39th AHVA Graduate Symposium: Call for Papers + Artists

The Margin is the Centre – 39th AHVA Graduate Symposium Call for Papers

11–12 March 2016

Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2015

The 39th Annual Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) Graduate Symposium, “The Margin is the Centre,” will engage with and bridge materialist, cultural, geopolitical, and medium-oriented discourses on marginality within art and art history at a moment when the stability of the centre-margin binary is rapidly deteriorating. The political and cultural potential of marginality, as well as the persistent actions of the former centre, saturates contemporary discourse and reflects the historical progression of global de-colonial efforts, globalization and the acceleration of late capital. Artistic-activist interventions, new approaches within marginalized discourses in art history, and subalternized artistic practices and objects ask us to reevaluate the dynamic process of constitution and identification at play in the centre-margin binary. Perhaps the decentering work required by these practices can encourage us to see each margin as a centre of its own.

The AHVA Graduate Symposium proposes a self-reflexive examination of this shifting dichotomy within art and art history, as well as the social sciences and humanities at large…


The Margin is the Centre – Call for Artists

12 March – 2 April, 2016
Opening 11 March

Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2015

The 39th Annual Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) Graduate Symposium, “The Margin is the Centre,” will engage with and bridge materialist, cultural, geopolitical, and medium-oriented discourses on marginality within art and art history at a moment when the stability of the centre-margin binary is rapidly deteriorating. The political and cultural potential of marginality, as well as the persistent actions of the former centre, saturates contemporary discourse and reflects the historical progression of global de-colonial efforts, globalization and the acceleration of late capital. Artistic-activist interventions, new approaches within marginalized discourses in art history, and subalternized artistic practices and objects ask us to reevaluate the dynamic process of constitution and identification at play in the centre-margin binary. Perhaps the decentering work required by these practices can encourage us to see each margin as a centre of its own…