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The Representational Art Conference

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Posted by: California Lutheran University
Deadline: Thu, April 4th, 2019

Imagination lies at the heart of art. Without it, creativity is impossible. But what is it, how is it employed, and what is its role in representational art? It is a term that everybody celebrates, but it is also (depending on how it is understood) the locus of fundamental disagreements about the nature of the artistic enterprise. This year’s TRAC invites artists and thinkers to reflect together on the imagination’s role in representational art.

We invite submissions on a range of topics related to the imagination, such as:

·     Imagination and the atelier

·     Graham Harman’s object-oriented ontology

·     Metaphor and imagination

·     What is the relationship between 21st Century representational art and the past?

·     Pop-surrealism and lowbrow imagination

·     How is imagination different from creativity?

·     Critical approaches to science fiction and fantasy art and artists

·     Which 21st-century artists have best used the constructive role of imagination in art?

·     What is the connection between imagination and symbolism in art?

·     The Pre-Raphaelite imagination and 21st-century representation

View the entire list of topics here. The second call deadline is January 15th. We will not accept papers from authors who describe their own work. Please submit your paper here.

We are looking forward to reading your submission! 


TRAC The Representational Art Conference - TRAC2019

California Lutheran University Arts Initiative event.




Posted on Thu, December 6th, 2018
Expires on Thu, April 4th, 2019

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