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Call for Papers: “The Lost-and-Found” (Riga, 6-7 June 24)

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

Call for contribution for an International Symposium: “The lost-and-found: revising art stories in search of potential changes”.

First event took place in Lisbon, December 6-7, 2023; second event takes place in Warsaw, 21-23 March 2024; the third and final event takes place in Riga, 6-7 June 2024. More information can be found at: https://thelostandfoundlisbon.weebly.com

The event in Riga will focus on the mattering of matter with/in art (his-, her-, it-, their-) stories, theories and practices. While the overarching thematic focus of the International Symposium remains the same (the description can be found here: https://thelostandfoundlisbon.weebly.com), in Riga they will specifically address the lost and found materialities and affects that enable creation of safe, caring, attentive and hospitable communities, relations and communications. They will include artistic, curatorial, institutional, and academic practices and artistic research that engage with art objects, artworks, collectives, and exhibitions that investigate the third thematic constellation entitled CLAWS, FUR and SHELL, after Wisława Szymborska’s poem inspiring all three events, “A Speech at the Lost-And-Found” (1972).

The deadline for sending abstracts is 2nd April 2024. Applicants will be notified of decisions by mid April 2024.
Conference fee is 100EUR.

The Symposium is organised collaboratively between University of Wrocław (Poland), Polish Institute of World Art Studies, Instituto de História da Arte – NOVA University Lisbon (Portugal) and Art Academy of Latvia in Riga (Latvia).
The general concept of this event was conceived within the framework of the project ‘Residua of pre-modern relations with art in selected contemporary convents in Lesser Poland and Lower Silesia’ financed by the National Centre of Science (nr 2021/41/B/HS2/03148).
The event in Riga is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Latvia, project “Cultural and creative ecosystem of Latvia as a resource for resilience and sustainability”/CERS, project No. VPP-MM-LKRVA-2023/1-0001.

Scientific Committee:
Agnieszka Patała (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Anna Markowska (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Basia Sliwinska (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal)
Janis Taurens (Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)
Margarida Brito Alves (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal)

Conferece Executive Coordinator:
Sanita Duka (Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)

More information: CFP: The Lost-and-Found (Riga, 6-7 Jun 24). In: ArtHist.net, Feb 27, 2024 (accessed Mar 14, 2024), <https://arthist.net/archive/41322>.

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