Call For Proposals: CRSA Session at CAA 2021
February 10—13, 2021 New York City and Online
Behind The Scenes Of Object-Based Art Histories
“I guess what I’m asking is this: are these the only kind of questions that art historians should be asking: Whodunnit? Or whatisit? Is there nothing else we can say?” —Michael Ann Holly
From the proposition that the ontological basis of art history remains a ground for discovery, this session seeks perspectives on the relationships between the objects and subjects of study within the discipline. How can the single artist catalogue raisonné— perhaps the ultimate expression of subject and object specificity—be recontextualized as part of a speculative art history? Through all of the genealogies within art historiography, what are the conditions of possibility for an art history oriented toward the art object? What other ontologically dichotomous or even non-dichotomous art histories are possible?
Please refer to the CAA website for further details and to submit your proposal.
Deadline for submissions: September 16, 2020.