The Art History Graduate Forum at Georgia State University invites submissions for papers to be given at the 6Annual Visual Culture Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 25, 2015.
Artivism is defined as art that is used to bring about social or political change. We seek papers that investigate the relationship between art as a vehicle for activism. In the current world, we are faced with an extraordinary amount of issues ranging from social, political, cultural, and religious with no end in sight. In this turbulent period, how has art and artists responded? The goal of this symposium is to encourage communication and exchange of ideas on how art has been a catalyst for change.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- The making of art into action
- Art(ists) that responds to cultural issues
- Ancient art that can be looked at as expressing activism
- Exploitation of images
- Art that challenges popular ideas
- Are there types of artivismlike objects in ancient periods? How are they defined similarly (or differently) to modern activism?
- Class struggles
- Economic inequality
- The need of counterculture
- New ways of thinking about activist art.
Submissions: Proposals should be no more than 250 words and should include the subject and topics you will be addressing and the significance of your research. The final symposium papers should be 20 minutes in length. All submissions should be sent to arthistorygraduateforum@gmail.
- Deadline: Proposals must be received by email by Monday January 4, 2016.
In case of questions, please contact us at : arthistorygraduateforum@gmail.