CFP: The Aspect of Woman (Ljubljana, 26-27 May 2016)

Ljubljana, May 26 – 27, 2016
>Deadline: Mar 20, 2016
>³One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman,² and there were those,
>who became a woman long before the famous quote of Simone de Beauvoir
>was said out loud in 1949 and who left their footprint, seen or hidden,
>praised or still unrecognized. Last couple of decades have seen a
>radical transformation in the ways of recreation, assimilation,
>dispersion and reception of woman, with scholars and societies trying
>to rediscover her role in the visual culture through times. Critical
>rethinking of the complementary roles and appearances of woman ­
>female, who refused to remain solely the other sex and appeared in the
>context of visual culture throughout the past century as critical and
>provocative subject, challenging possibilities and limitations in the
>world of the first sex, is the main theme of the two day conference on
>³The Aspect of Woman², organised by RI19+.
>The conference is an integral part of an ongoing project ³Artistic
>Creativity of Women from the 19th Century to the Present Time² and is
>the first in line of the periodically scheduled events in the course of
>the following years, all interweaved around woman in visual culture
>throughout the past and present times and intense aims to evaluate and
>analyse their contributions in wider European space.
>For the conference, hosted by Stara mestna elektrarna ­ Elektro
>Ljubljana (Zavod Bunker), the organizer RI19+ welcomes proposals that
>might include, yet are not limited solely to the following topics:
>-    current status of studies, questions and themes discussing women
>in visual culture;
>-    current researches concerning active roles of women in visual
>culture: artists, art critics, architects, designers, conservators,
>restorers, costume designers, theoreticians, patrons of art, curators,
>collectors, professors of visual culture;
>-    new appearances of women in visual culture;
>-    reflections of sexuality and gender in popular culture from
>women¹s perspective;
>-    the reception of images done by women artists;
>-    womenŒs power and its acceptance in visual culture.
>Particularly welcomed are submissions seeking to analyse the role of
>women in Central and Southern European artistic space and accentuating
>transnational connections throughout history.
>RI19+ welcomes proposals from artists as well as scholars from across
>the disciplines (art history, architecture, design, philosophy,
>history, etc.), and from outside the academy as well as within.
>Proposals for papers, limited to 300 words, and short CV, limited to
>100 words, should be sent to the organizer RI19+ at
> by 20th March 2016.