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CFP: Essays for a Collected Volume on Solo Shows

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on September 30, 2009

I am putting together a volume of essays devoted to the subject of single-artist, thematic, and single-object exhibitions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, organized and displayed outside of academic jurisdiction. It is tentatively called Alternative Venues. Essays will explore the functions, meanings, organizational and visual structures, and/or successes/failures of artists’ solo shows (e.g., Courbet’s Pavilion of Realism), exhibitions of thematically unified work (e.g., Fuseli’s Milton Gallery), and displays of single art objects (e.g., David’s Intervention of the Sabine Women). It is my hope that the collection as a whole will highlight the innovation and modernity of such exhibitions, while perhaps setting their motivations and functions into relief against similar displays in the contemporary art world. Essays dealing with landmark exhibitions in the first half of the twentieth century will also be considered for inclusion.

Publishing interest has already been expressed by a very reputable press, famed for such volumes of art historical essays. Please send a CV and 3-5 page abstract by October 15, 2009 to Andrew Graciano, Department of Art, University of South Carolina, 1615 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29208 USA or by email at graciano@sc.edu.

-Andrew Graciano