Arts in Society Conference, 9-11 May 2011, Berlin, Germany

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6th International Conference on the Arts in Society

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Berlin, Germany
9-11 May 2011

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the International Journal of the Arts in Society provide a scholarly platform for discussions of the arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

The 2011 conference will explore the intersection between Art + Science, held in conjunction with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) 2011-2012 Topic of the Year - "ArteFacts. Knowledge is Art - Art is Knowledge". Presented by BBAW, the 2011-2012 Topic of the Year aims to reassess the relationship between art and science. For more information on the BBAW Topic of the Year, please see: .

This year's conference includes the following plenary speakers:
* Suzanne Anker, Visual Artist and Theorist; Chair, Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA
* Nina Czegledy, Media Artist, Curator and Writer; Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto; Associate Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Montreal; Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
* Erika Fischer-Lichte, Institute for Theatre Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
* Dieter Mersch, Media and Art Philosophy, Universitat Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
* Victoria Vesna, Media Artist, Researcher, Collaborator, University of California, Los Angeles; New School for Design, New York City, USA
* Gunter M. Ziegler, Matheon Professor, Freie UniversitäBerlin, Berlin, Germany

For further information and updates on the Arts in Society Conference plenary speakers, please see: .

In addition, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available, which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal.