Objects of Exchange. Art and Economic Encounters in the Modern and Contemporary PeriodColloque international

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.

International symposium. With the support of Alliance Foundation, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, the Power Institute (University of Sydney) & HiCSA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Organisateurs :

  • Alexander Alberro (Columbia University)
  • Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Programme :

7 septembre 2017

- 14h00 / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Session 1 : Social encounters: production, practice and value

- 14h30 / Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh)
Working for the Man: Richard Serra at the Kaiser Steel Company

- 15h15 / Estelle Zhong (Sciences Po, Paris)
Use value vs. financial value in participatory art today: redefining disinterestedness

- 16h / David Hodge (Art Academy, London)
Commodification as Social Form: Vito Acconci, Conceptual Art and the Aesthetics of 'Art Practice'

- 17h00 / Isabelle Graw (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main)
The Value of Painting

8 septembre 2017

Session 2 : Spatial encounters: exchange, commerce and value

- 9h15 / Maggie Cao (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Speaking Currency in the Terraqueous Globe

- 10h00 / Ian McLean (University of Wollongong)
Reciprocal politics: the post-contact economy of Yolngu art

- 10h45 / Niko Vicario (Amherst College)
The Trading Zones of Latin American Art, circa 1943

- 11h45 / Alexander Alberro (Columbia University)

Session 3 : Time Encounters: preservation, destruction and value

- 14h30 / Lucia Allais (Princeton University)
“Stones Also Die”: UNESCO and the Culturalization of Exchange in African Museums, 1960-1975

- 15h15 / Cristian Nae (George Enescu University of Arts)
Ruinophilia? On the economy of time in contemporary post-socialist art

- 16h00 / Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Face-to-Face. African Studio Photography and Contemporary Art

- 17h00 / Taous Dahmani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
“Capitalism + racism = The Trophies of Empire”. Keith Piper and British néo-capitalism

9 septembre 2017

10h00 / Closed workshop with the participants
12h00 / Lunch


Informations pratiques

7-8-9 septembre 2017

Galerie Colbert, salle Giorgio Vasari
Institut national d’histoire de l’art
2, rue Vivienne ou 6 rue des Petits Champs
75002 Paris

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