Paradox Fine Art European Forum Biennial Conference London 2017 FOR, ABOUT, NEARBY: The value of diversity and difference in Fine Art practice, research and education.
Building on the success of conferences in Poznan (2015), Granada (2013), Cork (2011) and Palermo (2009) the 2017 Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference will take place in London. Reflecting on the current social and political climate for artists and educators, and taking its cue from the diversity of its host city, the conference will examine how issues of difference, change, inclusion and prohibition are currently played out within the discipline of Fine Art and education across Europe. Drawing together researchers, educators, students and artists it will explore the issues most at stake within art practice and education, for those who teach and learn. We are calling for contributions, across a range of formats to be submitted to the following strands: knowledge, ethics, means and aesthetics. The conference plans to address a wide range of issues including the challenge of new technologies, austerity agendas, cross-cultural teaching, the impact or desire for diversified demographics and non-hierarchical forms of learning to contemporary fine art education, research and practice and curricula.
Hosted by University of the Arts London at: Conway Hall & the Artworkers’ Guild, London; 13th – 15th September 2017
The conference calls for participation via a range of formats (papers, case studies, projects, performances, workshops, etc.) and a summary of your contribution should be sent by 21.04.2017, on the appropriate form (available Submission Form), to ParadoxFineArtNetwork@gmail.com for consideration by strand convenors. There is the opportunity to submit presentations of fine art practices, research and pedagogy to poster and pecha kucha sessions.