Reconciliation through Cross-Cultural Collaboration

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Universities Art Association of Canada/L'Association d'art des universites du Canada
contact email: 

Following milestone moments in Canadian history, namely the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it has become imperative that all members of the nation should be implicated in processes of conciliation and reconciliation. This turn must include immigrants, migrants, and refugees who diaspored to Canada through colonial networks of their own, and whose presence has been largely overlooked in the “difficult binary” constructed between colonizer and the colonized in both historical and emergent discourses on decolonization. How might these postcolonial subjects enter into artistic or curatorial collaboration with Indigenous peoples of Canada that both acknowledge cultural diversity and their shared colonial beginnings? And in what ways can we expect these cross-cultural alliances to be productive in generating mutual recognition and, then, contributing to radical shifts in Canadian visual culture? This panel invites presentations from artists, curators, writers, and scholars that work through concepts of the cross- and inter-cultural in their artistic and/or curatorial practices.



Conference regulations / Règles de participation :

  1. Applicants may present in only one session, round table, or panel. / Tout individu ne peut présenter que dans une séance, une table ronde ou un atelier.

  2. Applicants cannot submit proposals to more than two sessions, round tables, or panels. If submitting two proposals they must advise the chairs of both sessions. / Tout individu ne peut proposer de communication dans plus de deux séances, tables rondes ou ateliers. S’ils ou elles soumettent deux propositions, ils/elles doivent en avertir les président(e)s de séances, tables rondes ou ateliers.

  3. Proposals must be sent directly to the chair(s) of the session, round table, or panel. / Les propositions de communications doivent être envoyées directement aux président(e)s de séance, de table ronde ou d’atelier.

  4. Submissions must include / Les soumissions doivent inclure :
     the name of the applicant / le nom de l’intervenant(e)
     the applicant’s email address / l’adresse courriel de l’intervenant(e)
     the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank / l’affiliation institutionnelle et le titre de l’intervenant(e)  title of proposal / le titre de la communication
     a proposal (300 words maximum) / une proposition de communication (maximum de 300 mots)
     a brief biography (150 words maximum) / une courte biographie (maximum 150 mots)

  5. Submissions must be submitted via the Call for Papers form. / Les soumissions doivent être soumises avec le formulaire < Appel à communications >.

  6. Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 15, 2018. / Les personnes membres et non-membres de l’AAUC peuvent soumettre une proposition. Celles qui ne sont pas membres DOIVENT néanmoins le devenir et payer les frais d’inscription afin de participer au congrès. Tous les membres doivent renouveler leur adhésion et s’inscrire au congrès avant le 15 septembre, 2018.

  7. Proposals are invited from permanent and contractual faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate students in terminal degree programs (examples: PhD, MFA, MDes, etc.) who are engaged in the visual arts (studio practice, art history, visual culture, material culture, museum studies, art conservation, etc.). MA students are not permitted to give papers at the conference. / Les enseignant(e)s universitaires, les chercheur(e)s indépendant(e)s, et les étudiant(e)s qui poursuivent un diplôme professionnel/terminal (exemples : doctorat en histoire de l’art, maîtrise en beaux-arts ou en design) sont invitées à proposer des communications. Les propositions d’étudiant(e)s à la maîtrise en histoire de l’art ne sont pas admissibles.