Draft Program of the Artheo'14/Contempart'14 Conference


MİMAR SİNAN FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY
SEDAD HAKKI ELDEM ODITORIUM, FINDIKLI, ISTANBUL
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

09:00Registration
09:45Opening Speech
10:00Keynote Lecture
11:00Coffee Break
11:15A Preliminary Study of ADIAF promoting French contemporary arts
Hsiao-Jou Huang, Su-Hui Lin
11:35Digital Wabi-Sabi - Exploring the Values of 'Imperfection' in Cad/ CAM Based Making of Artifacts
Thomas Modeen
11:55Art, Body, New Media: A Case Study of the Technological Otherness in Chinese Contemporary Art
Peng Zhou
12:15Discussion
12:30Lunch
13:30Graffiti Art as Public Art and the City Image: Comparison of Prague and Kuala Lumpur
David Novak
13:50Art and Ideology. Taking nature’s process paradigm as a design approach, within a conceptual methodology.
Evangelia Pavlea
14:10Resistance as an art: New form of Art and Architecture
Güliz Sevgi Kabasoğlu
14:30Discussion
14:45Coffee Break
15:00A playful subversion: Reinterpreting Bruce Nauman
Alex Trapani
15:20Mark(et)ing Scaffolds
David Hewitt
15:50Virtual Presentations:
 "I say aesthetics = human being"
Stephen Swindells, Anna Powell
The Manifesto of Arts or Allegory of Politics
Lenka Bandurova, Katarina Santova
Working at the juncture of theory and practise: A critical examination of the connection between theory and practice in the production of the filmwork Osea Island: The End of Mourning (2013)
Christina Lovey
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

10:00 Keynote Lecture  by Assoc.Prof. Ilgım Veryeri Alaca
12:30Lunch
13:30Peter Kivy's Philosophy of Music
Ekin Çoraklı
13:50Merleau-Ponty: Artistic Expression as the Practice of Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane
14:10Towards Genomenology: The Lived Experience as Input-Output Spatiotemporal Event
Liana Psarologaki
14:30Discussion
14:45Coffee Break
15:00Animals and Art: The Ethics of Using Animals as Media in Contemporary (Conceptual) Art
Yolandi Coetser
15:20The Birth and Legacy of Surrealism
Ariana Kalliga
15:40The street: that is the real artwork
Miguel Anxo Rodríguez González
16:00Discussion
16:15Closing Session
16:30Virtual Presentations:
Second skin and Exciting interior design
Oday Abdulqader/ Fuziah Ibrahim/ Azizi Bahauddin
Synonymity in Architecture. The Similarity of Forms and a Theory of Design
Ehsan Sheikholharam Mashhadi
Poster Presentation: 
STREET ART IN PUBLIC SPACE: A CASE STUDY FROM ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Helena Míková Hexnerová
Arts as Introduction to Architectural Courses in Qatar; Reflections on Studio Teaching
Rania F. Khalil and Shiney Rajan
Haptic in Art: Behavioral Materials Prompt Tangibility in Contemporary Art
Sandra Coelho

List of Accepted Papers for CONTEMP ART'14 (28.02.2014)

Abstract submission for CONTEMP ART'14 is still open.

Gowthami Srinivas Rao. Issues concerning Homelessness: As Understood through the lens of ARCHITECTURE
Jean Hui Ng. The Art of Curation - Soft Power Dynamics and the Singapore Biennale 2013
Seda Aktaş. 'NEW APPROACHES TO FILM PRODUCTION; CROWDFUNDING'
Salman AlhajriArabic Calligraphy as a contemporary printed art form; new techniques and cultural challenges
David HewittMark(et)ing Scaffolds
Benjamin Nurgenc. Towards a Philosophy of Photographic Art: Vilèm Flusser and Artistic Agency in Photography
Enrico ScoteceThe Past and The Pending

Call for Papers: New Approaches, New Techniques, New Materials

Contemporary art, exclusively open to surprises and experiments, continues to be produced in various directions, to be consumed and be put forward ideas. Art continuously renews itself -from new materials to different means of communication, from interactive works to computer games, from new approaches about place to perceptional paradigms and problems of city and nature in the millennium, from new subjects to manifests.


By means of biennales, galleries, auctions, advertisements, sponsorship, rewards, education system and a heterogenic institutional base, tendencies in contemporary art spread out to every part of the world. This substantial world wrapping up artistic production within a line reaching from financial difficulties to intellectual independence of artist has a central role in the history of contemporary art by sometimes comprising, sometimes taming the alternative production channels. Curatorship, criticism and theory may have never been in such transparent and nested relationship with artistic production. Contemporary art, with all its wrapped dimensions, confronts us every day with new agenda and disputes.

In the new millennium, new questions and new answers need to be produced for this complex motion deserving emphasize on every curve. CONTEMP ART '14, opens its doors to styles and approaches produced by artists from different geographies, identities and tendencies as well as to institutions, intellectual dimensions and roots as part of general layout of contemporary arts since 1960s.

With a critical perspective, 3rd of the CONTEMP ART Conference will take place on 24-26th of April, 2014, organised by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and hosted by of MSGSÜ (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University).