Proposals for 2017 SECAC Conference SGCI-Affiliated Session
2017 SECAC Conference October 25-28, 2017
Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus OH)
Proposals are invited for the SGC International affiliated session to be held as part of the 2017 SECAC Conference October 25-28, 2017 at the Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus OH). Titled “Past/Present: Print History and Contemporary Practice,” this 90-minute session will address the historical roots of printmaking, its materials, processes and function inform the work of many contemporary artists working with print media. Even in an era when many of the mechanical operations of printmaking have been supplanted by digital processes, we see a new generation of artists embracing analogue methods as part of their creative processes. We also see ways that artists continue to be informed by history while working with new technologies. Historical approaches to print media may be reflected in the materials used, but also in the economies of production, from community printshops, collaborations to exchange economies. Additionally, the history of prints offer artists important themes and subjects, from the political to the social which continue to have relevance today. This session invites papers from artists, curators and critics interested in these issues.
Participants in the panel must be members of both SGC International as well as SECAC, and must pay the SECAC conference registration fee. Presenters are reminded of the significant costs that come with conference attendance in addition to registration fees and membership: lodging, travel, food and drink. All potential presenters should know that there are no reduced fees or awards, other than a very small amount for graduate student presenters who live more than 200 miles from the conference location.
The Call for Papers is open from February 1 through April 20, 2017. To learn more about the conference, and to submit your proposal, see the SECAC web site: http://www.secacart.org/For more information, contact the session chair: