Organiser: University of Arts, Târgu Mureș
Abstract/proposal deadline: March, 8, 2021
Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePnvldXjIoFUc5xWhgKsw0qVKGrm7xevWAGnQRGfX_YZWKsA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Unexpectedly emerging in everyday life, the pandemic has dramatically changed our social lives. The condition of survival has become the renunciation of such natural forms of human interaction that we sometimes fear that in order to preserve our existence, we risk losing our humanity. The arts that existed and manifested in the context of the meeting – performance, concert, recital, one-man show, but also exhibitions or installations – became septic, and artists were deprived of their audience. Art education has was exiled online. But artistic creation could not be hindered. Seeking to survive and express themselves, the artists followed their spectators to the online media adapting existing forms and looking for new formulas that would bring them closer to the audience. Also, pandemic and isolation became inspiration itself.
Music and Art in Pandemic, a conference targeting the art of music, and the arts that connected with music, wants to record the artistic, social, managerial and educational experience of this pandemic year, as well of the similar situations in the history of epidemics. We invite you to participate, answering current questions about the condition of the visual artist, choreographer, director, critic, musician, composer, performer, teacher – How is the spirit of these times reflected in contemporary art? Online versus “real” art, live performance versus recording, online courses versus classroom teaching? Quo vadis music? Quo vadis art? Are the artistic options, choices, attitudes limited? What are the artistic solutions for coping or full expression? Are they only temporary or can be perennial?
The conference is organised by the University of Arts, Târgu Mureș. We accept for presentation scientific studies but also reports, case studies, reviews, analyses, journals or essays in the following languages: English (preferably), Romanian, French and Hungarian. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Symbolon, a journal indexed by CEEOL, Index Copernicus, Crossref and evaluated in category B by the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research (CNCS).
The conference will take place online, between March 18-19, 2021. Registration deadline is March 8, 2021. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.