitions about Japan or Japanese art in Europe/ exhibitions about Europe or European art in Japan. _Reception of manga and anime in Europe.
_European cinema in Japan; Japanese cinema in Europe.
_Photography in modern Japan as an imported technique/ Japan as the postwar leader in the photographic industry.
REPRESENTATION OF THE SELF AND OTHER IN ART:
_Artworks representing Japan and/or Europe.
_Self and other in Japanese and European cinema.
_Japanese artists influenced by European cultures/ European artists influenced by Japanese culture.
_Japanese motives/ European motives in fine arts, cinema, photography, graphic design and fashion.
_Manga and anime in contemporary art / European take on manga and anime.
_Cross-relations and influences between different artistic mediums.
_Graphic design in Europe and Japan.
For more information, visit https://www.mutualimages.org/events
The deadline for abstracts is 30th March 2019.
Dr Christopher J. Hayes
Communications Officer, Mutual Images Research Association