Calls for Contributions

ART FUTURE / FUTURE SIGNS: The future of contemporary fine art research and education

The Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference 2019 Riga:

  • 11 September 2019: Biennial conference launch
  • 12-14 September 2019: Conference
  • 7-14 September 2019: Student projects, short courses and workshops

The calls for contributions:

  • 15 March 2019: Workshops, panels or actions
  • 15 March 2019: Papers and other presentations

The 2019 Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference “Art Future/ Future Signs” will be hosted by the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. This iteration will acknowledge, interrogate and respond to the ever-increasing importance of the development of contemporary Fine Art teaching, study, research and practice across the diverse landscape of Fine Art education. It will take account of the exceptional contribution of art and art education to civic life and education; to critical thinking and creative action and to democracy of future societies, whilst considering the interrelated impacts and potentials of fine art, technologies and cultural and creative industries to contour those futures.

The 2019 Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference in Riga will advance the approaches and achievements elaborated in previous Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conferences: London (2017), Poznan (2015), Granada (2013), Cork (2011), Palermo (2009), London (2007) and Utrecht (2006).

ART FUTURE / FUTURE SIGNS: The future of contemporary fine art research and educationis intended to provide a platform to allow for proposing, discussing and sharing research, concepts, foresights and visions in order to address the future of contemporary fine art education. The Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference 2019 Riga is seeking a diverse range of formats for submissions including: workshop proposals, papers, case studies, projects, performances and poster presentations.

With this in mind participants are being invited to examine a wide range of topics structured across three strands:

STRAND A: Image, Vision and Sign

STRAND B: Activating Art Education

STRAND C: Future Traditions

Submission Form:

art future_paradox_riga_2019_submission_form

Summary of your contribution should be sent to artfuture@lma.lv

More info on calls:  paradoxfineartforum.com

The Paradox European Fine Art forum biennial conference 2019 Riga is a part of the Centenary Celebration of the Art Academy of Latvia and supported by the Latvian State.

More about the Art Academy of Latvia:  www.lma.lv/en

The Paradox Fine Art European Forum was initiated as the ELIA sub network for Fine Art.