About the AAANZ 2015 Conference

The conference will be held at QAGOMA in Brisbane from November 24th-November 25th and will run in conjunction with the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

The Call for Panels is now available. Deadline for proposals is COB Friday 8th May 2015.

The 2015 conference is organised by The Brisbane Consortium

Contact: conferenceaaanz15@gmail.com

For updates and further inormation please visit the conference webpage or the AAANZ facebook page.

Image Space Body

After the many ends of art history, we begin again. The conjunction of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art’s 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial (APT 8) and the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference presents opportunities to re-examine art history and generate innovative perspectives on histories and cultural traditions. APT 8 prompts us to challenge assumptions and reconsider the relations between images, bodies, and spaces. We invite discussion on traditions and legacies of art practices and of art histories. We also invite analysis of new parameters for the study and practice of art, including the transformation of the image or of the presence of the body in art today. If the end of art history came with post-colonial/postmodern critique, what happens to such a critique long after these have become familiar discourse? Can we still presume that post-colonial/postmodern critique operate in opposition to a static and resistant orthodoxy? Have such discourses produced hegemonies of their own? What is the status of criticality now? What are the new orthodoxies? What image(s) of art, the artist, and art-historical inquiry do we need to consider in the age of digital media communication or of global contemporary?

Discussions may include:

Bodies in performance; art history after art history’s end; the end of ends?; rituals and traditions; the various spaces of art and of art inquiry today; the state of collectives versus individual practices; image economies; democracy and politics in art; the state of the image in art history; identity politics in art practice and inquiry; gender and sexuality in art; images of the environment; utopias and dystopias; forgetting the artworld; new horizons of art and of art history.

Deadline and Contact

Panel proposals of 200-300 words should be sent to conferenceaaanz15@gmail.com

Deadline is COB Friday 8th May 2015