Session: Diagrams, Maps and Plans in Visual Art, University Art Association of Canada

full name / name of organization: 
session chair: Jakub Zdebik, University of Guelph
contact email: 
jzdebik@uoguelph.ca

Diagrams, Maps and Plans in Visual Art.
University Art Association of Canada, October 14-16, 2010
Deadline for submissions: May 3rd, 2010

Diagrammatic elements are widely used in the production of visual arts: from Lombardi’s diagrams of global networks of corruption to Ewen’s cloud formation diagrams; from Kerbel’s architectural plans to LeWitt’s conceptual plans; from Savard’s minimalist maps of Paris to Boetti’s woven maps of the world.
Participants in this session are invited to debate the place of the diagram as a critical tool and artistic device, as did Elkins with his ‘images that are not art’, Deleuze with his philosophical assessment of Bacon’s paintings, or Krauss and Danto in their criticism of the diagrammatic device in 20th century art.
Papers in this session will address how painting, conceptual art and media art represent, use or critique the flat, horizontal but potentially multidimensional devices of diagrams, maps and plans.

Please send a 200 words proposal for a 20 min. paper by May 3rd, 2010 to:

Dr. Jakub Zdebik
jzdebik@uoguelph.ca

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond