Appel à communication : « Contempt Art’15 » (Istanbul, 8-9 juin 2015)

erdogan-art-turquieContempt Art ’15 (Istanbul, 8-9 Jun 15)

Istanbul,Turkey, June 8 – 09, 2015

Deadline: Apr 17, 2015

CONTEMPART ’15 / 4th International Contemporary Art Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2015 in Istanbul and will be hosted by Nâzım Hikmet Cultural Center. (

CONTEMPART ’15 is an annual multidisciplinary conference dedicated to study new approaches in contemporary arts worldwide. In 2015, contemporary arts will be focused on the basis of urban life and identities. Individual examples and tendencies dealing with urban identities will be discussed, while the transformation of cities and urban cultures will also be mentioned in terms of their share to shape the current scene of art in different places of the world. Contemporary art, exclusively open to surprises and experiments, continues to be produced in various directions, to be consumed and be put forward ideas. Art continuously renews itself – from new materials to different means of communication, from interactive works to computer games, from new approaches about place to perceptional paradigms and problems of city and nature in the millennium, from new subjects to manifests.

CONTEMPART ’15 Conference opens its doors to studies on contemporary arts related to urban identities representing different identities and tendencies and, of course, on theory of art since 1960s.

CONTEMPART ’15 is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) as a part of the Istanbul Art Studies Days / Spring 2015 (IASD ’15) that also includes CONTEMPHOTO ’15 / II.

Contemporary Photography Conference (June 9-10) and CINE CRI ’15 / II. Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference (June 10-11) at the same place. Several keynote lectures, artist’s talks and additional events will be organized during Istanbul Art Studies Days and a registration ticket for only one of the conferences will offer free entry to all of the sessions of the three conferences. Each conference focusing on different topics, identity issues has been decided as the common theme of the IASD ’15. Themes

Track 01: Space, Urban Identity and Contemporary Arts City as a Scene

– Forms of Urban Art

– Galleries, Museums and Art Market

– Citizens as Audience

– Space and Place in Contemporary Arts

– Artists’ biographies in the City City as an Atelier

– Artist’s Atelier

– Cafe as a Meeting Point

– Politics in the city: Rebellion & Oppression

– Technology and Art

– Art in the Digital Communication Age City as a Subject

– City as a Source of Inspiration

– City versus Nature

– Psychology of Urban Living

– Architecture and Art

– Cities in the Transformation and Urban Culture

– Cities and Art throughout History

Track 02: New Approaches, New Techniques New Approaches

– Art and Everyday Life

– Non-traditional Forms of Exhibition

– Environmental Art

– Public Art and City

– Curatorship, Sponsorship and Art Criticism

– Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Issues and Sociological art

– The concept of « new » in Contemporary Art

– Ideology, Resistance and Art

– Affects of Political and Social Changes New Techniques

– New media Art

– Interactivity in Art

– Computer-generated and Cybernetic Art

– Video Games as Works of Art

– Happenings and Performance Art

– Kinetic Art

– Experiments in Art and Technology

– Collaborative Art Projects

Track 03: Boundaries between Art and Everyday Life

Spatial Order and Art

– The Art of Possibility

– Being a Flaneur/Flaneuse

– Cultural Politics of Everyday Life

– Design and Everyday Life

– Routine Practices: Arts of Doing

– Strategies vs. Tactics

– The Procedures of Everyday Creativity

– Aesthetics in Everyday Life

Track 04: Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Contemporary Arts

– Ethnic Identity Representation in Arts

– Gender Studies and Arts

– Gender Roles in Arts

– Feminist Theory and Feminist Art

– Multiculturalism and Art

– Visualizing Racism

– Colonialism and Art

– Art Against Racism

– Ethnographic Turn in Arts

– Social Justice and Inequality

– Violance and Arts

Track 05: Materials and Medium

– Different textures, surfaces, collage elements, papier collé and photomontage

– Electronic Media

– Animation and Video Art

– Installation Art

– Mixed Media

– The Body and New Forms of Performance Art

– Found Objects

– The Impact of Culture and Geography on Artists’ Material Choices


Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 17, 2015 Deadline for registration: May 1, 2015 Deadline for full papers submission: May 8, 2015

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