Writing the Margins: Investigating Art in a Global Field

Writing the Margins: Investigating Art in a Global Field

A symposium

Friday, February 24, 2023
(Pacific Time)
247 Dodd Hall

Image for Calendar Button

Convened by Saloni Mathur (UCLA) and Sven Spieker (UCSB), this one-day symposium is being planned in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the interdisciplinary journal ARTMargins, published by MIT Press. The symposium will invite a conceptual and methodological reconsideration of the discourses and potential of “global art” and art history against the backdrop of the transformed conditions of our time. What kinds of research and analytic practices are relevant for understanding aesthetic practice within the current conditions of globalization and its histories? What are the pragmatic and conceptual workings of marginality in the contemporary moment? And what kinds of methodologies are necessary to grasp the new cultural, political, and ecological assemblages generated by societal shifts to the right at a global level? Symposium participants will consider, in particular, future directions and intellectual investments in the critical study of modern and contemporary art.

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Art History