Decolonizing Knowledge: New Perspectives in Art History - Universities Art Associations of Canada (UAAC)

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 31, 2020
Location: 
British Columbia, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Fine Arts, Humanities, Race / Ethnic Studies

The writing of art history is undergoing today several epistemological upheavals that require the introduction of new methodologies, inspired by postcolonial studies. The questioning of normative discourses and the issues related to the invisibility of racialized artists affect the discipline of art history as well as artistic practices, museology and museography. How are these new concerns articulated in the context of multicultural societies? What forms do new representations of identity take at a time of decolonization of knowledge?
This panel invites art professionals and researchers to submit papers on the following themes: inclusiveness; identity and representation; cultural appropriation; remapping of art history; local art history; neo orientalism; new exotism; decolonization of knowledge; decolonization of museums; network analysis of the global south.

Conference regulations :

1. Applicants may present in only one session, round table, or panel.

2. Applicants may not submit proposals to more than two sessions, round tables, or panels. If submitting two proposals they must advise the chairs of both sessions.

3. Proposals must be sent directly to the chair(s) of the session, round table, or panel

4. Submissions must include : 

  • the name of the applicant 
  • the applicant’s email address
  • the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
  • title of proposal
  • a proposal (300 words maximum)
  • a brief biography (150 words maximum) 

5. Submissions must be submitted via the Call for Papers form attached

6. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 11, 2020.

7. Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference

8. Session chairs may not make a presentation in their own session, round table, or panel. However, they may submit a proposal to another session, round table, or panel. 

Contact Info: 

Universities Art Association of Canada

OCTOBER 15-17 OCTOBRE 2020

Co-organized by SFU, UBC and the UAAC Board of Directors

Submission deadline : July 31, 2020 

The Universities Art Association of Canada provides a national voice for its membership, composed of university and college faculty, independent scholars and other art professionals in the fields of art, art history and visual culture.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 UAAC-AAUC Conference will be held online. While we regret that we won’t have the opportunity to welcome you in Vancouver, we hope you will join us for what promises to be a stimulating weekend of panels, roundtables, workshops and plenaries, including two live keynote addresses featuring artist Stan Douglas and art historian Charmaine Nelson.

Session chairs : 

Monia Abdallah est professeure en approches culturelles des arts visuels au département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Ses recherches portent sur les pratiques artistiques contemporaines dites du Moyen-Orient ainsi que sur l’histoire des modernismes artistiques en-dehors de l’Europe et de l’Amérique du Nord. Ses plus récentes publications s’intéressent aux discours qui lient Art, Islam et Modernité, et plus spécifiquement sur la notion d’art islamique contemporain qui fut l’objet de sa thèse de doctorat soutenue à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris) sous le titre Construire le progrès continu du passé. Enquête sur la notion d’art islamique contemporain. Avant de rejoindre l’UQÀM, elle a effectué un postdoctorat à University of Toronto (bourse postdoctoale du CRSH) et a été boursière postdoctorale de la Andrew W Mellon Foundation au Courtauld Institute of Art (Londres) où elle a enseigné le premier cours sur l’art contemporain du Moyen-Orient.

 

Hend Ben Salah est actuellement candidate au doctorat en histoire de l’art à l’UQAM. Elle a d’abord été diplômée de l’Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Tunis (baccalauréat et maitrise en Art visuels), et de l’université Paris 8 (baccalauréat en psychologie à distance), avant de se diriger vers la recherche en histoire de l’art. Ses recherches portent sur la réception en Occident d'œuvres d'artistes contemporains que l'on qualifie d'artistes « arabes », originaires de la zone MENA, et de l’impact que cette qualification pourrait avoir sur leur intégration dans les circuits de l’art contemporain. Elle s’intéresse aussi à la construction des imaginaires et aux représentations identitaires dans les œuvres d’artistes extra-européens.