25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture

Country: USA

City: Phoenix

Abstr. due: 01.03.2015

Dates: 04.11.15 — 07.11.15

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: events@sculpture.org.

Organizers: The International Sculpture Center (ISC)


The International Sculpture Center is seeking a diverse and comprehensive program, covering topics relevant to sculpture today, at the 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in 2015.

All panel proposals must be submitted electronically via the form on the ISC website. No faxed, mailed, or emailed abstracts will be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015. All late proposals will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Please read the proposal guidelines before submitting a proposal.

The year’s conference will focus on New Frontiers in Sculpture and proposals submitted should fall into the below categories. We are looking for panels which explore the following topics and ideas:

    Creative Placemaking
    This topic explores examples of creative placemaking today, and its impact for artists, communities, and economies.

    Art Making in Rural and Urban Communities
    Discussing artist led initiatives in rural and urban settings world-wide

    Art on the Borders
    This topic will focus on visual culture arising from borders between peoples, cultures, and territories.

    Socially Engaged Art Practice
    To discuss projects in social practice art, effecting change through focuses including food, politics, performance, environment, and community, among many others.

    Desert as Site: New Earthworks
    In recent years, artists have migrated to the desert for the expanse of wide open spaces and possibility. This topic explores the projects, process, and stories that re-define the land art movement of the 1960s.

    Multi-Disciplinary Artist Led Investigations
    More than ever, artists investigate multiple disciplines as part of their practice. This topic will explore the fusions, connections, and collaborations in multi-disciplinary projects, and how these projects encourage new perspectives, education, and awareness.

    Art in Unknown Places
    Highlighting sculptural practices and possibility in remote and un-discovered areas

    Arcology, Architecture, and an Exploration in Utopias
    Arcology, a utopian practice founded by Paolo Soleri, is the fusion of art and ecology to create a low-impact, connected, and healthy society. This topic examines utopian practice in contemporary sculpture and its impact on a global footprint.
    Wildcard Topic
    Including the business of being an artist, artistic process, navigating public art commissions, and other topics in contemporary sculpture.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.sculpture.org/az2015/call.shtml