Object and Identity in a Digital Age
Thursday 12 - Friday 13 November 2009
Birkbeck , University of London
We live in a time when our identities are increasingly fractured, networked, virtualised and distributed. The same appears to be true of our things. Objects are becoming more contingent, reconfigurable, distributable and immaterial.
For the 25th anniversary CHArt conference we are looking for papers that engage with these questions in relation to art practice, production, consumption, representation and display. We are interested in new notions of the identity of the artist, including those involving collaboration and anonymity; new conceptions and ontologies of the art object, as processual, virtual, or hybrid; new means of consumption and reception, whether in galleries and museums, in public spaces, or over networks of broadcast and narrowcast; and the challenges these transformations bring to the display of art and to its curation and access.
We also welcome papers looking at earlier parallel transformations such as, for example, those brought about by photography, or developments in printmaking.
We welcome contributions from all sections of the CHArt community: art historians, artists, architects and architectural theorists and historians, curators, conservators, scientists, cultural and media theorists, archivists, technologists, educationalists and philosophers.
- Read the abstracts online (PDF format - HTML will be available by February 2010)
- The programme is available in PDF format.
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