Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933-1966, Day 1
MAR 07, 2017 | 10:30 AM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
March 07, 2017: 10:30 AM-8:00 PM
The Center for the Humanities
This conference examines histories of production, exchange, pedagogy, and publishing that highlight the shifting stakes and definitions of internationalism before and after World War II. Much art historical scholarship of this period has concentrated on questions of universalism, or attempts to transcend the cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries of the nation-state. Instead, this conference takes an interdisciplinary approach focused on internationalism, inviting artists, activists, and scholars to explore instances of material exchange of art and ideas among nations during this period. Presentations and discussions will address cultural nation building during the transition from colonial to post-colonial statehood in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as socio-political changes in the Americas and Europe.