CIHA 2016 in Beijing
34th World Congress of Art HistoryAbout History Press Release Sessions Schedule Activities Participants Venue Discussion Registration Closed
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Session 2 The Rank of Art
Session 3 Imagination and Projection
Session 4 Appreciation and Utility
Session 5 Self-Awareness or Self-Affirmation
Session 6 Politics of Identity: Tradition and Origin
Session 7 Translation and Change
Session 8 Art and Taboo
Session 9 Autonomy and Elusion
Session 10 Gendered Practices
Session 11 Landscape and Spectacle
Session 12 Garden and Courtyard
Session 13 Transmission and Adoption
Session 14 The Other and the Foreign: Contact, Curiosity, and Creative Exchange
Session 15 Creative Misunderstanding
Session 16 Commodity and Market
Session 17 Display
Session 18 Media and Visuality
Session 19 History of Beauty vs. History of Art
Session 20 Professional Education and Aesthetic Education
Session 21 Connecting Art Histories and World Art
CIERI VIA, Claudia
Symbiosis of Nature and Art: A Neo-Manneristic Approach
Macchie Acting: Alternative Pictorial Practices in Early Modern Europe
The Effects of Beauty in Documentary Style Photography and the Reality of the World
The hallux valgus of the Nymph Stories of imperfect beauty from Sandro Botticelli to Audrey Hepburn
BERMUDEZ HERANDEZ, Luz del Rocío
That Beautiful Funny Thing: A Critical Survey on Aesthetic Funeral Visual Art in Mexico
Death Becomes Her: Beauty and Death between 18th and 19th Century
Di Meo, Carmen
«Bridging the gap» between the Traditional and the Modern: Beauty and Ugliness in Roger E. Fry’s Theory of Art. A critical study from a current perspective
PONNUDURAI, Salvarpatti M.
The History of Beauty and the Contesting claims through the Images of Avalokiteswara and Shiva Nataraja: An Art Historical Enquiry
The Ideal Female Body in Japanese Arts now and then: From the Perfect Courtesan in Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints to the Shackled Girl in the Trees today
Gender Slippage in the Byzantine Illuminated Book
The relationship between the concept of Beauty and Art History, between aesthetics and Art History, the theme this panel proposes, calls into question a wide spectrum of issues regarding the status of Art and the role images, history, culture, and national and ethnics identities play in a globalized world. The aim of this panel is to reconsider the relationship between the concept of art and the concept of the canon in critical terms and in a dialogue with the scholarly debate the issue generated in the past decades. Special attention will be given to comparative studies able to broad the cultural and spatial borders and engage different cultural identities in their diverse contextual and transcultural dimensions. Possible points of reference include the pictorial turn and the anthropology of images, specifically the question of agency. By questioning the boundaries between artworks and images, between Art History and Visual Studies, these interpretive models call special attention towards the diversity of ethnic and national identities and their respective discrete cultures.
This session will focus on the following topics:
·The concepts of beauty and of the canon through a reconsideration of the different canons formulated by different cultures in relation to their original contexts and their possible migrations.
·The concept of beauty as antithesis of ugliness: a transcultural field of inquiry.
·The role images play in the field of communication, freedom of artistic expression, and defense of human rights.
·The aesthetic experience today and its connection to the neuro - and cognitive sciences.
·Art and the artistic process: the concept of agency.
·The attention towards the image and the emergence of history and memory.
·The vitality of images, “as if they were alive.”
·The animation of images, between consecration and intelligence.