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Contemporary artistic practices and the issues related to their diffusion and to their reception

Les pratiques artistiques contemporaines et les problématiques de leur réception

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Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by João Fernandes

Summary

We would like to tackle the subject of contemporary art and focus on the ways, means and forms of its diffusion and reception. The issue of addressing the public seems essential to us. Because of the multiple forms and practices contemporary art encompasses - which range from painting to interactive devices or virtual reality - definitely raises this question. The reception of contemporary art is a fundamental issue. 

Announcement

From March 23 until March 25, 2017 at "Complexe culturel" in Siliana, Tunisia. 

Presentation

We would like to tackle the subject of contemporary art and focus on the ways, means and forms of its diffusion and reception. The issue of addressing the public seems essential to us. Because of the multiple forms and practices contemporary art encompasses - which range from painting to interactive devices or virtual reality - definitely raises this question. The reception of contemporary art is a fundamental issue. 

When discussing the existence of an audience for contemporary art, Yves Michaud explains, essentially, that the question of its reception must include the idea of pluralism. This would mean that each contemporary art form has its own audience. This idea of pluralism developed by Michaud could be an expression of true democracy.

This idea of pluralism concerns the production of contemporary art as well as its  distribution channels. It may have an impact on the nature of the audience the artwork is shown to and it could define it or categorize it. Thus, if the aesthetic experience is predefined, preconceived or prefigured, could it be a mere device attracting an audience?

What art form is destined to what audience? 

Yet, since art is a cultural object that makes History, does it not demand something other than the ideology of pluralism? Can we not find a different link between contemporary artworks and the audience that would experience them? Can a kind of contemporary art turned to the issue of its reception be the token of a new paradigm in art?

There is a second question - and not a secondary one regarding these notions of contemporary art and its audience - namely that of the institutions of art, i.e. art and culture institutions as well as the so-called art market. These three questions all lead to the issue of the reception of contemporary art.

Main issues

In this symposium, we intend to deal with the following main issues. However, we remain open to further questions on the same broad subject.

  • Whom does contemporary art address locally and internationally and how so?
  • To what extent do diffusion channels determine the reception of contemporary art?
  • Does the way a contemporary artwork is made presuppose a predefined category of audience?
  • Can art be considered contemporary regardless of its reception?
  • The issue of the contemporaneity of art with regard to the art and culture institutions and the art market.
  • Do new paradigms on aesthetics develop today in contemporary art practices?
  • The question of the reception of contemporary works of art between paradigmatic and pragmatic considerations in art and culture institutions.
  • Has contemporary art become a mere label?

Submissions guidelines

All these questions can be debated in this scientific symposium that will take place on the occasion of the third session of the "Festival international de l'Art, de la Jeunesse et de la Cité du nord-ouest" - the international festival of art, youth and the city in the north west of Tunisia. We invite you to submit your proposals of papers

before September 30, 2016

to : a.r.c.a.d.siliana@gmail.com

The expenses of all guest speakers taking part in this event will be fully covered by the festival from their arrival in Tunis. However, the festival will not cover transport expenses.

Scientific committee

  • Sami Ben Ameur, professor at the Institut supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Xavier Lambert, professor of Visual Arts at Université Toulouse 2 Le Mirail, France.
  • Jean Lancri, professor emeritus at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris, France.

Organisation committee

  • Ridha Ben Rjab, dean at the Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences humaines in Jendouba, Tunisia.
  • Khaled Abida, director of the Institut supérieur des Arts et Métiers de Siliana, Tunisia.
  • Leïla Aïssa, teacher at the Institut supérieur des Arts et Métiers in Siliana, Tunisa.
  • Wafa Abida, teacher at the Institut supérieur des Arts et Métiers in Siliana, Tunisa.

Places

  • Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers de Siliana - Avenu 13 Aout 1956
    Siliana, Tunisia (6100)

Date(s)

  • Friday, September 30, 2016

Keywords

  • art contemporain, pratique, réception, diffusion

Contact(s)

  • Khaled Abida
    courriel : khaled_abida [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Khaled Abida
    courriel : khaled_abida [at] yahoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Contemporary artistic practices and the issues related to their diffusion and to their reception », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, https://calenda.org/374707

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