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22–26 August 2018 NeanderART 2018

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Turin University, Italy

This International Conference will continue and expand a debate to be organised by CeSMAP at the XVIII° UISPP mondial Congress in Paris from June 3 to June 9, 2018.

The NeanderART 2018 Conference will offer a unique opportunity to meet colleagues and to combine the exchange of scientific knowledge with the wonderful experience of visiting Italy.

The Field Trips planned for the Conference participants will offer the rare opportunity to inspect two very important Neandertal sites in Europe and discuss their interpretation with the specialists involved in their study.

27–28 November 2017 IMMAGINI?


A biunivocal and indissoluble relationship exists between image and imagination, whose multiple manifestations involve heterogeneous, and at the same time contiguous, research path: there are images that embody the imagination of their author (drawing design) and images that try to go back to his original intentions (survey drawing); images deeply rooted in real space (geographical maps and city images) and images acted in one necessarily imagined space (virtual & augmented reality, utopian city or piranesianic spaces); images that intentionally alter the perceived reality (photographic manipulations) and images that result from deception or alteration of perceptual schemes (anamorphic representations and dysperceptive phenomena); images that make narrative paths (visual storytelling) and educational images capable to form the knowledge, the know-how and the knowing how to be (iconography and iconology didactics); images that enhance the narrative experience of the child (illustration for children), and experiential images that integrate space and time (children’s drawings); images that stimulate the imagination of their user (visual design) and interactive images that support the imagination of the urban planner (processing and visualization of territorial data).

The images as visual artefacts, “designed objects”, perfect synthesis between Eidos and Eidolon, represent and contain entire worlds, real or imaginary, in the space of a glance. This glance represents the limit between the pre-perceptual characteristics of the image and its pre-projective characteristics. This glance is the retinal boundary between what an image is and what an image means.

The conference aims to investigate this gaze, through the comparison of contributions from different scientific perspectives, with the intention to shed new light on historical questions and to draw new ideas and applications for the future of the images.

16–18 November 2016 World Architecture Festival

Arena Berlin, Germany

The World Architecture Festival is the largest international gathering of architects consisting of an awards, conference and exhibition. This year's festival will be held for the first time in Berlin from the 16 - 18 November. More than 2000 architects will attend to celebrate, learn and be inspired. Join the WAF community.

2 July–13 November 2016 Aline und Robert Crumb – Drawn Together

Cartoonmuseum Basel, St. Alban–Vorstadt 28, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb are an odd couple – in life as well as in art. She is a pioneer of the autobiographic comic, and he a celebrated underground illustrator and creator of characters such as Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural. Together, they manage to convey this highly productive creative tension in many crazy stories.

With an astonishing frankness where nothing is off-limits, they depict the story of their lives as a side-splitting drama, especially their move from the United States to France. In the leading roles you will see: the societal upheavals of the 1970es, the gender differences and inequalities, and some solid neuroses. For the first time ever, a museum is curating a comprehensive show of their original works, focusing on the cooperation of these two pioneering artists.

16–19 June 2016 Art Basel

Messe Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel’s European edition brings the international art world together, with more than 280 of the world’s leading galleries showing the work of over 4,000 artists, ranging from Modern Art’s great masters to the youngest generation’s emerging stars.

A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by the renowned cultural institutions of Basel and the entire region, creating an exciting art week for our visitors.

14–19 June 2016 SCOPE Basel 2016

Clarapltz, Basel, Switzerland

SCOPE Basel Celebrates 10th Edition with New Venue Three Blocks from Messeplatz

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel, SCOPE Art Show is delighted to announce its new location at Clarahuus, just three blocks from Messeplatz. A brief walk from the main fair, SCOPE Basel’s well-appointed venue offers guests a view of the contemporary art world available nowhere else.

14–19 June 2016 LISTE - Art Fair Basel

Burgweg 15, Basel, Switzerland

An impressive and remarkable success story

What began as an initiative by young gallerists in 1996, developed into one of the most important fair dedicated exclusively to new galleries and primarily to young art.

For 20 years, the fair has been making relevant contributions to the promotion of young artists and galleries. The intentionally low number of 79 galleries and the high level of sophistication of those galleries are reasons for LISTE’s extraordinary success, international reputation and drawing power. For many years now, every young, ambitious gallery has sought to be a part of this most important art event.

14–19 June 2016 Design Miami/BASEL

Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel Switzerland

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

28 May–27 November 2016 Biennale Architettura 2016

Venezia, Italia

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition will take place from May 28th to November 27th 2016 (Preview May 26th and 27th) in the Giardini and the Arsenale and in various other venues in Venice, titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT.
The Exhibition will include 88 Participants from 37 different countries, as well as 62 National Participations and a selected choice of Collateral Events.

27–30 May 2016 ARARA 2016 Conference

Las Cruces, New Mexico

The 43rd annual American Rock Art Research Association Conference will convene in Las Cruces, New Mexico, over the customary Memorial Day weekend. Las Cruces, with Three Rivers and other outstanding rock art sites on the field trip list, is an ARARA member’s dream venue. In addition to fantastic field trips, the conference will feature interesting papers, the ever-exciting auction, and the awards banquet.

19 February–19 June 2016 Chinese Whispers


«Chinese Whispers» provides a deeper insight into art created in China in the past fifteen years. You can explore the vast country through the eyes of Chinese artists, from Ai Weiwei to Zhuang Hui.

The title of «Chinese Whispers» refers to the popular party game in which an orally transmitted message is altered as it is passed from one person to the next. Notions of tradition and transmission, distortion and miscommunication are part of the concept of this exhibition. It also highlights the influence of western contemporary art on Chinese artists, as well as artistic reflections on traditions and life in presentday China. Moreover, the exhibition questions western perceptions of China and the vast cultural, historical and political differences that remain despite our greater familiarity with the world’s largest cultural area and one of the biggest economic powers.

Immerse yourself in the works of art assembled by Swiss collector Uli Sigg and explore the collection through the four thematic areas – «Global Art from China», «On Dealing with Tradition», «Traces of Change» and «Between Consumer Mania and Spirituality».

31 August–4 September 2015 19th International Rock Art Conference IFRAO 2015

Cáceres, Spain

Symbols in the Landscape: Rock Art and its Context

We invite all those interested to join us in fostering an understanding of rock art around the world and its preservation, in disseminating the cave creations of their countries and regions as symbolic and cultural expressions, to show us their research procedures and techniques and to reflect on the many ways in which these creations are inserted or interrelate with various fields of existence.

9–14 June 2015 Graffiti Basel 2015

Uferstrasse, Basel

Graffiti Basel, the first international scientific conference provides a platform for researchers, artists and galleries from all over the world.

6–8 February 2015 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium

Boynton Beach, Florida

Enlightening: the History of Kinetic Art
“Kinetic art was created by artists who pushed the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that would engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art. –Theo Jansen
Although its history is deep, Kinetic art wasn’t established as a major artistic movement until the 1950s. Kinetic Art has been around since the early 20th century but it did not become a modern art form until a few artists, including Naum Gabo and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy began to use electric machinery in their sculptures. In the 1950 and 60s however in Europe, Kinetic Art fell out of fashion because the mechanical age ushered in a digital era and artists began to experiment with computers video, film and lasers.
Interest in Kinetic art concepts dates back to 1913 during the Dada and Constructivist movements. Artists like Jean Tinguely, a Swiss painter and sculptor, were fascinated by the possibilities of movement in art and the potential to create interactive relationships and visual experiences that went beyond the boundaries of traditional, static objects. Tinguely created sculptures that would have a more active presence both in the gallery and outside.
His signature pieces included anthropomorphic assemblages of motors and light as well as brightly colored metal wheels. He encouraged the idea that the beauty of an object could be the product of optical illusions or mechanical movement. The art form flourished for a decade, but because of the popularity of the Op art movement, many artists lost interest. In 1955, however, Kinetic Art became an international trend followed by artists such as Soto, Takis, Agam and Schoffer.

4–7 December 2014 Art Basel - Miami Beach

Miami, USA

Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

22 October 2014–11 January 2015 Poetry of the metropolis. The Affichistes

Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland

Among the avant-garde artists of the new orientation towards reality in around 1960, the „Affichistes” were perhaps the most radical, at any event the most poetic. Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé belonged, like Tinguely, to the „Nouveaux Réalistes” group of artists. Their creative work fitted in with the like-minded Mimmo Rotella and Wolf Vostell. The exhibition is laid out in the form of a course, presenting the urban space as a place of manifold inspiration for flaneurs, which creates places for encounters with the radical inventions of these five artists; be these décollages, filmic, photographic or also poetic experiments.

16–19 October 2014 Kinetica Art Fair 2014

The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Kinetica Art Fair provides a global platform for galleries, curatorial groups, design studios and artists working in the realm of interdisciplinary new media art. Now in its sixth year, the Fair has moved to an Autumn date and a new venue: the Truman Brewery in East London, ideally placed for collectors, curators and the public to view and buy artworks in this thriving and advancing field. The Fair has in a short number of years become a landmark event on the Art Fair calendar and is the only fair of its kind in the UK to provide an international platform for kinetic, electronic & new media art.

23–26 September 2014 First International Rock Art and Ethnography Conference

Cochabamba, Bolivia

The number of known instances when the production of traditional rock art was witnessed by observers who recorded the details is quite limited worldwide. And yet it is of great importance to the understanding of rock art production. It provides the only scientific evidence we have of the motivation of creating rock art, and of the cultural circumstances of its production, or of any rituals or practices connected with its making, and of its actual meaning. While the methods of rock art production can be investigated with two alternative approaches, replication and forensic studies, it is still ethnographic observation that furnishes the most reliable empirical evidence here too. Of particular value would be studies combining the ethnographic and scientific approaches, e.g. the testing of forensic or replicative findings by observed ethnographic facts. This symposium seeks to collect the globally available direct evidence, derived from observation of how rock art was made, why it was made, who made it, and in what contexts it was made.

17–19 September 2014 DI 2014

La Cité-Nantes Events Center, France

The first international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures.
The main objective of #di2014 is to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from a large variety of fields and to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions and research achievements as well establish worldwide cooperative research and developpement.
Areas of research include but are not limited to: Data, Social Web, Digital Humanities, Digital Identity, The commons, Digital Art, Smart Cities, Media and Digital Cultures, Human-Computer Interface, Digital Literature, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking, Secutity, Safety and Privacy, e-Learning, Business intelligence.
The mindset of #di2014 is unique in bringing these disciplines together in creative and critical dialogs. We broadly invite contributions that describe original research, analysis, practices, and works-in-progress in all areas of Digital Cultures.

15–19 September 2014 17th Triennial Conference in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

The conference theme, “Building Strong Culture through Conservation” will focus on how the conservation of cultural heritage can help build strong culture for the benefit of society. By preserving cultural materials essential to the continuation of collective memory, conservation can help rebuild communities which have been damaged through war, natural disaster, or displacement, as well as supporting a sense of identity within thriving communities. The conference will explore how cross-cultural partnerships, new technologies, knowledge transmission, effective advocacy, and local cultural centres can contribute to the building of strong culture through conservation. Further, the conference will investigate strategies that address conservation needs in post-trauma recovery situations, as well as those of regional communities and communities who identity is not dominant within a broader culture.,-melbourne,-australia/#.URnn5PKoCLx

9–12 September 2014 8th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2014)

Hildesheim, Germany

ICCPR2014 aims to provide a space for exploring cultural policies, their meanings, roles and impact in an interdisciplinary and international environment and will be organized by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

22–28 July 2014 IFRAO Congress

Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, P.R.China

Theme: Rock Art, Man, Ecology


I. Oceanian Rock Art
II. African and Mid-Eastern Rock Art
III. European Rock Art
IV. North American Rock Art
V. South American Rock Art
VI. Southeastern, Southern and Southwest China’s Rock Art
VII. North Asian and North China’s Rock Art
VIII. Rock Art in East China and North Pacific Rim
IX. Rock Art and Chinese Archaeological Culture
X. Theory and Methodology on Rock Art Studies
XI. Iconography and Meaning of Rock Art
XII. Symbol and Rock Art
XIII. Techniques of Rock Art
XIV. Conservation and Management of Rock Art
XV. Rock Art and Megalithic Culture
XVI. Dating Research of Rock Art

8–10 July 2014 EVA: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2014

London, UK

EVA London is one of the international EVA conferences (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts). It is an event where people using or interested in the new technologies can share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. Its focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences.

19–22 June 2014 Art Basel 2014

Messe Basel

Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Over 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars.
The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.

17–22 June 2014 SCOPE Basel 2014

SCOPE Pavilion, Uferstrasse 40, Basel, Switzerland

Welcoming 75 International Exhibitors alongside 20 Breeder Program Galleries. Long-established as the original incubator for emerging work, SCOPE’s Breeder Program celebrates its 14th year of introducing new galleries to the contemporary market. A remarkable opportunity for exposure, Breeder Program alumni include: Peres Projects, John Connelly Presents, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Daniel Reich Gallery, Bischoff/ Weiss, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, SEVENTEEN, ROKEBY, Taxter Spengemann, Magical Artroom and Spinello Projects, among other notable galleries.

17–22 June 2014 LISTE 14

Burgweg 15, Basel, Switzerland

What began as an initiative by young gallerists in 1996, developed into one of the most important fairs for contemporary young art in the world. For 18 years, the fair has been making relevant contributions to the promotion of young artists and galleries. The intentionally low number of 66 galleries and the high level of sophistication of those galleries are reasons for LISTE’s extraordinary success, international reputation and drawing power.

14–23 June 2014 14 ROOMS

Messe Basel Halle 3

For 14 Rooms curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist invited 14 international artists to each activate a room, exploring the relationship between space, time and physicality with an artwork whose 'material' is the human being. Giving visitors an insight into a more performative and interactive practice, visitors will encounter a new situation within each of the 14 rooms, engaging in a diverse series of immersive and intimate experiences. 14 Rooms will feature works by artists including Marina Abramović, Allora and Calzadilla, Ed Atkins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Santiago Sierra, and Xu Zhen.

11 June–28 September 2014 Krištof Kintera. I AM NOT YOU

Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland

With irony and mischief the young Czech artist Krištof Kintera turns art and life on their heads. He creates a new Golem out of hundreds of light bulbs or wired-up potatoes, satirizes our safety mindset with an armored stroller, or tries to sell a sophisticatedly designed but totally functionless device in an electrical store. With his dysfunctional machines with absurd add-ons, he has Tinguely’s aesthetic to a „T”. With him he shares an extremely extroverted and critical artistic attitude that questions, pulls apart or reconfigures everything.

18 May–17 September 2014 Gerhard Richter

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden, lebt in Köln) ist der wohl bedeutendste Künstler unserer Zeit. In den sechzig Jahren seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit hat er ein OEuvre hervorgebracht, das sich durch thematische und stilistische Vielfalt auszeichnet. Die Fondation Beyeler widmet ihm die bisher grösste Ausstellung in der Schweiz, in der erstmals als Serien, Zyklen und Rauminstallationen realisierte Werke aus allen Schaffensperioden vereint werden. Zu sehen sind sowohl figurative Arbeiten wie Porträts, Stillleben und Landschaften als auch abstrakte Werke, für die der Künstler aus einem wechselnden Formen- und Farbenrepertoire schöpft. Die Ausstellung vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über das Spektrum von Richters Malerei in allen Dimensionen und Techniken.

15–18 May 2014 Art Basel - Hong Kong

Hong Kong

From emerging talents to the Modern masters of both Asia and the West, the premiere edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong will trace twelve decades of art history across its four sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, and Encounters. On display will be the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works from the 20th and 21st centuries, by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe.
The show will also offer extensive opportunities for intellectual discovery, through discussions and presentations, creating a platform of cross-cultural exchanges for artists, gallerists, collectors, and visitors.


15 May–15 June 2014 Lady Pink New Works

New York

Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, but raised in NYC. In 1979 she started writing graffiti and soon was well known as the only female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985. She is considered a cult figure in the hip-hop subculture since the release of the motion picture “Wild Style” in 1982, in which she had a starring role .At the age of 21 had her first solo show at the Moore College of Art. As a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art, Lady Pink’s canvases have entered important art collections such as those of the Whitney Museum, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Groningen Museum of Holland. She has established herself in the fine arts world, and her paintings are highly prized by collectors.

19 February–11 May 2014 Play Objects - The Art of Possibilities

Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel, Switzerland

Comprising approximately 100 exhibits this special exhibition presents the diversity and history of the variable artwork. The transformable ‘play object’, which has also been described in art history as an ‘object of variation’ or a ‘participative object’, experienced its heyday, in the area of concrete-constructive and kinetic art in particular, at the end of the 1960s. During this period artists pursued the aim of getting the beholder directly involved in creating and transforming their art objects in different ways. The beholder changes the movement-based compositions of images, reliefs and sculptures and thereby chooses a configuration that pleases him or her. This turns the audience into a direct player between artist and artwork. Museum Tinguely offers the unique opportunity to experience many of the works in all their variability at first hand within a comprehensive program of more than 300 interactive public tours.

2 February–18 May 2014 Odilon Redon

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

Odilon Redon (b. 1840 Bordeaux, d. 1916 Paris), with his cosmos of color, is one of the most astonishing artists of the nascent years of modernism. A leading representative of French Symbolism, his oeuvre—which spans the close of the nineteenth century and the start of the twentieth—is dominated by the interplay of tradition and innovation. On the basis of paintings, pastels, drawings, and lithographs from major museums and private collections in Switzerland and abroad, the exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler concentrates on Redon’s significance as a precursor of classical modernism and therefore on the avant-garde aspect of his art. Redon’s cryptic and enigmatic oeuvre is marked by breaks and contrasts and characterized by a stylistic evolution that leads from the black of his early charcoal drawings and lithographs to the explosion of color in his later pastels and oil paintings. His works oscillate between eerie strangeness and sunny cheerfulness: bizarre monsters appear alongside heavenly creatures as dream meets nightmare and nature meets fantasy. The exhibition addresses all the main themes and the most important ideas and innovations found in Redon’s oeuvre. In so doing it reflects the diversity of the artist’s sources of inspiration, which extend from the history of art, literature, and music, through Western and Far Eastern philosophy and religion, to the natural sciences.
In his art Odilon Redon sought to focus his gaze on the “wonders of the visible world.” We hope this exhibition will open up that wondrous world to the gaze of our visitors.
The exhibition is curated by Raphaël Bouvier, Fondation Beyeler.

5–8 December 2013 Art ¦ Basel ¦ Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Welcome to the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Over 250 of the world's leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America's most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

4–6 December 2013 ARCHTHEO '13: Theory of Architecture Conference III on Aesthetic Autonomy & Social Function

Istanbul, Turkey

The full papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number. All presentations will be broadcasted live on the web page of the conference and available on Youtube afterwards.

21 November 2013–30 November 2014 5000 Moving Parts

MIT Museum, Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The exhibition looks at the wide range of kinetic art being made now: from work that's concerned entirely with motion and unpredictability, to sculptures that engage with contemporary political topics, to work that brings ancient myth into contemporary life.

18–19 October 2013 Fourth International Conference on the Image

Chicago , IL, United States of America

The conference explores the nature and function of images and image making, welcoming academics and practitioners from the arts, communications, film, cognitive science, design, cultural studies, education, computer science and other areas.

23–25 September 2013 2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel

Oxford, United Kingdom

“Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof.”(Alan Moore, V for Vendetta)

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues in and around the production, creation and reading of all forms of comics and graphic novels. Taken as a form of pictographic narrative it has been with us since the first cave paintings and even in the 21st century remains a hugely popular, vibrant and culturally relevant means of communication whether expressed as sequential art, graphic literature, bandes dessinees, tebeos, fumetti, manga, manhwa, komiks, strips, historietas, quadrinhos, beeldverhalen, or just plain old comics. (as noted by Paul Gravett)

17–19 September 2013 4th Global Conference: Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice

Oxford, United Kingdom

Theatre and the many varied expressions of performance practice are by their nature inter-disciplinary forms of art. They draw ideas and symbolisms from diverse theoretical and creative fields of humanities, making historical references and links, presenting social relations, putting forward great ideas and dilemmas of the mind, highlighting aspects of the human personality and employing all existing art-forms in order to create a performance as a whole. Performance practice, whether in a theatrical space, site-specific space, or as a street or public performance of any nature, can be examined from the artistic point of view, but also from a cultural, a sociological, a historical, a psychological, a semiological, an anthropological, as well as from an educational perspective. The term “performance practice” refers to the interface within which the work of the director, performer, movement director and choreographer, scenographer (set and costume designer), musical director, composer, lighting designer and sound designer meet. It also includes all aspects and issues involving the creative process, from the initial concept to the final realization and presentation to an audience.

The aim of this conference is to develop discussion with a focus on the visual aspects of performance brought up by visual and spatial artists and researchers in various performance disciplines and practices.

13–15 September 2013 2nd International Contact Rock Art Symposium


Contributors have been invited based on their experience researching and writing about contact rock art in their respective countries and also for their interest in moving contact rock art research away from purely description-based studies towards a more theoretically-grounded area of specialisation within rock art studies.

Our aims are:

  1. To share international perspectives on rock art depicting/representing contact between different cultural groups.
  2. To explore different approaches to the interpretation of contact rock art.
  3. To highlight similarities, differences and themes in the nature of representing ‘contact’ in different parts of the world and at different times.
  4. To discuss options for promoting the study and protection of contact rock art globally.

This symposium will include a field trip for presenters to meet local Aboriginal Traditional Owners and visit important contact rock art sites in Kakadu National Park and western Arnhem Land.

4–6 September 2013 The Paris Fine Art Salon, 1791-1881

Exeter, United Kingdom

A three-day conference in English and French to be held in the University of Exeter, 4-6 September 2013. This conference provides an opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the role of the Paris Salon as an artistic and cultural event.

4–6 September 2013 Noises of Art

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

The conference addresses what is arguably the most prolific, varied, and groundbreaking period in the coming together, exchange, and mutual influence of visual art and sound-based practices (such as music and the spoken word). It aims to explore (principally) the visual artist’s  engagement with sound, noise, music, and text while at the same time recognizing that there is a traffic of musicians, sound artists, and text artists moving in the opposite direction, who aspire to cultivate visual analogues for their work. Thus, the conference is situated at the intersection of several movements that are converging upon a point of visual-audio synthesis and exchange.

29–31 July 2013 EVA: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2013

London, United Kingdom

EVA London focuses on the development and application of visualisation technologies in art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences. Where those interested in new technologies can share experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere.

27 July–3 August 2013 Abersystwyth Musicfest

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion, Wales (UK)

The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week of Living Music. Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest – ‘refreshing, rewarding and thoroughly inspirational’.

23–26 July 2013 FILE Electronic Language International Festival

São Paulo/SP, Brazil

FILE 2013 - Symposium and Workshop: from July 23rd to July 26th. Free inscriptions - limited places

Several different themes related to studies and researches on electronic and digital culture are FILE SYMPOSIUM’s lines of interest. FILE SYMPOSIUM has become a great meeting for discussion and dissemination of digital and electronic arts, in which artists and intellectuals present overviews that illustrate what is recently thought and produced on electronic means of art and digital culture around the world.

The workshops offered by FILE count on groups of computing science educators and artists that seek; through computing and experimental arts; an immersion in the essence of binary language. The objective of this immersion is to transfer knowledge and the research on the use of computing for creative purposes. The aim is to disseminate technology as creative language and as artistic development process; for the largest number of people possible. The ideal is to reach ordinary people, teachers of elementary and high school, groups of possible multipliers, students and etc

18–21 July 2013 ECAH 2013 - The European Conference on Arts and Humanities

Brighton, United Kingdom

The Inaugural European Conference on Arts and Humanities offers a true celebration of interdisciplinary study in a stimulating scholarly environment, and in the wonderful physical and cultural surroundings of the Southeast of England. This international research conference will bring together university scholars working throughout Europe and beyond to share ideas and forge working relationships with each other over a stimulating, challenging, and long weekend.

28–30 June 2013 International Ceramics Festival

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion, Wales (UK)

The festival is held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the campus of Aberystwyth University on the mid-Wales coast. Since it began in 1987 the three-day festival has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event.

It offers teachers, students, ceramic artists, collectors, working potters and amateurs the chance to meet and study the work of distinguished, internationally known potters and ceramicists from Wales, the UK and around the world .

The Festival attracts about 1000 people who attend lectures, watch practical demonstrations and visit our special exhibitions over three days. Our international demonstrators show skills and techniques on our specially adapted stage and also have their own workspaces – enabling personal discussion about their work. The focus is both practical and inspirational – kilns are built, pots are made and fired.

27–30 June 2013 The First International Conference on the Arts and Humanities

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

“Bridges Across Culture”  is the First International Conference on Arts and Humanities to be held in Perugia, Italy. The “Bridges” conference provides an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. This conference will serve as a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to arts and humanities to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

24–26 June 2013 Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society

Budapest, Hungary

The conference creates an intellectual platform to create an interdisciplinary conversation and serves as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world.

13–16 June 2013 Art ¦ Basel ¦ 2013

Art Basel takes place in Halls 1 and 2 of Messe Basel

The world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show's multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

12–14 June 2013 CONTEMPHOTO '13: Conference on Contemporary Photography

Istanbul, Turkey

CONTEMPHOTO ’13 has been organized with the aim of reaching a comparative  and interdisciplinary perspective on urban issues, history and photography. Multiple roles of photography are going to be explored in relation to urban history as document, witness, survey, archive, advertisement and artifact.

A key theme is the relationship between visual history and urban (and rural) change throughout the ast two centuries.

Exploring the role of how photography shapes issues of identity, place and citizenship within the city; how it documents urban otherness (that of homelessness, or of tourism); how it archives urban memory; and how it documents the erotic or/and tragic variety of street life and how it containes historical facts are the main objectives of the interdisciplinary conference of Contemphoto '13.

26–31 May 2013 International Rock Art Congress

Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

The American Rock Art Research Association invites Scientists, Researchers, Educators, Conservators, and all interested people to the XVII International Congress of IFRAO in conjunction with the ARARA 2013 Conference. Our meeting in the heart of the American Southwest provides an atmosphere where rock art continues to be a daily presence in the lives of those in the area. Field trips will provide opportunities for all Congress attendees to learn about the rock art of this region. The nearby Petroglyph National Monument will allow attendees continual access to the local rock art throughout the Congress.
The Congress theme “Ancient Hands Around the World” is designed to bring together the diverse interests of the many people who study and work to conserve the pictographs and petroglyphs in all countries. Depictions of hands are found in rock art of all cultures and in all time periods, and their symbolism portrays our goal of assembling people from across the globe to share their experiences and knowledge.
In keeping with the international agenda established over the past years, the Congress will have four days of oral and poster presentations in sessions organized by topics, and Wednesday will be devoted to field trips for all attendees. Other special cultural events are planned throughout the week including evening lectures open to the public, dances by local Pueblo groups, and vendor offerings of rock art related merchandise. Opportunities to book extended field trips before and after the Congress will also be available.
Official languages of the Congress will be English and Spanish.

26–31 May 2013 International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO)

Albuquerque, NM United States

The conference is open to all—professional archaeologists and interested avocationalists alike. In keeping with the international agenda established over the past years, the conference will offer four days of oral and poster presentations in sessions organized by topic, and Wednesday will be devoted to field trips for all attendees. Other special cultural events are planned throughout the week including evening lectures open to the public, dances by local Pueblo groups, social events and vendor offerings of rock art related merchandise. Opportunities to book extended field trips before and after the Congress will also be available. Official languages are English and Spanish.

23–26 May 2013 Art ¦ Basel ¦ Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Welcome to the first edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong which takes place from Thursday, May 23, to Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The debut show will present more than 250 of the leading galleries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world, chosen by a selection committee composed of renowned international gallerists.
As in the established shows in Basel and Miami Beach, the new Hong Kong edition of Art Basel will draw more than 50 percent of participating galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. In the show's multiple sectors the exhibition will present the highest quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works of the 20th and 21st centuries by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe.
At Art Basel in Hong Kong, collectors from across the world will discover the best art being produced in Asia and beyond, and enjoy the dynamic cross-cultural exchange that only this show and city can offer. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive talks program, giving first-hand insights into the latest developments in the artworld, and a stimulating program of events showcasing Hong Kong's rich culture. Exhibitions and events timed to coincide with the show will take place across the city’s thriving gallery scene, and in its growing array of cultural institutions, including Asia Art Archive and Para/Site Art Space in Sheung Wan, the Asia Society in Central, and M+, the developing museum component of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

15–18 May 2013 Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University, United Kingdom

This three-day, international, and interdisciplinary conference aims to draw attention to critically neglected modernist forms, movements and texts. It aims to bring together scholars from across Europe and beyond both to explore these ‘alternative’ modernisms and to consider the extent to which modernism(s) can itself be seen as (an) alternative.

13–14 May 2013 1st International Congress on History of Art and Archaeology at the Royal College of Spain in Bologna. The Empire and the Hispaniae from Trajan to Charles V: Classicism and Power in Spanish Art

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The Royal College of Spain in Bologna, in collaboration with the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna announces its 1st International Congress on History of Art and Archaeology. The Empire and the Hispaniae from Trajan to Charles V: Classicism and Power in Spanish Art.

The aim of this 1st International Congress is to analyze the role of Roman Empire in  Hispanic culture from Antiquity to Renaissance, focusing on Art and Archaeology.  The relationship between Hispania and the rest of the Roman Empire, the classical legacy in medieval and modern Spain, the various visions of  Rome and classicism through time, and its role in the construction of  Modernity are some of the aspects that will be discussed.!__eng

10–12 May 2013 Sculpture: Space and Place Symposium

James O Fairfax Theatre and Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

his symposium is a collaboration between the Australian National University, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the ANU School of Art and the National Gallery of Australia.

The symposium is a highlight of the 2013 Centenary of Canberra program TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land that has been designed to celebrate sculpture in all its forms. TOUCH: Sculpture and the Land is taking place in venues across Canberra in May 2013 and includes special exhibitions at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery and School of Art Gallery, various activities and events at ACT Galleries and Art Centres, artists in residence, walks, talks and tours of sculpture collections on the ANU Campus and International Sculpture Park and the NGA Sculpture Garden. Opportunities to visit Canberra’s public sculpture collections in Civic, Parliament House, New Acton and the Australian War Memorial are also being arranged.

24–27 April 2013 ARCHHIST '13: History of Architecture and Politics

Istanbul, Turkey

Architecture can be described as the interaction centre of an infinite number of dynamics that proceed and differentiated by affecting each other through the history. Although the history of architecture evaluates structures, architects and periods individually, it was always recorded as the history of affecting and being affected. Connection of architecture with other disciplines can be regarded as the historical base of this plural historical identity. Every architectural act can be defined both as an impact of political transformations and as a result of individual creativity.

10–12 April 2013 CONTEMP ART '13: Urban life and Contemporary Arts

Istanbul, Turkey

The full papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number. All presentations will be broadcasted live on the web page of the conference and will be available on Youtube afterwards.

4–7 April 2013 ACAH 2013 - The Fourth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities

Osaka, Japan

A combined total of more than 900 academics from over fifty different nations have attended the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities since it was launched in 2010. As the conference enters its fourth year it aims to build on the strengths and successes of the previous two years by offering a true celebration of interdisciplinary study in a stimulating scholarly environment, and in the wonderfully rich physical and cultural environment of Japan. This international conference will again bring together university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and forge working relationships with each other over a stimulating, challenging, and fun long weekend.

The 2013 conference theme is "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation" and the organizers hope that this will again encourage and inspire exciting new research avenues, and further encourage academic and personal encounters and exchanges across national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides.

29–30 March 2013 SBU Philosophy and the Arts Conference

Stony Brook, Manhattan, USA

The sixth annual Philosophy and The Arts Conference at SUNY, Stony Brook Manhattan will focus on the relationships between soundscapes and territories, and their socio-political, ontological, ethical, and institutional implications. The traffic and noise of manhattan constitutes a certain pace, or rhythm, in the daily life of a New Yorker. Identities and communities are constantly being delimited by a person's dialect or accent. One of the publicized aspects of Occupy Wall Street was the "human microphone." Bird songs may be used to delineate multiple territories depending on the configuration of the notes sung: sexual territory (mating territory), or encroachment of predators (unsafe territory). Erik Satie once defined his arrangements as 'furniture music'. All of these are instances of soundscapes and their relationships to
institutions of power and multiple networs of the material conditions of life. Understanding sound as an integral aspect of the formation of space, place, and territory, we invite papers and artworks (including digital media, performance, and installation) that consider of a range of

9 March 2013 CFS Symposium: Texture in Film

University of St Andrews, Scotland

Texture is more commonly discussed in relation to visual art and design, music and literature than film. In these other disciplines, texture may refer to the tactile quality of a surface, the way a surface is changed by light, paint or other materials, the composition of fabric or  narrative (as in the root of the word, to make/weave), the pattern of sound (rhythm and register) and the ‘concrete' properties of language (metre, diction, syntax). Texture also has an important sensory dimension: it expresses the feel of an object, surface or material, and thus offers a way of acknowledging the importance of decisions around formal properties to our responsiveness to film, and to its patterns, to its overall shape. Considering texture in relation to film involves attention to the fine detail of a film's realization, and offers the potential to enrich discussions of form and sensation in film.

This symposium will seek to explore ways in which thinking about texture can reinvigorate discussion of film form across a variety of cinematic contexts, as well as research practices (such as archival or practice-based approaches); with particular emphasis on approaches drawn from understandings of texture originating in study of visual art, music and literature.

1 March 2013 The Exhibiton and its Histories

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Since the turn of the 21st century the irresistible rise of the figure of the curator has been the defining feature of the contemporary art landscape. In response institutions have sought to offer education in the fields of curatorship and exhibition histories, mostly in the form of curatorial postgraduate programmes. The University of Edinburgh offers three programmes involving curatorial elements, while many others exist elsewhere in Scotland. In light of these developments, a thorough examination of the implications of curatorial training within art and
art history education has become increasingly urgent. This one-day symposium will address this, specifically focussing on the following questions:

Why has the history of exhibitions come into currency at this specific moment?
How does the study of exhibition histories contribute to the discipline of art history?
Why study the exhibition? What does it offer us that the study of an artwork or an artist's practice does not?

6 September–30 December 2012 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan

“Melancholy in Progress” is to examine the pursuit of progress and its various manifestations in modern life, including medicine, sanitation, technology, speed, mobility and growth. Has progress become a desire of modern society that has no destination and no end? What is the truth of progress? The never satisfied pursuit of progress has developed the syndromes of compulsive disorders and resulted in melancholy. If the progress we are pursuing is the cause of our melancholy, is there any other choice for progress? Or, is there a chance we can defend ourselves, look into our plight, even heal ourselves with melancholy?

29 August–25 November 2012 La Biennale di Venezia

Venezia, Italy

The Venice Biennale, which has its offices at Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco, 1364/A), has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance.

11 July–23 September 2012 Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 brings together a group of specially commissioned works by contemporary artists, choreographers, composers, dancers and poets in response to three of Titian's paintings – Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and 'Diana and Callisto' – all of which were inspired by Ovid’s poem 'Metamorphoses'..
The exhibition, which celebrates British artistic creativity, is a unique collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House as part of the Cultural Olympiad's London 2012 Festival.

14–17 June 2012 Art ¦ 43 ¦ Basel

Messe Basel

Art 43 Basel takes place June 14 – 17, 2012.

The world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show's multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

12–17 June 2012 LISTE – The Young Art Fair

Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

Every year since its opening in 1996, the LISTE - The Young Art Fair in Basel has presented new and important galleries and highly contemporary young art. The LISTE's concept of introducing galleries in general no more than 5 years old and artists under 40 has been at the heart of its being one of the most important fairs for young art and still being considered one of the art world’s most important discoverer fair.

11 June–16 May 2012 VOLTA8 Basel


VOLTA is a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike. Conceived to bridge a gap between Basel's pre-existing fairs, VOLTA showcases galleries – whether young or mature – that choose as their mandate to work with the most exciting emerging artists. The galleries are selected by an annually changing Curatorial Board, a group of curators, art critics and gallerists, to give each edition its own clear identity and to redirect focus back on the art producers as well as their representing galleries.

9 June–16 September 2012 dOCUMENTA (13)


On June 9, 2012, dOCUMENTA (13) will open to the public in Kassel. Since it was established in 1955, documenta has been regarded as a key international exhibition of contemporary art worldwide and a moment of reflection on the relationship between art and society. It takes place every five years, and runs for 100 days.

1 April–12 August 2012 Renoir. Between Bohemia and Bourgeoisie

Kunstmuseum Basel

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a member of the group of French painters who laid the foundations of Impressionism. With a bright palette, loose brushstrokes, and motifs from modern urban life and leisure in natural settings, Renoir and his fellow Impressionists wrote art history. As a result, the Impressionist period has largely dominated perceptions of Renoir's oeuvre. In a grand survey exhibition, the Kunstmuseum Basel now focuses for the first time on the artist's surprisingly multifaceted early work from the period leading up to his first important Impressionist paintings of the 1870s.

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