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Conference Call Out: (dis)location: Art in a Mobile Age

November 3, 2018 - November 23, 2018

(dis)location: Art in a Mobile Age

8th Annual Concordia University Art History Conference

From the movement and appropriation of cultural artefacts within early colonial missions, to the increasing digitization of mediums, museums, and the archive, art objects and their locations of presentation have created much of the basis of what we know as art history today. However, with the overwhelming technological advancements that have taken place over the last century, the world has seen major shifts in global communication, trade, and migration. These shifts, reflected considerably within the art market, have been subject to an array of critiques on power and distribution. Yet these shifts have also inspired the work of many contemporary artists to facilitate and create new virtual connections and spaces for those who had previously been excluded from traditional art spaces. Drawing on issues of representation, mobility, and location, from the past, present, and even the future, the 8th Annual Concordia University Undergraduate Art History Conference, (dis)location, delves into the role of place within art and society; and what follows when bodies and objects are displaced.

Taking place at Concordia University, on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory, (dis)location gestures to Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal’s own diverse experience of place; its role in the history of settler colonialism, Quebec Separatism, and its complex relationship to immigration. In line with this, the conference the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History (CUJAH) encourages scholars, students, and artists to reflect on their own positionality in relation to the creation, distribution and theorisation of art.


To apply, please submit the following by November 23rd, 2018 11:59PM in a single PDF to conference.cujah@gmail.com:

350 word abstract & proposal title

Student ID, University, and Program of Study

Please do not put your name on the PDF as the review process is anonymous


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Migration in Art

Decolonial art practices

Border Politics within Art

Biennales, History of World Fairs

The Museum, Representation, and Appropriation

Decolonial Futurisms

Critical Curatorial and Research Practices

DIY spaces/Alternative Spaces of Presentation

Ephemeral Art Practices

Virtual Curation

Art and Technology, The Internet, and Social Media

Queering Space

Mapping in Art/Art and Cartography

Gendered Spaces

Street art and the Reappropriation of Space

Land Art/Earthworks

Public Art, Performance, and Spatial Politics  

Art and Gentrification


November 3, 2018
November 23, 2018