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NEW NARRATIVES IN CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY SEMINAR

24-25 November 2017

NEW NARRATIVES IN CONTEMPORARY ART HISTORY SEMINAR

In recent years we have witnessed how, at the same time as the degrees of Art History and Fine Arts were becoming consolidated, museums and art centres were developing different methodologies in their research work on contemporary creation. Both in the university area as in the area of cultural institutions, that conceptual and methodological diversity gave rise to very different investigations (academic or as exhibits) and to equally varied ways of arranging the collections. Perhaps there was a lack of deep reflection regarding the criteria and methods for writing the new narrations on today's art, as well as regarding the real ability for museums and university to dialogue. Are the new concepts and critical paradigms really reformulating the way in which museums carry out their work?
Gone are the days when it was more pressing to update the knowledge institutions (university and museums) to bring them closer to a more contemporary creation. This was done, often, undertaking criteria and values inherited and not subjecting them to a critical evaluation. Over the past few years, however, we have witnessed how the key classifications and concepts of art criticism and art are being challenged, revealing the defects of the narrations and proposing different ones. In the seminar New Narratives in Contemporary Art History our aim is to propose an ambitious reflection regarding the objects and methods of study of art history, focusing the analyses on the creations from the last decades. We consider this reflection to be necessary because both the narratives of history as well as the institutional practices are being affected by the new approaches of researchers and by the impulse of social movements. In recent years, the new contributions have been giving rise to the reorientation and proliferation of studies that address the phenomenon of the artwork from other perspectives.


DIRECTORS: Agar Ledo Arias, Miguel Anxo Rodríguez

TECNHINCAL SECRETARY
: Gema Baños

COORDINATION
: Matías García Rodríguez, Daniel López Abel

PUBLICATION OF MINUTES AND WEB PAGE: Daniel López Abel

ORGANISATION: Research group “Historia del Arte, de la Arquitectura y del Urbanismo (History of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning)” (GI-1510), of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC).

ORGANISING GROUP: Santiago Olmo (Director of CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea), Matías García Rodríguez (researcher, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Daniel López Abel (independent researcher), Agar Ledo (Head of exhibitions for MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo), Miguel Anxo Rodríguez (Art History Department, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela).

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTE: Margarida Brito Alves (Art History Department, Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Silvia García (Painting Department, Universidade de Vigo), Yolanda Herranz (Sculpture Department, Universidade de Vigo), Iñaki Martínez Antelo (Director of MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo), Xosé Nogueira Otero (Art History Department, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Martí Perán (Art History Department, Universitat de Barcelona), Fernando José Pereira (Fine Arts Department, Universidade do Porto), Yolanda Pérez Sánchez (Department of Architectural Projects, Urban Planning and Composition, Universidade de A Coruña), Juan Martín Prada (Department of Physical Education, Art and Music Didactics, Universidad de Cádiz), Víctor del Río García (Art History/Fine Arts Department, Universidad de Salamanca), Sergio Rubira (Art History III: Contemporary Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Jesús A. Sánchez García (Art History Department, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Federico L. Silvestre (Art History Department, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Cristina Trigo (Department of Applied Didactics, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)



PROGRAMME

Friday, 24 November

Panel 1:
Gender Perspectives

09:00    Presentation by the seminar directors
09:30  Conference by Lourdes Méndez (Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
10:45  Proposals
12:00  Break
12.20  Round table (1 hour and 40 min)
Xabier Arakistain (curator and culture critic); Anxela Caramés (researcher and curator); Patricia Mayayo (Department of Art History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Helena Miguélez (Department of Modern Languages, Bangor University, United Kingdom). Moderator: Anxela Caramés (researcher and curator)


Panel 2:
The Official Practices

16:00  Conference by Jesús Carrillo (Department of Art History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
17:15  Proposals
18:30  Break
18:50 Round table (1 hour and 40 min). Marcelo Expósito (artist and essay writer, MACBA Independent Studies Programme in Barcelona); Anxo Rabuñal (researcher and editor); Sandra Vieira Jürgens (Department of Art History, Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Moderator: Miguel Anxo Rodríguez (Department of Art History, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
20:30    Critical [Ex]positions. Critical Discourses in Spanish Art, 1975-1995 book launch, conducted by Natalia Poncela (coordinator of the magazine Tentativas críticas) and Santiago Olmo (Director of CGAC)




Saturday, November 25

Panel 3: Cultural Analysis and Visual Studies 
09:30    Conference by Mieke Bal (literary theorist, culture and art historian, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam)
10:45    Proposals
12:00    Break
12.20    Round table (1 hour and 40 min)
Santiago Olmo (Director of Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea) and Mieke Bal. Moderator: Pedro de Llano (curator, critic and researcher, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

Panel 4: Geopolitics. Decolonial Discourses
16:00    Conference by Germán Labrador Méndez (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University, USA)
17:15    Proposals
18:30    Break)
18:50    Round table (1 hour and 40 min.)
Julia Morandeira (Curator and researcher CA2M, Móstoles); Olga Fernández (Department of Art History, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Carlos L. Bernárdez (researcher and writer). Moderator: Agar Ledo (Head of exhibitions for MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo)
20:30    Opening of Madame B: Exploring Emotional Capitalism, a video installation by Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gameker (25 November 2017 - 28 January 2018)



REGISTRATION

Registration for attendees with proposals: Attendees presenting proposals will have two payment options: the normal one of 120 €, and the reduced one, of 60 €. The latter option requires presenting documentation certifying that the attendee is a student or is unemployed.
For this mode of participation, attendees will be required to pay the fees in advance by transferring the amount to the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela bank account number: 0049.2584.90.2214002210 at Banco Santander Central Hispano. Subsequently they will have to send an email confirming payment to: novasnarrativas.usc@gmail.com.
The registration period is from 30 July to 10 November 2017.

Registration of attendees without proposal: Attendance to the seminar is free and open to the public. Anyone requiring a certificate of attendance will have to fill in the registration and pay the 20 € fee. The period for this mode of registration will be open until the day of the seminar.

Form of payment: To register in the seminar it is necessary to fill in the registration form specifying the chosen mode of participation and pay through bank transfer to the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela bank account number: 0049.2584.90.2214002210 at Banco Santander Central Hispano. Please specify the following when making the transfer: “SEM_NARRATIVAS Name and Surname”. Subsequently, they will have to send an email confirming payment to: novasnarrativas.usc@gmail.com.

Registration fees
For attendee with proposal: 120 €
For attendee with proposal (students and unemployed): 60 €
For attendee with certificate: 20 €
For attendee without certificate: Free

This seminar is recognised as a 10-hour Training Activity within the PhD Programme for History, Geography and Art History at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
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