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CFP- Second Research Symposium on Asian Art and Performance
October 17, 2013 - 00:00-October 19, 2013 - 00:00
Call for Papers and Presentations:
International Symposium “Shifting Dialogues II: Objects of Desire: Sexual Artifice in Asian Art and Performance”
Last year we focused on “The Politics of Site, Locality & Context in Asian Performance and Visual Arts”. This year we are focusing on sexual practices and gender roles in Asian art, film, video art, installation, live art, and dialogical work. We are looking for new framings of sexuality and gender, beyond orientalism, the tattered dualisms of “East vs West”, and are looking into the specificity of the fetish object and its social context. How are various social practices, from religion to bureaucracy to economics to politics and terror sexualised and fetishised. While the focus of this seminar is the fetish and art object, we are interested in fleshing out the body in its material, sexualised and all genres of gendered performances.
DEADLINE for proposals is 17 May 2013. Decisions will be confirmed by 20 June, 2013.
Venue: University of the Arts Helsinki