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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Call for Papers, SECAC 2014, Sarasota FL, October 8 – 11, 2014

Paper proposals deadline: April 20, 2014 Midnight, EDT 
SECAC membership required at the time of acceptance 
Registration fee required for all 
Here is a link to the full list of available sessions for SECAC 2014. You may submit a total of two (2) proposals. 

Abstracts, maximum of 200 words, should be prepared before you complete the online paper proposal form.

Here is the call for my session:

The State of the State of the Object 

Ten years have passed since the New Museum's Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, which Blake Gopnik labeled 'a world awash in scrap' adding, 'Art once had to assert its worth despite its seeming uselessness. Now it's all about an overdose of useless stuff, perhaps including art.' While Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum,wrote in the introduction to A History of the World in 100 Objects, 'All museums rest on the hope ' the belief ' that the study of things can lead to a truer understanding of the world.' The shift from making art to 'doing' art has been an increasingly dominant movement in the art world, but as a recent Northwestern University panel discussion, entitled, 'Post Post Studio' has asked, 'Has post-studio art developed too complimentary a relationship with a much expanded institutional art world, replacing criticality with affirmation? Is it time to rethink the strategic possibilities of the studio, as holding out the potential for reclaiming some critical vantage?' So, what, then is state of the state of the object? Proposals are sought from a range of perspectives from studio artists, critics, curators, art historians, philosophers, etc.

Session Chair: Greg Shelnutt, Clemson University. Contact: 

SECAC Policy for Conference Participants
The annual SECAC meeting is for the professional benefit of its membership. Conference costs are met only through registration fees and SECAC membership.
Conference coordinators, program chairs, and session chairs have the responsibility of informing all participants of SECAC conference policies when persons are accepted and/or invited to participate in sessions.
Participation is an honor and a professional benefit for all presenters, not a service to the organization.
Presenters may give only ONE paper or be on ONE panel. They may chair a session in addition to giving a paper or being on a panel.

Online registration will be available on the SECAC website from August 1 through September 21. Onsite registration opens at the conference site at 7 am on Thursday morning, October 18. There are three levels of registration: Early ($170 individual, $85 retired, $90 student), Regular ($200 individual, $95 retired, $100 student) and Onsite ($250 individual, $105 retired, $130 student). Payment can be made by check, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa. Hardcopy paper registration forms will not be available. Contact the SECAC administrator with any questions regarding registration.

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