Call for papers - In collaboration with Black Artists & Modernism

Call for papers In collaboration with Black Artists & Modernism

15/03/2017 - 28/04/2017
Curator: Nick Aikens
BAM/VAM is looking for speakers!

For the upcoming symposium Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings, which takes place at 8 and 9 December 2017, we are looking for speakers (curators, artists, academics) who can relate to the subject conceptualism and black artists in Europe.

We are looking for people who focus on a specific artwork to address the themes and questions below:

-  How do artists like Nil Yalter, David Medalla, and Stanley Brouwn, amongst others, approach and engage with Conceptualism?

- How are formations of race, class, gender and sexuality addressed through Conceptualist art practices in Europe after 1968 and among emerging contemporary artists such as Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc?

-  How can Conceptualism be understood anew through intersectional readings and international framings?

- How have public collections contested mainstream white male-dominated definitions of Conceptualism in Europe?

-  How does the term ‘Black’ resonate, if at all, within discourses of Conceptualism and modernism across specific European regions and contexts?


Please submit proposals by email as a single Word document, comprising an abstract (max 500 words) and a short biography (300 words) by 28th April 2017. Proposals should be sent to:

Deadline is extended to 28th April 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2017.