The conference Art Education and Critique – sustainable futures for the arts is targeting sustainability aspects of art education and art criticism. Sustainability is here understood as both how art can challenge social norms of speaking about the environmental problems, as well as the aspects of societal sustainability of taking part in all aspects of public, civic life where cultural artefacts are perhaps a larger part of our daily visual experience than commonly acknowledged. In focus is the question if, and how, art education and art critique can take its responsibility vis-à-vis a public that looks to art for ways of understanding the world.
The core of this conference will be the exchange of experiences, with invited international key note speakers from the field of art education and from the field of art criticism as well as important regional and local actors and networks. The conference will be held to launch a new Master Programme in Art History and Visual Studies.
The conference is organized by the Department of Music and Art at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. Partners are also Växjö Art Gallery and Växjö municipality.
About the conference
The conference will be initiated with registration, mingle and a buffe at Växjö konsthall at 6 pm on February 1, 2018.
February 2,2018 the conference will continue with another opportunity for registration between 09.00 and 09.45 a.m. before the conference begins in house M at Linnaeus University in Växjö. The conference will end approximately at 6 p.m. Lunch and coffee break are included. The conference language will be both Swedish and English.
Professor Helene Illeris, University of Agder and Telemark University College, Norway.
Docent Linda Fagerström, Linnaeus University in Växjö ,Sweden and president of Swedish AICA, International Association of Art Critics.
Call for sessions proposals
The sessions can be organized as paper presentations, workshop, round table, panel discussion or any other relevant shape. If you would like to submit a proposal, please send a short abstract (around 200 words) to johanna.
email@example.com latest November 15, 2017.
The organizing committee will review the proposals and respond to the session organizers before the end of November. For the selection of sessions, we will
look for proposals that hold a meta level on their subject, and are at the forefront of research and practice in art history or related branches of study.
Call for paper proposals
Deadline for paper proposals is December 18, 2017. Send in your paper proposals here.
Note: You have to click on the English flag to get the English version.
It is possible to show posters during the lunch at the conference on February 2, 2018.
Deadline for poster is January 7, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is now fully booked and therefore the registration is closed. If you are not registered but interested in attending, you can send an interest report to email@example.com to enter the reserve list.
The conference fee is 1000 SEK excl. VAT.
The programme will be published in January.
For questions concerning the content of the conference, please, contact Johanna Rosenqvist, Ph D, senior lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies, Linnaeus University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other questions, please, contact Josephine Dahlberg Jigander, administrator at email@example.com.
We have pre-booked rooms at the hotels listed below. Please, call or email the hotel directly and mention the booking code "KKP 2018" when you book to get our special price. Note: The pre-booked rooms can not be booked on-line on the hotels website.
Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single room from 936 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
SE-352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
+46 (0)470 – 134 00.
(single room from 940 SEK/night)
SE-351 96 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email email@example.com or telephone
+46 (0)470 – 34 89 80.