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Art Education and Critique – sustainable futures for the arts

Welcome to the conference Art Education and Critique, on sustainability aspects of art education and art criticism, that is arranged in Växjö 2 February 2018. It focuses on the exchange of experiences between invited international key note speakers from the fields of art education and art criticism and important regional and local actors and networks.

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.

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 am before the conference begins in house M at Linnaeus University in Växjö. Lunch and coffee break are included. The conference language will be both Swedish and English.

Keynote speakers

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.
rosenqvist@lnu.se 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 papers

You can send in Call for papers between 20 November - 18 December, 2017 to johanna.rosenqvist@lnu.se.

Poster exhibition

It is possible to show posters during the lunch at the conference on February 2, 2018.

Deadline for poster is January 7, 2018, to josephine.jiganderd@lnu.se.

Registration

Registration is now open, use the following link: http://axacoair.se/go?7eR0Ne88

Early Bird fee until December 7th: only 600 SEK excl. VAT, after that the fee will increase a bit. 

Programme

The programme will be published in December.

Contact

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 johanna.rosenqvist@lnu.se.

For other questions, please, contact Josephine Dahlberg Jigander, administrator at josephine.jiganderd@lnu.se.

Accommodation

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 reservation.vaxjo@elite.se or telephone
+46 (0)470 – 134 00.

Teleborg Castle
(single room from 940 SEK/night)
Slottsallén
SE-351 96 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info@teleborgsslott.com or telephone
+46 (0)470 – 34 89 80.