Call for Panels | CAA in New York, 2019

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 18, 2018

From CAA:

107th Annual Conference of the College Art Association
New York Hilton Midtown, 13–16 February 2019

Most Panel Proposals due by 27 April 2018

The CAA Annual Conference is the largest professional convening of art historians, artists, designers, curators, and others in the visual arts. Each year we offer sessions submitted by our members, committees, and affiliated societies offering a wide range of program content. The Annual Conference Committee members review over 800 submissions each year. They take into account subject areas and themes that arise from accepted proposals to present as a broad and diverse a program as possible. The Committee selects approximately 250 sessions for each conference, and it must, at times, make difficult decisions on submissions of high merit. This means that on occasion, quality submissions may not be selected.

General Proposal Submission Information
• Session and paper/project abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length.
• Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style for your submission.
• The accuracy of information in the submission is important as, if selected, it will be transferred to the conference program, abstracts booklet, website, etc., exactly as written.

P R O P O S A L  S U B M I S S I O N  T Y P E S

Complete Session
Proposals due by 27 April 2018
The organizer has complete information about the session including names and affiliations of all session participants, presentation titles, abstract texts, etc.

Session Soliciting Contributors
Proposals due by 27 April 2018
The organizer proposes a session title and abstract that will require a call for participation. Session organizers review and select papers and projects based on their own requirements. The 2019 Call for Participation (CFP) for accepted Sessions Soliciting Contributors will be posted on the CAA Annual Conference website on May 14, 2018. Submissions will be accepted for review through June 21, 2018. Submissions should be sent directly to the session chair(s)—if there is more than one session chair, send materials to both chairs. Proposals should include a proposal form (found at the end of the CFP), an abstract of your presentation, a cover letter to chair(s), a shortened CV, and work documentation (if necessary).

Individual Paper/Project
Proposals due by 27 April 2018
An individual CAA member may submit an abstract (with title), which, if accepted, will be included in the 2019 conference as part of a composed session with others accepted in this category based on subject area or compatible content.

Professional Development Workshops
Proposals due between 15 May and 15 August 2018
CAA welcomes current CAA members to share their expertise with colleagues in Professional Development Workshops. Workshops are ninety minutes in length and content ranges from business strategies and negotiation, finding grants and fellowships, marketing, audience engagement, education on new technologies, and more.

Exhibitor Session
Proposals due between 15 May and 14 September 2018
Registered exhibitors at the 2019 conference are welcome to propose full sessions or workshops (ninety minutes in length) for inclusion in the full-conference program. These sessions should convey practical information, professional expertise, or historical/scholarly content and may not be used for direct marketing, sales or promotion of products, publications, or services or programs.


New Book | François de Cuvilliés

Posted in books by Editor on March 18, 2018

From Allitera Verlag:

Albrecht Vorherr, ed., François de Cuvilliés: Rokokodesigner am Münchner Hof (Allitera Verlag, 2018), 280 pages, ISBN: 978-3962330224, 30€.

Zum 250 Todestag von Francois de Cuvilliés (1695–1768) am 14. April 2018 erscheint diese Anthologie mit pointierten Texten namhafter Wissenschaftler zum großen Architekten und Designer des Rokokos. Elf Beiträge widmen sich dem stilsicheren Genie und vergessen dabei nicht die bitteren Seiten seiner Vita. Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Forschung wird Cuvilliés zum einen als Künstler und Mensch vorgestellt, zum anderen auch ein Schlaglicht auf die Epoche des Rokoko in München geworfen: Handwerker- und Hofleben, Verwaltung und Realisierung barocker Bauprojekte, luxuriöses Design öffentlicher Bauten, Palais und Schlösser, Theater- und Festkultur. Der Belgier François de Cuvillies hat wie kein anderer die Haupt- und Residenzstadt mit seiner Bau- und Ausstattungskunst geprägt und das kurfürstliche München auf dem Niveau von Paris, Dresden und Venedig zum Strahlen gebracht.

Mit Beiträgen von, Magdalena Bayreuther, Neven Denhauser, Gabriele Dischinger, Hanna Dornieden, Ernst Götz, Alexandra Loske, Stefan Nadler, Hermann Neumann, Max Tillmann, Christian Quaeitzsch, Albrecht Vorherr.

Albrecht Vorherr ist ­Kunstpädagoge und Autor. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt der Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Mit Doris Fuchsberger veröffentlichte er im Allitera Verlag Schloss Nymphenburg unterm Hakenkreuz (2014) und den Bildband Schloss Nymphenburg: Menschen – Bauwerke – Geschichte (2015).

Exhibition | Royal and Imperial Clocks

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on March 18, 2018

From the press release, via Art Daily, for the exhibition:

Royal and Imperial Clocks: Romantic and Scientific
The David Roche Collection, Adelaide, 27 February — 19 August 2018

Curated by Martyn Cook

Louis XVI Portico Mantel Clock, ca. 1787–93 (Adelaide: The David Roche Collection).

The David Roche Collection will stage a new exhibition of 34 exquisite French and English clocks, dating from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Imperial & Royal Clocks: Romantic & Scientific is the first time these rare and opulent clocks have been on public display together.

David Roche (1930–2013)—who left his entire collection of more than 3,500 decorative arts to the people of Adelaide—had, during his long life, been immersed in the intricacies of clocks for their decorative appeal. No matter the horological significance of the movement within the clocks, Roche was only interested in the clock’s decorative façade. He was obsessed with time though struggled to be on time said Martyn Cook, Museum Director of The David Roche Collection and curator of the exhibition.

Roche focused his collection on the French Empire and the Regency period in England. When he acquired an item for his collection, he had in mind exactly where it should be placed in his home—it was no different with his clocks. Roche called Fermoy House—the house in which he spent most of his life—Australia’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ for clocks because very few worked for more than two weeks, largely through movement in the ground, which made it unstable for the clocks. Though it annoyed him intensely, he learned to live with it, said Cook.

With loans of seven rare clocks from private collections, the exhibition showcases some of the world’s most opulent clocks. Included are the rare Automata Smoking African Clock from The Johnston Collection; a Henry Hindley Table clock c.1760–65, made for the 8th Duke of Norfolk; and a very rare John Shelton Floor-standing Regulator c.1760. Shelton made this type of astronomical clock for the Royal Society of London, and Captain James Cook used Shelton’s regulators to observe the 1769 transit of Venus in Tahiti.

Provenance was always of interest to Roche. He acquired a Laurent Ridel Trophies of War mantel clock c.1780, from the sale of Mrs. Robert Lehman in 2010, following the collapse of the Lehman Bank. His Robert Adam style Long case clock c.1780, belonged to Mildred Hilson, a New York grande dame, while his Balthazar Martinot Boulle mantle clock c.1690, came from Kym Bonython, Adelaide identity and motor racing driver. Although Roche loved all his clocks, two favourites were the jewel-like Joseph Coteau Mantel clock 1796 and the Louis Moinet Prince of Hanover urn clock c.1810, from the Hanover estate at Schloss Marienburg, in Germany. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

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