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Enrolment for the symposium Citation-repetition-appropriation

Art historians and cultural studies graduates but also art critics, artists and museum curators as well as everyone interested in borrowing in art are all invited to take part in the symposium. Articles approved by reviewers will be published in digital form.

Copying, “falsifying”, appropriation and using other artists’ works, citing or transforming paintings are artistic methods that have been known for centuries. However, the beginnings of appropriation in art, understood as a distinct art trend, should be traced in the actions of the Avant-garde, particularly in the creation of Marcel Duchamp and his famous work “Fountain”. In relation to ready-made tradition, new trend emerged at the turn of the 70’s and 80’s of the 20th century among New York artists who were highly skeptical about the issue of originality, repetition and authorship. In such a context, trend known today as “appropriation art” was born. In discussions on 20th and 21st century art, the motif of borrowing was still recurring in various contexts – it was related to purely formal issues and a search for new means of expression. At another time, it was examined in the context of popular culture and mass production or in relation to copyrights. This topic seems to be up-to-date even today when the practice of “appropriation” and repetition became part of everyday life and when transforming “objects”, selecting them and putting together seem to be as exciting and creative as producing new ones.

Suggested issues to be discussed:

– appropriation art

– the issue of borrowing in art

– the problem of a copy and reproduction in art

– repetition of motifs

– using other artists’ works in the context of copyrights

– repetition in popular culture

– found footage

– ready-mades, photomontage, assemblage, new media, film

When: 11 October 2013 (Friday)
Where: Labirynt Gallery, ks. J. Popiełuszki 5 Street, Lublin
Applications: paper’s title, abstract (200 words) and short information on the author should be sent before 31 July 2013 at e-mail:
Symposium fee: PLN 100 gross (the fee covers lunch catering and a coffee bar)
The organisers do not cover the costs of accommodation.

Aleksandra Skrabek
Galeria Labirynt
20-052 Lublin
ul. ks. J. Popiełuszki 5
phone number:  81 466 59 20 wew. 31