Deadline: November 25, 2022
For more information see: http://www.ciha.org/sites/default/files/files/CIHA_Lyon_2024_Call_for_sessions-ENG.pdf
Matter and materiality are inherent to the conception, production, interpretation and
conservation of artifacts in all cultures across all periods of time. In recent decades
these notions have given rise to theoretical reflections, including a rethinking of the
hylemorphic model (form/matter opposition). A world is open to us in which matter
is no longer fixed and inert but in motion, in the grip of infinite transformations, a
world of flux (G. Deleuze, T. Ingold), where vital matter is endowed with agency (J.
Bennett). Materiality, resulting from the effect produced by the properties of matter,
is graspedwithin environments and contexts of reception that are also changing and
have nothing fixed or definitive.
The material conception of works of art confers complementary properties and values
upon the resulting objects. These properties are manifested through the effects of
texture, surfaces, weight, extension in space, format, gestural traces, and material
effects. The concept of materiality therefore refers to the fact that the artifacts which
concern art history are composed of materials and, at a theoretical level, to all the
processes — technical, cultural and social — that undergird the realization and the
material perception of works of art.
It is in this spirit that the theme chosen for the 36th CIHA congress is intended. Our
theme thus provides an opportunity for fruitful intercultural and interdisciplinary
dialogue on questions that promote a transversal perspective at the intersection of
approaches and methodologies.
Applicants should send the following information via the following link:
CIHA 2024 (key4register.com)
Deadline for applications is Friday, November 25, 2022
For further information regarding the call for sessions, do not hesitate to contact the CIHA