PERSONALIA

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ART READINGS 2021
NEW ART MODULE
Institute of Art Studies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

PERSONALIA

13–15 April 2021

Venue: Sofia, 21 Krakra Str., Institute of Art Studies

The theme of Art Readings 2021, New Art module Annual International Conference organised by the Institute of Art Studies, BAS, will be Personalia.

The conference offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics relating to the significance of personality and personality’s ideological and conceptual, creative and social role in art, literature, culture and the sciences of spirit. In this context, tracing the lives and creative activities of key figures in different arts is but one of many viewpoints on the proposed theme.

The organisers seek to attract experts in art history, history and theory of architecture, musicology, theatre studies, film studies, culturology and the humanities, who would present papers on various aspects of the proposed theme such as:

  • The role a personality plays in art processes;
  • Personality in modern and post-modern art;
  • The personality-art-ideology relationship;
  • The individual as a subject of arts;
  • Personality in arts in the digital age;
  • Authorship/attribution;
  •  Migrant characters and plots in art;
  • Unknown facts about renowned artists’ personal lives;
  • Personalities in the artists‘ social midst: inspirers, patrons, opponents of artists;
  • Social and professional association of or confrontation between creatives: principles of association of and/or competition among artists, movements, groups, actions;
  • Personality and art manifestos; personality in post-modern creative teams and networks;
  • Master-trainee/trainee -master relationships: aspects of imparting knowledge and passing on experience in art.
  • Philosophical, sociological, spiritual and religious interpretations of personality in art.

Scholars working on similar themes in areas other than art history are also eligible to apply. Young researchers, postdocs and doctoral students shall not be less than 10% of the participants. The working languages of the conference shall be English and Bulgarian; the conference proceedings will be published as a book, including also papers in French and German. The organisers will apply for funding in 2020. Accommodation will be provided for the authors of accepted papers.

Abstracts of 300 to 500 words in English, together with an accompanying short CV, should be submitted to:

for fine arts: mggeorgieva@mail.bg

for music: mbojikova@yahoo.com

for theatre: kamelian@hotmail.com

for cinema: ingeborgbratoeva@gmail.com

Cc: info.artplatform@gmail.com

Professional CV form is available to download at: https://www.fni.bg/?q=node/527

International Organising Committee (in alphabetical order)

Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania

Elvira Popova, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ingeborg Bratoeva, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Kamelia Nikolova, National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts&

Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Marina Frolova-Walker, University of Cambridge, UK

Milena Bozhikova, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Milena Georgieva, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University, USA

Important Dates

10 September 2020: Deadline for submission of proposals and CVs;

15 October 2020: Notification of applicants on the outcome of their proposals;

1 March 2021: Final deadline for the conference programme.

Art Readings 2020: New Art Module: Journeys

Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ART READINGS 2020

NEW ART MODULE

JOURNEYS

6 – 8 April 2020

Venue: Sofia, 21 Krakra Str., Institute of Art Studies

The 2020 edition of the annual conference Art ReadingsNew Art module, will focus on the interpretations of the theme of journeys in the contemporary art, in its different artistic practices, genres and art-works.  The topic of journeys can be referred to actual physical journeys – movement from one place to another, nonetheless, to describe the processes in art making; symbolic passages that solely relate to personal experience and exploring identity; spiritual voyages etc.The thematic scope of the New Art Module includes but not limited to the following aspects of the topic:

·      Journeys as a topic of the contemporary art;

·      The art of traveling and the art as a voyage;

·      Routes, tracks, turns and returns in art;

·      Traveling as a genre-defining factor;

·      Art and psychogeograpy: the poetics of locations;

·      Journeys and structuring of environment and space;

·      Cultural practices, based on traveling – documentation of journeys, guest-performances; tours of artists and art-objects; festivals etc.;

·      Journeys as an exchange of ideas; a meeting point for different cultural traditions etc.;

·      Voyages, traditions and culture;

·      Traveling and models of interaction in the arts: transformation of traditions;ethnocentrism; socialization; inculturation; аculturation etc.;

·      Migration, diaspora art, multiculturalism;

·      Journeys and popular culture

The organisers seek to attract experts in the academic fields of art-history, theory and history of architecture, musicology, drama and theatre studies, cinema studies, culturology, ethnomusicology and other humanities to present their papers on various aspects of travelling in relation to material culture and the arts, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art.

The conference languages are English and Bulgarian but in the conference proceedings are accepted articles in French and German also.

The organisers will apply for financial support in 2019. Limited hotel accommodations may be provided for some of the participants.

Please, send your proposals of 300 to 500 words in English or Bulgarian, Including a short biography.

Ten per cent of the participants shall be post-doctoral and early career researchers, PhD students who are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Please, send your proposal to:

for fine arts: mggeorgieva@mail.bg;

for music: mbojikova@yahoo.com;

for theatre: kamelian@hotmail.com

for cinema: ingeborgbratoeva@gmail.com

for architecture: veselina.penevska@consultant.bg

 Please, also send a copy to: infoartstudies@gmail.com

 Important dates:

1 September 2019: Deadline for abstract and CV submission;

15 October 2019: Deadline for notification of acceptance/rejection;

15 February 2020: Deadline for confirming participation;

1 March 2020: Deadline for announcing the conference programme.

International Organising Committee (listed alphabetically)

Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania

Elvira Popova, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Fani Vavili-Tsinika, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Ingeborg Bratoeva, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Kamelia Nikolova, National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts & Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Marina Frolova-Walker, University of Cambridge, UK

Milena Bozhikova, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Milena Georgieva, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Vesselina Penevska, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Sofia

Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University, USA