Destroy the Copy II

Країна: Германія

Місто: Berlin

Тези до: 22.03.2016

Дати: 10.10.16 — 10.10.16

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Організатори: Freie Universität Berlin


In the last decades research on plaster cast collections of ancient sculpture has developed into a sub-discipline of classical archaeology and reception studies. A few exceptions aside the topic is usually approached from an archival point of view. It remains centered on the history of the collections, their formation and development and how they served as a medium for circulating and establishing the canon of antique sculpture and European art. Two larger fields of inquiry, however, have so far been neglected: first, the specific process and reasons for the systematic destruction or neglect of cast collections; second, the use, display and reception of plaster casts outside of Europe, most notably in areas which were not familiar with Western (replicated) antiquity. These are the topics our conference wants to concentrate on. At first sight seemingly unrelated, they combine a view from the so-called margins or periphery, prompting questions of how casts and the values they reified have been challenged, de-contextualized and transformed. In addition, we hope to get a better understanding of which aspects in the reception of cast collections including their rise and decline were a global or a local phenomenon. We are looking for papers on the following topics: - case studies on the active destruction, "disappearance", and substantial neglect of cast collections - theoretical concepts to place these developments within broader epistemological, social, political or aesthetic discourses of the 19th and 20th centuries - plaster casts in museums or art academes outside of Europe The conference builds on a symposium held in September 2010 at Cornell University in Ithaca/NY. It will be part of a series of events surrounding the theme of casts ("Abgüsse") to be held in Berlin in 2015.

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