The Trouble with Art: Philistinism, Iconoclasm, and Scepticism of Art in Anthropology

2019 Symposium of the Anthropology and the Arts EASA Network (ANTART)

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  • Was Call For PapersThe Trouble with Art: Philistinism, Iconoclasm, and Scepticism of Art in Anthropology
  • Wann bis (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
  • URL https://easaonline.org/networks/antart/
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Beschreibung

Art has always occupied an ambivalent position in anthropology; it has been subject to both fascination and scepticism. Alfred Gell went as far as positing that anthropology is essentially anti-art, advocating instead a ‘methodological philistinism’ and ‘resolute indifference’ in our study of modern and contemporary art. Aesthetics has often been questioned as a Western, Bourgeois construct. The anthropology of art historically departed from this paradoxical, iconoclastic rejection of art practice and in particular, art theory. In this workshop, we want to explore the foundations of the iconoclastic ethos of anthropology, and reassess the role of art within the discipline. What is the trouble with art in anthropology? Our aim is to examine how the anthropology of art can be re-founded, from a paradoxical sub-field, to a contribution to the theoretical problems of anthropology, and a critical discipline of contemporary societies. The symposium is open to both senior and early-career scholars who are planning or conducting projects in the anthropology of art.

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, 21-22 September 2019
WHERE: Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

FORMAT: The Symposium will be composed of panels with 20-minute paper presentations, and roundtables with less formalized discussion inputs. Please indicate in your email to which format you wish to propose an idea. Panels and roundtables will then be formed based on the themes and submissions. We also welcome film, photo, or other media submissions as long as they respond to the theme and are within the time-frame of 20-minutes.

SUBMISSION: Please send your proposals (including a title and abstract of 250 words max and a short bio) to BOTH convenors by the DEADLINE of 31 MARCH 2019. Contact details: Roger Sansi (rogersansi@ub.edu) & Jonas Tinius (jonas.tinius@hu-berlin.de)

The Network has a limited amount of supporting budget that can contribute towards accommodation costs for speakers. We acknowledge as sources of this funding the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museum and Heritage (CARMAH). The Centre is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as part of the research award for Sharon Macdonald’s Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.

For more information on the network and how to get involved, please take a look at our website: https://easaonline.org/networks/antart/

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