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Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.

Announcement

International Symposium, 7-8 Sept. 2017, Paris

Argument

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.

Program

7 septembre 2017

14h00 / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Session 1: Social encounters: production, practice and value

  • 14h30 / Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh), Working for the Man: Richard Serra at the Kaiser Steel Company
  • 15h15 / Estelle Zhong (Sciences Po, Paris), Use value vs. financial value in participatory art today: redefining disinterestedness
  • 16hh00 / David Hodge (Art Academy, London), Commodification as Social Form: Vito Acconci, Conceptual Art and the Aesthetics of 'Art Practice'

16h45 / Break

  • 17h00 / Isabelle Graw (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main), The Value of Painting

17h45 / Discussion

8 septembre 2017

Session 2: Time Encounters: preservation, destruction and value

  • 9h15 / Lucia Allais (Princeton University) “Stones Also Die”: UNESCO and the Culturalization of Exchange in African Museums, 1960-1975
  • 10h00 / Cristian Nae (George Enescu University of Arts) Ruinophilia? On the economy of time in contemporary post-socialist art
  • 10h45 / Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Face-to-Face. African Studio Photography and Contemporary Art

11h30 / Break

  • 11h45 / Taous Dahmani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) “Capitalism + racism = The Trophies of Empire”. Keith Piper and British néo-capitalism

12h30 / Discussion

13h00 / Break

Session 3: Spatial encounters: exchange, commerce and value

  • 14h30 / Maggie Cao (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Speaking Currency in the Terraqueous Globe
  • 15h15 / Ian McLean (University of Wollongong) Reciprocal politics: the post-contact economy of Yolngu art
  • 16h00 / Niko Vicario (Amherst College) The Trading Zones of Latin American Art, circa 1943

16h45 / Break

  • 17h00 / Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) Circulation

17h45 / Discussion

Organisation

  • Alexander Alberro (Columbia University),
  • Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Information

Institut National d'Histoire de l'art
Galerie Colbert
Entrée par le 6 rue des Petits Champs - 75002 Paris
Salle Vasari (1er étage)
Entrée libre

Sponsors

Alliance (Columbia University), the Power Institute (University of Sydney), HiCSA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) & Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

Places

  • Institut National d'Histoire de l'art, Galerie Colbert, Salle Vasari (1er étage) - 6 rue des Petits Champ
    Paris, France (75002)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
  • Friday, September 08, 2017

Keywords

  • art, économie, échange, valeur, mondialisation, marchés

Contact(s)

  • Sophie Cras
    courriel : sophie [dot] cras [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sophie Cras
    courriel : sophie [dot] cras [at] univ-paris1 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Objects of Exchange. Art and Economic Encounters », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, https://calenda.org/412581

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