REMINDER - Deadline 28 May 2010 - Call for Papers: Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art

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Simone Sharpe & Sarah Tayton/Monash University

Submission deadline: Friday May 28, 2010.

Collaboration has fostered ground-breaking innovations in the visual arts during the 20th and 21st centuries. The conference focuses on the dynamics of collaborative experiments and reciprocal exchanges by modern and postmodern artists. It will explore creative partnership in social and historical contexts, discursive and ideological frames, and gender. It seeks to formulate new methodologies in the study of artistic collaboration, to shed light on creative co-operation and to provide critiques of traditional models of authorship.

The Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art conference will be held from Thursday September 30-Friday October 1, 2010 at Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Keynote speaker: Professor Joachim Pissarro (USA).
Conference convenor: Dr Janine Burke.
Conference organiser: Sarah Tayton.

Offers of papers are invited. Topics may include:
• Collaborations in current artistic practice
• Creative partnerships within modernist groups e.g. Russian Revolutionary artists, Surrealists, Fluxus etc.,
• Collective political engagement
• 1960s and 70s protest art
• Feminist approaches to creative partnership
• Collaborative curatorial practice
• Collective representation and issues of authorship
• Theorisation of collaborative practice
• Intimacy and creative partnership
• Public art

Abstracts of no more than 300 words, accompanied by a brief CV, may be submitted via email to Sarah Tayton at in Word or PDF format. Please advise of A/V needs. Submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers welcome.
Submission deadline: Friday May 28, 2010.
Confirmation of acceptance: Friday June 11, 2010.

$300 (waged), $150 (student/unwaged)
Earlybird $200 (waged), $100 (student/unwaged)
Earlybird registration deadline: Friday July 30, 2010
Conference dinner: $60.00 per head. Venue TBC

Conference publication:
A refereed volume, Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art, featuring selected papers from the conference, will be published online.

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Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art is partly sponsored by Social and Aesthetics Research Unit (SARU), School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University.