FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS IN SOCIETY
28-31 July 2009
The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the
International Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual
platform for the arts and art practices, and enable 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 2009 Arts Conference will coincide with the Venice Biennale, and
will be held in conjunction with featured exhibitions and programs.
The occasion of the Venice Biennale provides an opportunity for the
Conference to serve as a node in the larger phenomenon of fairs,
festivals, and their networks. As such, the Arts Conference aims
to discover what values, instincts and common ground may exist
within the arts and their practices and sites of reception around the world.
The theme of this year's Conference is Art and Transnationalism. It
focuses dialogue on the arts and art practices that may be situated
within the context of international art expositions, festivals and
biennials which are engaged with the transnational production of art
and its global distribution networks. The scope is deliberately
broad and ambitious. Our times demand nothing less than
interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. The breadth of the
Conference and the Journal, however, are without prejudice to finely
grained discussion of specific, local and grounded practices.
In addition to a roster of international main speakers, the Arts
Conference will also include numerous individual paper, workshop and
colloquium presentations by artists/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 fully refereed International Journal of the Arts
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and
short abstract) is 14 November 2008. Future deadlines will be
announced on the Conference website after this date. Proposals are
reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the
Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be
found at the Conference website - http://www.Arts-Conference.com/.
Source of this information and contact:
Tressa Berman, Ph.D.
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Arts in
Society and International Journal of the Arts in Society