Call for Papers : Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art, Issue 2, 2016
Asian Art Research in Australia & New Zealand : Past, Present, Future
Closing : 30 May 2015
Stephen Whiteman, University of Sydney stephen.whiteman sydney.edu.au Olivier Krischer, Australian National University olivier.krischer anu.edu.au
Since at least the 1940s, Asia has become an increasingly important point of orientation for Australia and New Zealand : politically, economically, demographically, and, of course, culturally. In this context, there is strong public interest in Asian art, sustaining dedicated galleries, significant original exhibitions, specialist organisations, arts festivals and numerous exchange programmes. Nonetheless, the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand appears stubbornly diffuse. Australian and New Zealand boast successive generations of specialists working as educators, curators, researchers, artists and ever-growing numbers of students, yet we often remain separated by discipline, geography, institutional structures, and the variable resources that characterise local museum and library collections.
Within this context, we invite proposals for participation in a workshop and publication project ‘Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand : Past, Present, Future’. This project seeks to bring together scholars and curators from across institutions, fields, and practices to better understand the particular historical developments that have come to constitute the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand. Together, participants will investigate the historiography of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand and assess our achievements and the current state of the field, so as to better consider future directions. We seek new writing addressing the history and practice of Asian art studies in Australia and New Zealand, past and present
The workshop will be held 15–16 October 2016 at the University of Sydney, supported by The Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture with revised papers to be published as a themed issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (Issue 2, 2016). Travel subsidies to defray the costs of participation may be available to accepted participants. Proposals, including an abstract of no more than 300 words, a CV of no more than 2 pages, and a brief cover letter, should be submitted via email to the organisers by 30 May 2015.
See : http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/events/news.shtml?id=3532 for further information and submission details.