Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Re-examining Fashion in Western Art, 1775-1975

Deadline: May 6, 2013 Re-examining Fashion in Western Art, 1775-1975 College Art Association (CAA) February 12-15, 2014 Chicago Chair: Justine De Young, Harvard University, deyoung@fas.harvard.edu The recent “Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity” exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Institute of Chicago (2012-2013) foregrounded the importance of fashion to the Impressionists and … Continue reading

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Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Benjamin, Barthes, and Fashion

Call For Papers Deadline: April 1, 2013 The University of Manchester Conference Date: June 28, 2013 http://benjaminbarthesandfashion.tumblr.com/CFP Historian, philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin wrote on fashion’s relationship to modernity, commodity fetishism, history, and memory. In his unfinished The Arcades Project, the notes for a large section on Fashion reveal Benjamin’s desire to read the … Continue reading

Conferences

Workshop: Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective

Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective Workshop at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin June 23-25, 2011 Registration deadline: June 21, 2011 The “Making Things Speak” workshop investigates objects and their agency — how they are transformed (or not) by their uses and contexts and how they impact human lives. The past twenty-five … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / News

Call for Papers: Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions

100th Annual CAA Conference – Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012 Session – Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions Co-chairs: Consuelo Gutierrez and Ian McDermott NEW Abstract Deadline: May 20th, 2011 Please send completed submission form, a one to two page double-spaced abstract, a letter explaining the speaker’s interest and expertise in … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Art Story Foundation reviews Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

On The Art Story Foundation’s Review of the Neue Galerie’s “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity”. The exhibition’s inclusion of the importance of psychoanalysis in art and design (including a few fashion examples such as a Reform dress, corset, and Klimt paintings of women in glittering mosaic garments) was quite intriguing and definitely worth a visit … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Cooper Hewitt, New York, NY March 18–June 5, 2011 Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition – Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion

Philadelphia Museum of Art March 16, 2011 – June 5, 2011 Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci (born 1930) is revered by contemporary designers for his innovative silhouettes and masterful use of form, color, and materials. This exhibition–featuring over eighty works, as well as original drawings and sketches–will be the first survey of his … Continue reading