Call: CAA 2017: Art In The Age Of Financial Crisis
Deadline: 30 August 2016
Call for papers
Caa 2017: Art In The Age Of Financial Crisis
Art in the Age of Financial Crisis
Chair(s): Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College; Conor McGarrigle, Dublin Institute of Technology
CAA 2017 (New York, February 15–18, 2017)
The recent release of the Panama Papers revelation is just one in many that highlight the link between art and ethically (if not legally) corrupt financial markets. The relationship between financial speculators and emerging artists is another example of the complicated and compromised control that finance holds on the art market. In addition, historically and recently artist activists have been calling attention to and transforming the relationship of corporate patronage within art institutions. This session aims to explore patronage, collaboration, and alternative systems in art and finance. This panel seeks papers that examine specific aspects of the financial crisis and projects that critique existing mode ls and present alternatives such as crypto-currency models to financial infrastructures and calls for divestment. Can there be a system of ethics surrounding art’s role within the exchanges of capital? How have artists working in public art in the expanded field translated, shifted and reframed financial structures? What is the arts and art institutions’ role in visualizing the complex networks of successive financial crises and presenting alternatives that may rebuild systems of trusts between the public and global financial markets? Case studies are welcome as are proposals for future projects.
This session encourages participation from artists, art historians, curators, and theorists.
Please email proposals by August 30 to chairs Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College; Conor McGarrigle, Dublin Institute of Technology firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com