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Call for papers--Materials of modern sculpture

From: Morna O'Neill <morna.oneill<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Call for papers:
The Materials of Modern Sculpture
A one-day graduate student symposium
Saturday, February 4, 2006
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

This one-day graduate student symposium will address the materials
of modern sculpture and changing conceptions of the sculptural
object from 1945 to the present.

In conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery, the Center is
holding this symposium to address the very nature of the sculptural
object.  We will examine the physical materials from which
sculptures are made both the expansion of sculptural material from
1945 to the present and new uses of traditional materials such as
marble and bronze and the ways in which the consideration of
material reconceptualizes the sculptural object.

This investigation will not focus solely on British art, and we
welcome papers on European and American topics.  We invite
interpretations of this theme as 30-minute papers from graduate
students working on all aspects of the arts and humanities as well
as conservation. Cross-disciplinary approaches are particularly
welcome.  Topics may include but are not restricted to:

    *   problems of display and the ways in which sculpture occupies

    *   problems concerning the conservation of materials

    *   shifting conceptions of the sculptural object and the
        consequences for spectatorship -the economics and
        infrastructure of sculpture production

    *   changing ideas about monuments and memorialization

    *   sculpture and temporality, works that are meant to change
        over time (such as those by Andy Goldsworthy and Anja
        Gallacio) and those that are not (Marc Quinn's defrosted
        blood sculpture)

    *   the development of new materials for sculpture

    *   the meaning of marble and bronze after 1945

    *   the ways in which traditional materials and techniques
        accommodate radical reconceptions of sculpture and its
        position in the public sphere (for example in the work of
        Barry Flanagan or Elizabeth Frink)

The program will include discussion sessions with curators,
conservators, and practicing artists.  The day will draw to its
close with a keynote lecture.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to

    Morna O'Neill
    Research Department
    Yale Center for British Art
    PO Box 208280
    New Haven, CT 06520-8280
    morna.oneill<-a t->yale< . >edu

by September 30, 2005.

Limited travel funds for speakers are available upon application.

Support for this symposium has been generously provided by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Morna O'Neill
Research Associate
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
PO Box 208280
New Haven, CT  06520
Fax: 203-432-5946

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