Appel à communication : « Here as Everywhere : Art of the Sixties and Seventies in Northern California » (Sacramento, avril 2015)

Robert H. Colescott, jus-folks-by-vermeer, 1976This art history symposium, held on April 11, 2015 as part of the annual Festival of the Arts at California State University (Sacramento), will consider Northern California as an epicenter for the defining energies coming out of the Civil Rights movements and the end of modernist formal and ideological hegemony. San Francisco in the sixties and seventies was the nexus of an expanding network of artists affiliated with private colleges like the San Francisco Art Institute and with the new art departments of California’s higher education system.

We are seeking papers on topics such as Funk, feminist, Native American, African American, Chicano, and Asian American art ; also on new media and methods of public engagement, such as populist, performative, and conceptual. Proposals are welcome for papers on regional artists such as Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Judy Chicago, Robert Colescott, Bruce Nauman, Wayne Thiebaud, Carlos Villa and William T. Wiley.

We are also interested in the role of activist artist groups like the Royal Chicano Air Force, alternative and established art spaces, galleries and institutions of art and higher education.

Contact : Professor Elaine O’Brien
Art Department
California State University, Sacramento
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