Conference language: EnglishApplication deadline: May 20, 2017.
Since the official language of the conference is English, we kindly ask that you write your abstract, CV and all other information in the application form in English.
A notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than June 15, 2017.
We welcome presentations up to 20 minutes in length, with themes related to the following issues:
-how to define modern sculpture’s temporal boundaries;-which political, social and economic factors determine modern sculpture production and in what ways;-where sculpture stands in relation to dominant cultural concepts in specific socio-political paradigms and what happens to it after a paradigm shift;-what comparative models of sculptural production exist in Europe and the world and how and why connections are established between some geographical and cultural territories;-in which specific geographical locations the greatest exchanges between the sculptors’ ideas in the designated period took place;-how to perceive the idea of a dominant centre and a passivized periphery today and in what measure and how it is possible to transgress this idea on the examples of sculptural works in specific national and/or cultural spaces;-what the role and nature of modern portrait sculpture is and to what extent it is possible to consider it a reflection/generator of social and political networking and cultural diplomacy;-which specific narratives are related to sculpture and in what degree they are important for its comprehension and “orientation” in the process of translation between different semantic contexts;-what kind of language is used to describe modern sculpture and what kind of thesaurus can be generated in that sense;-how sculpture is mediated to the public, i.e. what systems of mechanic and virtual reproduction mean for its reception;-how to approach sculpture as a “mediator of memory” and how the knowledge about it relates to archives and databanks, i.e. defining the connection between sculpture, archives and databanks;-how conceptual turns in the field of artistic activity reflect on the understanding and language of sculpture and its manifestation.
The Scientific Committee will inform all applicants of the final selection by June 15, 2017.
The conference will take place at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia. It will include a visit to the Ivan Meštrović Museums (Meštrović Gallery and Meštrović’s Crikvine-Kaštilac), where the works of Ivan Meštrović, one of the most famous modern Croatian sculptors, are being permanently kept and displayed; in a space conceived and built by Meštrović himself in the 1930s.
Should you have any further questions, please contact the organiser at the following email address: email@example.com .
----------------------------------------------------------------------------The conference is part of the CROSCULPTURE research project which is supported by the Croatian Science Foundation.https://crosculpture.wixsite.com/crosculpture-hrzzwww.facebook.com/crosculpture
Full project title: Manifestations of Modern Sculpture in Croatia: Sculpture on the Crossroads between Socio-political Pragmatism, Economic Possibilities and Aesthetical Contemplation