Archives par étiquette : journal18

Appel à publication : Journal18 #6 ALBUMS (Fall 2018)

E; Bourdillat, Album comique : caricatures théâtrales et animalières, XVIIIe siècle, gouache, 33 x 24,5 cm, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite : 1er octobre 2017

The Culture of Albums in the Long 18th Century

Selecting, collecting, classifying, curating, displaying, narrating, disseminating, transporting, entertaining, educating, subverting: what other single object does all of that at once? Ordering knowledge through the rationale of a sequenced and empirical display of data (visual, textual, material), the album became an archetypical site of the eighteenth century’s way of thinking about and representing the world. Neither a treatise implementing a master-hypothesis nor a random gathering of material, albums can be described as both hybrid and structured objects. They have the physical structure of a book and the appearance of a narrative but are also pure displays, a rhetorical organization of iconic discourses and a virtual folding or unfolding of a larger idea having a specific program. They simultaneously contain pictorial imagery (paintings, cut-ups, and, later in the nineteenth century, photographs) and are themselves artistic creations. They provide microcosmic and portable representations of a polity, a culture or an individual. Unexpected mixtures of media and topics also form the repertoire of many albums. They invite us to think through regimes of readability, visibility and seriality. Often studied for their contents rather than as creations in their own right, albums raise many important questions regarding their status as archival or museum objects. Their contrived nature makes them ideal objects to be studied in terms of social practice, identity politics and interconnectedness. They invoke relationships, compositions and collectivity. The album offers a very fertile ground for probing the material and intellectual productivity of cultures.

What does album-making tell us about cultural and individual identities? And how do these identities utilize and make sense of this specific practice? How do albums work iconographically and textually? What is their historical significance and how can we interpret them?
For Issue 6 of Journal18, we invite papers that explore these and related questions to appraise this hitherto neglected object of our discipline. In particular we call for an investigation of parallel developments of albums around the globe across the long 18th Century (1650-1850), as well as the theoretical debates informing notions of serialization and authenticity. Drawing upon neighboring fields of anthropology, literary criticism, philosophy and museum studies, we
invite scholars to think about these objects as ubiquitous and intimately interconnected artefacts, and to investigate them within cultures of imperialism, colonialism, identity politics and theoretical approaches of artistic hybridity and difference.

Issue Editor Nebahat Avcioglu, Hunter College/CUNY

Proposals for issue #6 Albums are now being accepted. Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2017.
http://www.journal18.org/future-issues/

To submit a proposal, send an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to editor@journal18.org and navciogl@hunter.cuny.edu. Articles should not exceed 6000 words (including footnotes) and will be due on April 1, 2018. For further details on the submission process see Information for
Authors.
http://www.journal18.org/info/

Appel à publication : Journal18 #5 – Coordinates (Printemps 2018)

Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), Le lever du jour, départ des pêcheurs, 1747, peinture à l’huile sur toile, 98 x 134 cm, © D. Perronnet/Art digital studio & P. de Gobert

Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), Le lever du jour, départ des pêcheurs, 1747, peinture à l’huile sur toile, 98 x 134 cm, © D. Perronnet/Art digital studio & P. de Gobert

Type : Appel à publication
Date limite : 1er avril 2017
Date de publication : Printemps 2018
Sous la direction de : Carrie Anderson (Middlebury College) et Nancy Um (Binghamton University)

#5 Coordinates

Digital Mapping & 18th-century Visual, Material, and Built Cultures Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Journal18 #4 – East-Southeast (Automne 2017)

Louis-Auguste Brun, Portrait équestre de la reine Marie-Antoinette, 1783, huile sur toile, 60 x 66 cm, Versailles, musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Louis-Auguste Brun, Portrait équestre de la reine Marie-Antoinette, 1783, huile sur toile, 60 x 66 cm, Versailles, musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Type : Appel à publication
Date limite : 1er octobre 2016
Date de publication : Automne 2017
Sous la direction de : Kristina Kleutghen, Washington University in St. Louis

#4 East-Southeast

The recent cross-cultural turn in art history has opened up the eighteenth-century world in a variety of productive new ways. Yet the view of this global eighteenth century is still often that of Europe and North America looking East, rather than considering broader Asia’s view of contact among its many states and kingdoms spread out along the continent and across oceans. Trade, exploration, and diplomacy linked the region stretching from East Asia through Southeast Asia, around India, and across the Indian Ocean to the Middle East in ways that brought exotic goods from one end of this vast area to another. A few notable cases even forbade most or all Europeans from entering the country, choosing to strengthen their connections to their neighbors – even thousands of miles away across the seas – rather than to the Westerners who arrived in their harbors. Artists and artisans traveled between courts and ports; treasures and useful decorative objects brought far-flung nations into everyday contact; and imitations of the foreign competed with authentic imported goods in markets around the Eastern Hemisphere. The result is a complex and understudied area of cross-cultural contact that reveals the true depths of interaction across the Asian continent that began long before European arrival and continues today.

« East-Southeast » seeks to reorient the compass of global art history by considering intra-Asian artistic exchange during the long eighteenth century. Articles should address some area of art resulting from contact between the Asian non-west, stretching from Western Asia across
Central Asia to East Asia, and down through South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Modalités de soumission :

To submit a proposal, send an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to editor@journal18.org. Articles should not exceed 6000 words and will be due on 1 April 2017. For further details on the submission process see Information for Authors (http://www.journal18.org/info/).

Plus d’informations sur le site de Journal18.

Appel à publication : Journal18, #3 LIFELIKE (Printemps 2017)

Nicolas Spayement, peintre Desmares, machiniste, huile sur tôle de fer, cadrans émaillés, cadre en bois sculpté et doré, 1739 © Les Arts Décoratifs

Nicolas Spayement, peintre, Desmares, machiniste, huile sur tôle de fer, cadrans émaillés, cadre en bois sculpté et doré, 1739 © Les Arts Décoratifs

Type : Appel à publication.
Date de publication : Printemps 2017.
Date limite d’envoi de proposition : 15 mai 2016.

#3 LIFELIKE

Continuer la lecture