CAA 2012 Annual Conference | College Art Association

CAA 2012 Annual Conference | College Art Association

“The College Art Association (CAA) will head to the Golden State to celebrate the conclusion of its Centennial year at the 100th Annual Conference, taking place February 22ā€“25, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As the preeminent international forum for the visual arts, the CAA conference brings together over 5,000 artists, art historians, students, educators, critics, curators, collectors, librarians, gallerists, and other professionals in the visual arts.

Conference highlights will include:

Over two hundred sessions exploring art history and visual culture from ancient times to the present

The twelfth annual Distinguished Scholar Session honoring Rosalind Krauss

An array of career development workshops, mentoring opportunities, and prospects for job interviews with colleges, universities, and museums

A Book and Trade Fair, which gathers more than 130 publishers of art books, journals, and magazines; manufacturers and distributors of materials for artists; and providers of digital images and resources, among other companies and organizations

The presentation of the annual Awards for Distinction to prominent artists, scholars, teachers, authors, and curators (recipients announced January 2012)

A wealth of special tours, receptions, open houses, exhibitions, and other events throughout southern California

Speakers and panelists will present their recent artistic projects and art-historical research, while others will talk about relevant issues in pedagogy, technology, publishing, and the academic workforce. Historical and contemporary art in Los Angeles will be another important focus. Notable session titles include:

Pacific Standard Time and Chicano Art: A New Los Angeles Art History?

Urbanization and Contemporary Art in Asia

New Approaches to Post-Renaissance Florence, ca. 1600ā€“1743

Theory, Method, and the Future of Precolumbian Art History

Design Education 2.0: Teaching in a Techno-Cultural Reality

Punk Rock and Contemporary Art on the West Coast

Flying Solo: The Opportunities and Challenges Presented to the Solitary Art Historian in a Small College

Read the full press release. For more information about the 2012 Annual Conference, please write to Member Services or call 212-691-1051, ext. 1.”

 

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