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Colloque International PRISME 11-12 October 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS


Reframing the (Art) World – Commitment, Challenges and Crises of International Art Criticism since 1945


International Two-Day-Conference closing the multidisciplinary research programme PRISME (EA 1279 Université Rennes2/GIS-Archives de la critique d’art)

 October 11-12, 2018, Université Rennes 2, France


The international conference Reframing the (Art) World/Redéfinir le monde (de l’art) aims at concluding an intense three-year research carried out within the frame of the research programme PRISME, hosted at the Archives de la critique d’art (Archives of Art Criticism in Rennes).

By following a multidisciplinary approach, the aim of this conference is to reframe a still little-known chapter of cultural history, in order to reconsider art criticism as a historical and epistemological prism in regard to international issues since the second half of the XXth century.

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Proposals can be sent until April 15 2018 to:


Scientific Board:

Nathalie Boulouch (Université Rennes 2/director of the Archives de la critique d’art)

Caroline Jones (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Antje Kramer-Mallordy (Université Rennes 2)

Richard Leeman (Université Bordeaux Montaigne)

Jacques Leenhardt (EHESS, Paris/Honorary President of AICA International)

Henry Meyric-Hughes (Independent art critic and curator/ Honorary President of AICA International)

Jean-Marc Poinsot (Université Rennes 2/Archives de la critique d’art)

Lisbeth Rebollo-Goncalves (Universidade de São Paulo/ Current President of AICA International)


In consultation with the PRISME research network:

Mathilde Arnoux (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte/German Center for Art History, Paris); Paula Barreiro-Lopez (Universitat de Barcelona); Nathalie Boulouch (Université Rennes 2/Archives de la critique d’art); Laurence Corbel (Université Rennes 2); Sophie Cras (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); Valérie Devillard (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas); Larisa Dryansky (Université Paris-Sorbonne); Hélène Jannière (Université Rennes 2); Julie Verlaine (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne); Vera Wolff (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich).

Scientific coordination: Antje Kramer-Mallordy (Université Rennes 2)


Image credit: Critics, Architects and Art Historians on their way to the First Extraordinary Congress in Brazil, 1959, © Aviation News Pictures, Sweeney collection [FR ACA AICAI PRE SWE009], Inha – Collection Archives de la critique d’art.