CALL EXTENDED – Interventions, Object Lesson: Conservation and Art History

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Call Extended – Submissions due October 24, 2014
Interventions Volume 4, Issue 1
Object Lesson: Conservation and Art History
Interventions is the online journal of Columbia University’s graduate program in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies. We are seeking content for our next issue, focusing on relationships between art conservation and art historical, curatorial, and artistic practices.
Submissions can be in the form of artist projects or essays. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
• Works that are open-ended, unfinished, in process, or require replenishment
– Use of organic materials
– Web-based works of art
• Works that are no longer extant
– Installations dismantled and/or dispersed into fragments
– Performances, actions, and events
• Works recycled or re-purposed into new works of art
• Use of untested or volatile materials and processes
• Exhibiting “relics,” ephemera, or documentation in lieu of works of art
• Exhibiting copies, replicas, or facsimiles
• Works of art that thematize physical/material change
• Conservation of time-based media
– Discontinued technologies needed to display or play back encoded media
• Architectural preservation
• Technical art history
• Collaborations between conservators and artists
• Collaborations between conservators and curators
We encourage submissions that approach this topic across artistic, critical, and curatorial frameworks. For this issue, we specifically invite submissions from conservators of modern and contemporary art and architecture.
To submit content, please email an abstract of approximately 300 words, as well as a bio of no more than 100 words, to by Friday, October 24, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed and those whose proposals have been selected will be notified by October 31, 2014. Full texts must not exceed 4,000 words and should follow Chicago Style. Images should be 400 x 600 pixels, 72 dpi, and saved as a .jpg or .gif. Contributors are responsible for copyediting their texts prior to final submission and for attaining rights to all images provided for publication.
Interventions Journal is a curatorial platform featuring essays, interviews, web-based art projects, and experimental investigations of the implicit cross-sections between these practices. Flexible in format, the project aims to cultivate dialogue amongst a diverse body of participants including curators, artists, and art and architectural historians in order to establish a common space and archive of exchange.
Launched in 2011 within Columbia University’s graduate program in Modern Art: Critical & Curatorial Studies (MODA) by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams, Interventions is currently edited by Béatrice Grenier, Anna Linehan, and Amber Moyles.