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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CFP -URBAN IDENTITY, SPACE STUDIES


 AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS





CONTEMPART '16 is an annual multidisciplinary conference dedicated to study new approaches in contemporary arts worldwide. In 2015, contemporary arts will be focused on the basis of urban life and identities. Individual examples and tendencies dealing with urban identities will be discussed, while the transformation of cities and urban cultures will also be mentioned in terms of their share to shape the current scene of art in different places of the world.

CONTEMPART '16 Conference opens its doors to studies on contemporary arts related to urban identities representing different identities and tendencies and, of course, on theory of art since 1960s. 

PUBLICATION
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

TBA

AGENDA
Deadline for abstract submission: February 19, 2016
Deadline for registration: April 15, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: April 22, 2016
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THEMES
TRACK 01: SPACE, URBAN IDENTITY AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS
City as a Scene
- Forms of Urban Art
- Galleries, Museums and Art Market
- Citizens as Audience
- Space and Place in Contemporary Arts
- Artists’ biographies in the City

City as an Atelier
- Artist's Atelier
- Cafe as a Meeting Point
- Politics in the city: Rebellion & Oppression
- Technology and Art
- Art in the Digital Communication Age

City as a Subject
- City as a Source of Inspiration
- City versus Nature
- Psychology of Urban Living
- Architecture and Art
- Cities in the Transformation and Urban Culture
- Cities and Art throughout History

This track is connected to the Space Studies Research Direction of DAKAM

TRACK 02: NEW APPROACHES, NEW TECHNIQUES 
New Approaches
- Art and Everyday Life
- Non-traditional Forms of Exhibition
- Environmental Art
- Public Art and City
- Curatorship, Sponsorship and Art Criticism
- Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Issues and Sociological art
- The concept of "new" in Contemporary Art
- Ideology, Resistance and Art
- Affects of Political and Social Changes

New Techniques
- New media Art
- Interactivity in Art
- Computer-generated and Cybernetic Art
- Video Games as Works of Art
- Happenings and Performance Art
- Kinetic Art
- Experiments in Art and Technology
- Collaborative Art Projects


TRACK 03: BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ART AND EVERYDAY LIFE
- Spatial Order and Art
- The Art of Possibility
- Being a Flaneur/Flaneuse
- Cultural Politics of Everyday Life
- Design and Everyday Life
- Routine Practices: Arts of Doing
- Strategies vs. Tactics
- The Procedures of Everyday Creativity 
- Aesthetics in Everyday Life

This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM

TRACK 04: GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS
- Ethnic Identity Representation in Arts
- Gender Studies and Arts
- Gender Roles in Arts 
- Feminist Theory and Feminist Art
- Multiculturalism and Art 
- Visualizing Racism
- Colonialism and Art
- Art Against Racism 
- Ethnographic Turn in Arts
- Social Justice and Inequality
- Violance and Arts

This track is connected to the Gender & Social Equality Studies Research Direction of DAKAM
http://www.contempartconference.org/p/themes.html 

TRACK 05: MATERIALS AND MEDIUM
- Different textures, surfaces, collage elements, papier collé and photomontage
- Electronic Media
- Animation and Video Art
- Installation Art
- Mixed Media
- The Body and New Forms of Performance Art
- Found Objects
- The Impact of Culture and Geography on Artists' Material Choices 

This track is connected to the Infrastructure Studies Research Direction of DAKAM

VENUE
The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:
http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
António Gorgel Pinto / University of Lisbon
Milia Lorraine Khoury / Cape Peninsula University of Technology

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=contempart16 
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.

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