CFP: Exhibition Complex: Displaying People, Identity, and Culture @ Carnegie Museum of Art

Exhibition Complex: Displaying People, Identity, and Culture
October 18 2012 (All day) – October 20 2012 (All day) Carnegie Museum of Art

History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the call for proposals for its Graduate Student Symposium, “Exhibition Complex: Displaying People, Identity, and Culture.” The symposium will be held October 18-20, 2012.

This year’s symposium sets out to analyze the many modes of display, types of artistic production, and built and existing structures that constitute ephemeral exhibition spaces. Organized in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Art, our topic is inspired by the museum’s fall 2012 exhibition, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939. We are interested in projects that explore temporary exhibitions displaying people, identity, and culture in any geographical location or time period, within and beyond the modern history of Western display. The keynote address will be delivered by Saloni Mathur, Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA and author of the book India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (2007), and co-editor of the forthcoming No Touching, Spitting, Praying: Modalities of the Museum in South Asia (2012).

We encourage paper submissions from graduate and MFA students at all stages of their studies.
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Please email an abstract or description of artistic
intervention no longer than 300 words, and a brief CV to symposium organizers at by April 27, 2012. Selected speakers will be notified by May 15, 2012.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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