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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – call for submissions

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Drawing from a mandinga pouch, Lisbon Inquisition, 1731, Processo 11774, ANTT

The ‘art in the periphery’ research network will resume its activities for the academic year 2016/2017, inviting submissions for its yearly workshop (October-May), with meetings scheduled to take place at the beginning of each month. Each hour-and-a-half session, held at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), will feature a 45 min presentation, followed by a debate.

The October seminar will be delivered by Nuno Senos, the newly appointed assistant professor of early modern art history at the Department of Art History (FCSH/NOVA). His talk is entitled “Local Dynamics in a Global Context: Franciscans in Colonial Brazil”. The November seminar will further develop with a focus on Brazil. Arthur Valle, who teaches art history at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, will discuss “Afro-Brazilian Art and Material Culture: Persecution, Incarceration, Iconoclasm” (exact dates to be confirmed).

The network is interested in framing the periphery not in exclusively geographical terms (as a region distinct from the center), but rather as situated at the margins of dominant discourses, art historical or otherwise. As such, it may refer to areas, periods or even materials that have been delegated a secondary position in hierarchical and canonical structures. Contributions that discuss the non-linearity of cultural phenomena and of historical time, the temporal dimensions of the periphery, and propose a radical rethinking of the term will be particularly welcome.

The workshop therefore invites submissions for the remainder of the academic year (sessions of December, February, March, April and May). Proposals (appr. 500 words), together with a short CV, should be sent to nandia.vlachou[at]gmail.com until September 25. 

 

Organized by Foteini Vlachou, postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de História Contemporânea, FCSH-UNL / Researcher, IHA, FCSH-UNL

 

 

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 24 April 2015

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Lorvão Beatus, Lisbon, ANTT, Ordem de Cister, Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Lorvão, Liv. 44, fol. 108v.

The upcoming edition of the ‘art in the periphery’ workshop counts with the participation of Alicia Miguélez Cavero who will deliver a lecture on the political use of medieval images in Portugal during the Estado Novo (see below for abstract). Alicia holds a PhD in the History of Art and is currently a researcher of the Instituto dos Estudos Medievais (FCSH-UNL), where she is carrying out a postdoctoral project on “Gestures and Body Language in Beatus Manuscripts” (funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia). Her research interests include the study of gestures in art, and the relationship between text and image.

The workshop will take place on Friday, April 24, at 18.00, at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (I&D building, room Multiusos 1, ground floor).

Medieval Peripheries? The Political Use of Medieval Images in Portugal during the Estado Novo

This paper falls within the scope of the study of political iconography and the use of images as a means of demonstration and legitimization of power. It focuses on a specific case study, the analysis of an image first included in a Portuguese manuscript of the twelfth century. Its possible connection with a political purpose beyond its original religious content will be analyzed, as it was again being put to use in the twentieth century during the Salazar dictatorship.

Portugal was one of the European countries where the medieval past was consistently rebuilt and rewritten in order to accommodate the (re)construction of the nation. It was the Estado Novo in particular that made use of history in the reimagining of the national community during the 1930s and 1940s, with the aim of legitimating its power and rule. Medieval images were one of the resources mostly used in order to establish an unbroken continuity with the past.

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 26 March 2015

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The next lecture of the ‘art in the periphery’ workshop will be delivered by Inês Fialho Brandão, PhD student at Maynooth University – National University of Ireland since 2012.  She currently researches the Portuguese art market during the Second World War, focusing on the interaction between the State and the refugee communities. Inês studied at the University of Edinburgh and at New York University before embarking on a museum professional career as a curator and as an educator.

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 17.45, and will take place at Torre A (room 103, floor 1), at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Av. de Berna, 26-C).

Portugal in the periphery of Nazi-era provenance research

Between 1940-1945, 50.000 – 100.000 refugees entered Portugal  from mainland Europe. Among them were art dealers, collectors and artists. Simultaneously, important collections were formed and/or substantially enriched in Portugal. These events occurred against the backdrop of the Estado Novo’s enforcement of an events-based cultural policy promoting a national identity anchored to the country’s Christian roots and deeds of the Discoveries, presented in modernist language and aesthetics.

The interactions between these three spheres – refugees, collectors, state – has not been researched. Equally, the role played by Portuguese authorities and cultural institutions in encouraging or limiting the international circulation of artworks, is still to be determined. We will discuss the reasons behind this lack of scrutiny both by academics and museum professionals. The identification and contextualization of biases opens the door for academic attention to Nazi-era provenance research, which the Portuguese government has committed to undertake.

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 27 February 2015

lotus_lobo2The ‘art in the periphery’ workshop is resuming its activities after a winter hiatus. The next lecture will be delivered by Giulia Lamoni, postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de História da Arte (FCSH/UNL) since 2010. A specialist on feminist art and questions regarding the relationship of image/text, as well as the transnational and the global, Giulia Lamoni has studied at Trinity College and Universite de Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne), and published articles in N.Paradoxa, as well as contributed texts in edited volumes and exhibition catalogues. The subject of her February lecture will revisit the question of “pop” art in Brazil (see abstract below).

The workshop will take place on February 27, at 17h45, at the Faculdade das Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (I&D building, room Multiusos 2, floor 4).

“Pop”/pops/popular? Exploring “pop” art in Brazil, by Giulia Lamoni

In Brazil, the period that followed the 1964 military coup, was characterized by a heterogeneous artistic effervescence. Experimentation was often associated with the articulation of positions of resistance and with attempts of expanding or creating new relations between art and spectatorship. In this context, exhibitions such as Opinião 65, held in 1965 at the Museum of Modern art of Rio de Janeiro, marked the affirmation, among a young generation of artists, of “new realist” currents, critically informed by Pop, European figurative tendencies but also by the vanguard experience of Brazilian concrete art and neo-concretism.

This presentation will explore the very diverse range of these practices – and their attempt to negotiate with hegemonic cultural models – while discussing the possibilities and difficulties of envisioning “pop”, as recently proposed by curator Jessica Morgan, as a global phenomenon (Artforum, February 2013).

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 5 December 2014

ricardo lucas brancoThe ‘art in the periphery’ research cluster will continue its regular meetings next week, with Ricardo Lucas Branco (Instituto de História da Arte). His talk entitled “Tridentine Classicism” and “Estilo Chão”: Portuguese Ecclesiastic Architecture between Center and Periphery (which will be delivered in Portuguese), will discuss the role of the Company of Jesus in the emergence of a local architectural model, peripheral in its relationship to Italy, but of great impact when considered in the context of colonial expansion.

The workshop will take place on December 5, at 18h00, at the Faculdade das Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (sala T16, piso 3, Torre B). The seminar is open to the public.

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The abstract in Portuguese can be consulted below:

“A génese dos primeiros modelos de templos surgidos logo antes ou na sequência imediata das resoluções do Concílio de Trento (1545-1563), de concepção já adequada a uma liturgia e culto reformados, constituem uma das questões mais importantes da história da arquitectura do período moderno. A situação portuguesa não é excepção e constitui, aliás, um caso de estudo de particular interesse e relevância mesmo a nível europeu, pelo impacto produzido no seu espaço continental e ultramarino. Em discussão estará o papel da Companhia de Jesus no surgimento precoce de um modelo de raiz nacional, periférico em relação à realidade artística itálica, e a importação de formas e linguagens deste contexto e o seu reflexo na formação de um italianismo português igualmente de grande fortuna na nossa arquitectura religiosa”.

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 26 September 2014

Károly Ferenczy (1862-1917), October, 1903, oil on canvas, 125 x 107 cm, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (source: http://www.hung-art.hu)

Károly Ferenczy (1862-1917), October, 1903, oil on canvas, 125 x 107 cm, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (source: http://www.hung-art.hu)

The ‘art in the periphery’ research cluster is pleased to announce the second edition of its workshop, with the participation of Nóra Veszprémi (formerly of the Hungarian National Gallery, and currently a lecturer in art history at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest). Her talk, entitled “Characteristic but Universal: Narratives of Hungarian art”, will expand on methodological and theoretical problems regarding the integration of Hungarian art and art historiography in canons of Western European art, problems of the relationship between centers and peripheries, and the identities of artistic regions. Her lecture will be given on September 26, at 18h00, at the Faculdade das Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (I&D building, room 1.05, floor 1).

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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‘art in the periphery’ workshop – 30 July 2014

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PARIS PITORESCO: O Mercado das flores. Drawing by R. Amoedo, print published in: A Ilustração, August 5, 1884, p. 41.

The ‘art in the periphery‘ research cluster, that integrates the Museum Studies research group (thematic line “Exhibition: Theories and Practices”) will launch its 2014-2015 workshop on Wednesday, July 30, at 18.00 at the I&D building (room 1.05, floor 1). Open to the public, as well as the researchers of the IHA and other units of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, the workshop, coordinated and organized by Foteini Vlachou, is an opportunity for the cluster’s members to convene regularly and share their research. The objective is to stimulate debate surrounding the greater themes embraced by the cluster (centers and peripheries, global history of art, the function of the canon etc.) and encourage the application of relevant theories and methodologies to the diverse chronological and geographical areas where the ‘art in the periphery’ members work.

The workshop will be inaugurated with the participation of Arthur Valle, who teaches art history at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the IHA for the past year. He is going to discuss the Portuguese periodical A Ilustração, published in Paris by Mariano Pina, focusing on the notions of center and canon implicit in the texts and images of the publication, as well as on the part it played in the consolidation of networks of sociability among Portuguese and Brazilian artists at the end of the nineteenth century. Arthur Valle will also present a brief overview of the ways Brazilian historiography of art has responded so far to the concepts of centers and peripheries, the possibility of a global history of art etc.

The workshop format will follow the model: lecture-debate. From September onwards, the workshop will take place the last Friday of each month, and the complete program of the sessions held will be announced later this year.

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organized by Foteini Vlachou – ‘art in the periphery’ (Instituto de História da Arte, FCSH/UNL)

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