Art Academies between Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Artistic Debates

Scadenza bando: 15 giugno 2016

The French Academy in Rome, the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma are organizing an international colloquium on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the French Academy in Rome. This international colloquium will coincide with the closing of three related exhibitions: one at Villa Medici, 350 ans de création. Les artistes de l’Académie de France à Rome de Louis XIV à nos jours ; the second at the Accademia di San Luca, Roma-Parigi: accademie a confronto. Rapporti tra l’Accademia di San Luca e la Francia secc. XVII-XIX , and the third at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Accademia, Accademie: tra ricerca, trasmissione e creazione artistica, secc. XIX-XXI . The colloquium will be held in all three venues, successively, on January 11th , 12th and 13th 2017. The colloquium focuses on the historic and contemporary challenges related to the role of art academies, in particular on their relationship with tradition, in the larger context of their mission to transmit knowledge, know-how, and to foster creation. The colloquium further investigates how academies have interacted with each other and how they have developed their respective educational activities, from the time of the first institutions of Drawing Academies, to the 19th Century’s great institutional reforms, and to the present day. Conference languages are French, Italian and English. Proposals must be submitted by June 15th 2016 , and must include title, a text of maximum 2500 characters and a brief biography of the author. The scientific and organizational committee, composed of representatives of the three institutions, will select a maximum of 30 speakers. Participants will be notified by July 15th 2016. Proposals should be submitted via email, specifying “Colloque 350 ans” in the subject header, and sent to: [email protected] Call for papers