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17th International Conference on the Arts in Society

The Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society.

4-6 July 2022

The Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities. They seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, they are defined by their scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by their shared themes and tensions.

The Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus.

Annual Themes:
Theme 1: Pedagogies of the Arts
Theme 2: Arts Histories and Theories
Theme 3: New Media, Technology, and the Arts
Theme 4: The Arts in Social, Political, and Community Life

Special Focus:
Two dominant approaches guide the ways we consider “works of art” as modes of visual narration. On the one hand, we can consider works of art as kinds of static documents. On the other hand, we can approach works of art as an engagement with a more open and communicative process. The Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society welcomes historical, multidisciplinary, and practice-based investigations that navigate the limits of representation to the borders of narration.

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