Call for Papers: New Approaches and New Techniques

We proudly announce that CONTEMP ART '15 / 4th International Contemporary Art Conference will take place on JUNE 8-92015  in Istanbul and will be hosted by Nâzım Hikmet Cultural Center (

Istanbul Art Studies Days (IASD '15) will also include CINE CRI '15 /  II. Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference (June 10-11) and CONTEMPHOTO '15 / II. Contemporary Photography Conference (June 9-10) at the same place. Several keynote lectures, artist's talks and additional events will be organized during Istanbul Art Studies Days and a registration ticket for only one of the conferences will offer free entry to all of the sessions of the three conferences. Each conference focusing on different topics, identity issues has been decided as the common theme of the IASD '15.

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 '15, 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.

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

09:00 Registration
09:45 Opening Speech
10:00  Artist Talk: Contemporary art and creativity in a globalized city - Hyphologie exhibition.- Ludovic Bernhardt.

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
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