Appel à communication : Working on It… Preparation in Art

Jean-Antoine Watteau, Croquis militaire : trois soldats et un homme agenouillé, dessin, 12,2 x 19,5 cm, Paris, Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts

Type : Appel à communication

Date limite de l’appel à candidature : 31 mai 2017

Date de la manifestation : 26 – 27 octobre 2017

Lieu : Los Angeles, University of Southern California

Every work of art, architecture, and design undergoes a process of becoming. Yet the material traces of preparation and process—such as studies and sketches, architectural blueprints, or photographic proofs and negatives—are often underexamined or undervalued. This symposium will investigate the overlooked, ephemeral, or no longer extant objects and activities generated in the preparation of art. We invite topics that explore how drawings, sketches, plans, instructions, and/or models are used to work out, set down, and circulate ideas across a wide range of creative practices. We are interested in how examinations of the techniques and products of preparation can address questions related to the creative process, what constitutes a work of art, the collaborative nature of art making, translations between media, and the dissemination of ideas about art, architecture, and design. Graduate students in art history and related fields are welcome to submit proposals on any time period, style, culture, or geographic region. Continuer la lecture de Appel à communication : Working on It… Preparation in Art

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