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[ecrea] CFP: College Art Association, "Art and the Televisual, " due 5/8/09

Thu Apr 16 22:52:22 GMT 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS -- 2010 College Art Association conference

Art and the Televisual

In his essay, "Nam June Paik: A Diary," minimalist composer and artist
John Cage writes that "Art and TV are no longer two different things.
They're equally tedious." Building off his comment, this session is
dedicated not to the banality of visual production, but to the myriad
consequences of the juxtaposition and intersection of art and television
in the contemporary era.  In a society saturated by the ubiquity of
television and its visual aftereffects, the faculty of vision has been
presumed a primary mode for communication. Images are always coming at
us-whether in art museums and galleries, in the space of our own homes,
on busy street corners, in storefront windows, or even in elevators.
This panel aims to explore the ways in which visual culture-in
particular, televisual culture-has changed (or failed to change) the act
of viewing and the role of the spectator in the contemporary period,
while also considering the intersecting influence of art on television
and/or television on art since the 1950s.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, papers addressing
specific artistic responses to and/or uses of the televisual medium
(e.g. works by artists such as Nam June Paik, Dara Birnbaum, Chris
Burden, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, and Laurie Anderson); artists who
choose to use or evoke the ambient glow of the television screen in
their works; the effect of television on contemporary art movements such
as Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance Art; the effect of television on
Video Art production; New Media Art; art, television and politics;
theoretical explorations of the relationship between television and art;
and considerations of television as art (or an art object). Submissions
are welcome from both artists and scholars.

The 2010 College Art Association Conference will take place in Chicago,
February 10-13. Please see the 2010 Call for Participation
( for more information about the
conference and for details about how to submit a proposal. Proposals
should be emailed directly to Aviva Dove Viebahn
((adovevie /at/ no later than May 8, 2009, with all
CAA-required accompanying materials included.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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