Art in & of the Streets Philosophy Conference

Country: USA

City: New York

Abstr. due: 01.09.2014

Dates: 05.03.14 — 07.03.14

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Arts; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: cmaguidhir@gmail.com

Organizers: The Pratt Institute & New York University

 

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • What is street art, and who is its proper audience?
  • How do the various forms of street art (graffiti, urban vinyl, poster art, street performance and installation) relate to their Fine-Art kin (painting, calligraphy, sculpture, fine-art prints, concert/theatre performance, performance/conceptual art)?
  • How does street art relate to other “post-museum” and “post-studio” art forms?
  • Is street art essentially site-specific? What are the implications for the restoration or conservation of works of street art?
  • Is there such a thing as a street art “aesthetic”? What constitutes authenticity in street art?
  • Does legality/criminality (e.g., vandalism, trespassing, copyright, etc.) play an aesthetic or art-making role for works of street art?
  • Do municipalities incur obligations (aesthetic or otherwise) to preserve works of street art?
  • How do matters of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. figure differently within the world of street art as compared to the traditional artworld?
  • What exactly is “the street” as employed in thought and talk about street art?

Conference Web-Site: https://sites.google.com/site/cmaguidhir/home/street-art-conference-cfp