Call for papers: Finito/Non-Finito: Intentionality and the Modern Fragment

This international conference brings together Art Historians, Technical Conservators, Literary Theorists, Musicologists, and others concerned with the issue of unfinish in modern art and culture. Call for papers deadline is May 1.

Our investigation begins with Edvard Munch’s works, and his approaches to art making and extends widely to considerations of the accident, fragment, and error in relation to questions of intention and reception. The conference will take place at the University of Oslo, Nov 14, 2014.

We invite papers that look at the ontology of the accidental/unconscious/fragmentary as a central modernist discourse; specific artists and objects that raise questions about finish, chance, and intention; technical, historical and philosophical analyses of technique; and the intersections of biography, technique, and reception.

A 700-word proposal and a curriculum vita should be received by the steering committee by May 1, 2014.  Please write your name and affiliated institution (if any) at the top of your proposal. The proposal and CV should be sent as attachments to an email sent to Zhanna Saidenova.

Your participation will be confirmed by June 1, 2014.

The selection committee consists of Mai Britt Guleng and Øystein Udstvedt of the National Museum;  Ute Kuhlemann Falck and Jon-Ove Steihaug of the Munch Museum; and Øivind Storm Bjerke and Patricia Berman of the University of Oslo.

This conference is organized by the “Munch, Modernity, and Modernism” research network, sponsored by the Munch Museum, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and the University of Oslo.

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Published Mar. 6, 2014 11:14 AM - Last modified Mar. 14, 2014 1:09 PM