CFP: “Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe” @ CAA2018

The following session for the 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February, 21 – 24, 2018 is sponsored by the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA). They especially welcome submissions from ACRAH members.

Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe

Chair: Allison Morehead, Queen’s University

Critical race theory, which entered art history through postcolonial analyses of representations of black bodies, has remained relatively peripheral to art historical studies of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, whose colonial histories differ from those of countries such as Britain, France, and the United States. At the same time, art historical examinations of white supremacy in the Nazi period are frequently sectioned off from larger histories of claims to white superiority and privilege. Centering critical race theory in the art histories of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, this panel will consider representations of race in the broadest of terms — including “white makings of whiteness,” in the words of Richard Dyer. We invite papers that together will explore the imagination and construction of a spectrum of racial and ethnic identities, as well as marginalization and privilege, in and through German, Scandinavian, and Central European art, architecture, and visual culture in any period. How have bodies been racialized through representation, and how might representations of spaces, places, and land — the rural or wilderness vs. the urban, for instance — also be critically analyzed in terms of race? Priority will be given to papers that consider the intersections of race with other forms of subjectivity and identity.

Please send 250-word proposals, a completed session participation proposal form, and a short academic CV to Allison Morehead at morehead@queensu.ca by 14 August 2017.

Please consult the guidelines at the end of the CAA Call for Participation (http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/call-for-participation.pdf) for further details.

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CFP: ‘Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum” ACRAH @ CAA2018

The CFP for the 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference has been posted online.

CAA2018 will be held in Los Angeles, California running from Wednesday, February 21st through Saturday, February 24th, 2018.

ACRAH will be holding the following session at the conference and invite submissions to participate on the panel:

Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum

Chairs: Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine & Camara Holloway, ACRAH

This session is intended as a conversation addressing how to implement a critical race visual studies-informed practice in a museum setting. Topics for consideration include: how mainstream and/or culturally-specific institutions in the US have embraced such an approach; case-studies about exhibitions devoted to art made by US-based artists of color and/or art made about American communities of color; and strategies promoting greater racial and ethnic sensitivity amongst extant museum professionals as well as diversifying their ranks in terms of the ethno-racial backgrounds and/or awareness of future hires. Submissions from Los Angeles-area and West Coast-based curators and museum professionals are especially encouraged, as are topics focused on this region.

Deadline: August 14, 2017

A 250-word presentation abstract, a short CV, a statement of interest, and completed Session Participation Proposal Submission Form should be sent to both Camara Holloway at camara.holloway@icloud.com and Bridget Cooks at b.cooks@uci.edu

Please note that CAA now requires that all session participants be an active individual CAA member through February 24, 2018, and must register for at least the session in which you participate. Early conference registration at the discount rate opens in early October. Please refer to the CFP for additional details and instructions.

ACRAH at CAA 2016/Washington DC

See you next month at the College Art Association annual conference in Washington, D.C, to be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for ACRAH’s session:

“Beyond the Veil: An Inside Look at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture”

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 12:30-2 PM

See: Beyond the Veil session info

The session will be held in WASHINGTON 1 (EXHIBITION LEVEL) of the CAA Conference Hotel:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC, 20008

Tel. 202 302-2000

Travel to the CAA Conference Hotel

CAA 2016 Conference Registration Info at: Attending ACRAH Session at CAA 2016/Washington DC

Associate Director, Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas

For more information, please go to:

Associate Director, Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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ACRAH Update | Website Launch: www.acrah.org

ACRAH has a new web address: www.acrah.org

We have registered acrah.org as our domain and are working on expanding our website. The Grapevine blog is still live and we hope that you will continue to visit, follow, and share information with us. See our submissions guidelines to share your CRAH related news.

We are seeking contributors who are interested in reviewing exhibitions and publications and/or blogging a column on a regular basis (monthly?). Share your expertise and thoughts about art and race matters. Interested? Send an email to acrah@ymail.com

Bear with us as we continue to update the site and let us know how you like the new features as they appear. Anything that you would like to see in the future?

Thank you all for your continued interest and support of ACRAH.