AAANZ 2015 Annual Conference | CALL FOR PAPERS

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Key Dates:

Call for Papers closes: Friday 28 August 2015.

The AAANZ annual conference for 2015 will take place in Brisbane at QAGOMA during 24-25 November 2015. The conference will run in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) is the national professional body for Australian and New Zealand art historians. Its membership is comprised principally of academics in art and design, postgraduate students, artists and designers, and gallery and museum curators.


After the many ends of art history, we begin again. The conjunction of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art's 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial (APT 8) and the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference presents opportunities to re-examine art history and generate innovative perspectives on histories and cultural traditions.  APT 8 prompts us to challenge assumptions and reconsider the relations between images, bodies, and spaces. We invite discussion on traditions and legacies of art practices and of art histories. We also invite analysis of new parameters for the study and practice of art, including the transformation of the image or of the presence of the body in art today. If the end of art history came with post-colonial/postmodern critique, what happens to such a critique long after these have become familiar discourse? Can we still presume that post-colonial/postmodern critique operate in opposition to a static and resistant orthodoxy? Have such discourses produced hegemonies of their own? What is the status of criticality now? What are the new orthodoxies? What image(s) of art, the artist, and art-historical inquiry do we need to consider in the age of digital media communication or of global contemporary?

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