14 March, 2006

AAANZ conference

Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Thursday 30 November – Saturday 2 December 2006

Reinventing the Medium
Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University

The conference aims to address the state of the art medium in art history and into the twenty-first century. With an eye on Rosalind Krauss’ recent critique of the ‘post-medium condition’ – in which the medium is ‘outmoded, cashiered, washed-up, finished’ – and another on the extravaganza of photo-based art and digital media, the conference encourages critical responses which address some or all of the following, in relation to Australian, New Zealand and international art:

• The medium in art history and theory (‘old’ and new media)
• The entropy of postmodernism and the return of modernism
• The challenge of photo-based representation to traditional aesthetic paradigms
• Aesthetics and pluralism in the post-medium age
• Installation art
• The ‘crisis’ in art criticism
• Authorship and copyright
• Popular culture and commerce in and as art
• Fashion and design as aesthetic ‘crimes’
• Multimedia, digital art and aesthetics

Convenors: Associate Professor Anne Marsh and Dr Daniel Palmer

Call for session topics
Prospective session chairs are invited to propose topics for conference sessions (up to 4 x 20 minute papers plus discussion time). The session chair may invite particular speakers to contribute to the session or receive submissions on the topic from the general call.

Deadline for session proposals (150 word abstract & speakers if applicable): Thursday 1 June 2006. Session topics will be posted on the conference website in June: http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/aaanzconference

Call for papers
Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals for 20 minute paper presentations on one or more of the conference themes (or session themes, once these are made available). In addition, there will be an ‘open’ stream in the conference, for sessions and topics which do not fit the broad areas listed above. Submissions must include contact details (phone, email, and postal), institutional affiliation where applicable, and AV requirements. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference convenors and/or session chairs.

Deadline for paper proposals (250 word abstract): Monday 14 August 2006
(Notification of acceptance: Monday 28 August 2006)

Submit all proposals & enquiries to: aaanzconference@artdes.monash.edu.au T: +613 9903 2480

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