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Matter Materiality

Matière matérialité

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Published on Friday, October 28, 2022

Abstract

Materiality, resulting from the effect produced by the properties of matter, is grasped within environments and contexts of reception that are also changing and have nothing fixed or definitive. These properties are manifested through the effects of textures, surfaces, weight, extension in space, format, gestural traces, and material effects... The concept of materiality therefore refers to the fact that the artifacts are composed of materials and, at a theoretical level, to all the processes — technical, cultural and social — that undergird the realization and the material perception of works of art. It is in this spirit that the theme chosen for the 36th CIHA congress is intended. This theme thus provides an opportunity for fruitful intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue on questions that promote a transversal perspective at the intersection of approaches and methodologies.

 

Announcement

Call for sessions: 36th CIHA Congress – Lyon 2024

36th CIHA Congress: June 23-28, 2024, Centre de Congrès de Lyon, Cité internationale, Lyon France

Presentation

The CIHA (Comité international d'histoire de l'art) is the oldest international organization of art history in the world. For almost a century, every four years, the CIHA has organized a major International Congress on Art History that represented the state of art history throughout the world and which were and are open to all nationalities.

The 2024 congress will take place in Lyon on the theme of Matter Materiality. It is organized by the Comité français d’histoire de l’art (CFHA), in partnership with the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) and the Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA).

Matter and materiality are inherent to the conception, production, interpretation and conservation of artifacts in all cultures across all periods of time.

In recent decades these notions have given rise to theoretical reflections, including a rethinking of the hylemorphic model (form/matter opposition). A world is open to us in which matter is no longer fixed and inert but in motion, in the grip of infinite transformations, a world of flux (G. Deleuze, T. Ingold), where vital matter is endowed with agency (J. Bennett).

Materiality, resulting from the effect produced by the properties of matter, is grasped within environments and contexts of reception that are also changing and have nothing fixed or definitive. These properties are manifested through the effects of textures, surfaces, weight, extension in space, format, gestural traces, and material effects... The concept of materiality therefore refers to the fact that the artifacts are composed of materials and, at a theoretical level, to all the processes — technical, cultural and social — that undergird the realization and the material perception of works of art.

It is in this spirit that the theme chosen for the 36th CIHA congress is intended. This theme thus provides an opportunity for fruitful intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue on questions that promote a transversal perspective at the intersection of approaches and methodologies.

Submission guidelines

To read the full text of the call for sessions and the suggested topics, and to submit your proposals: Call for sessions platform

The call for sessions for the congress is open until 6 December 2022.

The proposal of sessions can be made by 1 or 2 people. It will be submitted for validation to the Advisory Committee, which may suggest adding an expert from the host country.

The persons submitting session proposals commit to act as chair, to promote exchanges and interactions within their session, to be present in Lyon. Excellent knowledge of the field, expertise in identifying and mobilizing appropriate scholars, and the ability to reflect the diversity of approaches is required.

The sessions can host up to a dozen papers and will be held in parallel during the 4 days of the congress.

Proposals for sessions can be made by one or two people, from the same or different countries. Proposals from emerging researchers are welcome. Session proposals are submitted to the Advisory Committee for validation, which may suggest adding an expert from the host country. Proposals may address the proposed list of topics suggested (see the call for sessions on the website), but are not limited by this list.

A call for papers for the sessions will be launched in spring 2023.

The organizers

For the CFHA, INHA and LARHRA

Laurent Baridon, Judith Kagan, France Nerlich, Sophie Raux

Advisory Committee 

The Advisory Committee defines the general scientific policy of the congress, oversees the organization of the calls for sessions and papers and establishes the program of scientific events.

The members of the advisory committee

  • Pascal BERTRAND, University of Bordeaux Montaigne, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Pessac, France
  • Hamady BOCOUM, Museum of Black Civilizations, Dakar Ponty, Senegal
  • Roberto CONDURU, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Ariane DOR, DRAC Occitanie (regional conservation of historical monuments), Toulouse, France
  • Finbarr Barry FLOOD, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, New York, NY, United States
  • Émilie GIRARD, Museum of European Civilizations (MUCEM), Marseille, France
  • Charlotte GUICHARD, CNRS, Institute of Modern and Contemporary History, Paris, France
  • Hanna B. HÖLLING, University College London, London, Great Britain
  • Éléonore KISSEL, Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris, France
  • Bertrand LAVEDRINE, Conservation Research Center (CRC), Paris, France
  • Ann-Sophie LEHMANN, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts History, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Valérie NEGRE, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Isabelle PALLOT FROSSARD, Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine, Paris, France
  • Antoine PICON, Harvard University Graduate school of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Béatrice QUETTE, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, France
  • Yiyang SHAO, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • Kavita SINGH, Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Arts & Aesthetics, New Delhi, India
  • Romain THOMAS, University of Paris Nanterre, Nanterre, France
  • Tristan WEDDIGEN, Universität Zürich Kunsthistorisches Institut, Zürich, Switzerland
  •  Monika WAGNER, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Places

  • Lyon, France (69)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Keywords

  • matière, matérialité, matter, materiality, histoire de l'art, history of art, patrimoine, architecture, sciences, conservation

Contact(s)

  • Coralie Guillaubez
    courriel : coralie [dot] guillaubez [at] cnrs [dot] fr

Information source

  • Coralie Guillaubez
    courriel : coralie [dot] guillaubez [at] cnrs [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Matter Materiality », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, October 28, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/19tr

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