November 22, 2018

Material Matters: conference on material concerns in painting

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Design: Carl von Arbin. 

Welcome to a two day conference organized by RIA professor Sigrid Sandström.

Material Matters will address different approaches to materiality in relation to the field of painting, stemming from a number of political, theoretical and practice-based concerns and positions. Where are we after the “material turn” and object-based theories? How do we write/think about materials and process? What new meaning comes out of the instability of materials, their accelerated obsolescence and disappearance? What painterly strategies are used to address the fictitious character of material? What role does the evanescence of material play? What new knowledge and conversations are being generated when looking through a material lens? The conference title Material Matters can act as both a question and an assertion.

The conference is free but requires you to RSVP at the latest December 5. RSVP here.

Confirmed contributors are:
Filippa Arrias, artist/researcher, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Daniel Bozhkov, Associate Professor, Hunter College, NYC
Sabeth Buchmann, Professor of Modern and Postmodern Art and the Head of the Institute for Art, Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, artist, Istanbul
Nadia Hebson, Senior lecturer, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Suzanne Hudson, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts, USC, LA
Kristina Jansson, Substitute Professor, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials & Society, University of London
Sabrina Norlander Eliasson, Associate Professor in Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University
Silke Otto-Knapp, Associate Professor, UCLA, LA
Rachelle Puryear, artist, Translator, Art historian, Stockholm
Mats Rosengren, Professor in Rethorics at the Department of Literature, Uppsala University
Håkan Rehnberg, artist, Stockholm
Sophie Tottie, Professor of Fine Art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, London

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