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Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing

Monday 11 June 2018

CVAC Advisory Board and AGM

9:00am to 5:00pm, Ustinov and Turner Rooms, Van Mildert

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and the Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture have issued a call for papers for the 3rd in our series of conferences entitled 'Visual Intersections'

Call for Papers avaliable here.


Thursday 12 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and the Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture have issued a call for papers for the 3rd in our series of conferences entitled 'Visual Intersections'

Call for Papers avaliable here.


Friday 13 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and the Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture have issued a call for papers for the 3rd in our series of conferences entitled 'Visual Intersections'

Call for Papers avaliable here.


Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

The study of portraiture is beginning to come into its own now that old assumptions about the low status of the genre have been challenged and contextualised. The ubiquity and diversity of portraits means that they can be used as evidence to address a wide range of questions, while the very idea ‘portrait’ is immensely rich. The conference is designed to open up fresh perspectives on a potent form of visual culture that is of continuing importance yet unevenly distributed in time and place.

A Call for Papers for this conference is avaliable here.

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 14 July 2018

Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

The study of portraiture is beginning to come into its own now that old assumptions about the low status of the genre have been challenged and contextualised. The ubiquity and diversity of portraits means that they can be used as evidence to address a wide range of questions, while the very idea ‘portrait’ is immensely rich. The conference is designed to open up fresh perspectives on a potent form of visual culture that is of continuing importance yet unevenly distributed in time and place.

A Call for Papers for this conference is avaliable here.

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 15 July 2018

Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

The study of portraiture is beginning to come into its own now that old assumptions about the low status of the genre have been challenged and contextualised. The ubiquity and diversity of portraits means that they can be used as evidence to address a wide range of questions, while the very idea ‘portrait’ is immensely rich. The conference is designed to open up fresh perspectives on a potent form of visual culture that is of continuing importance yet unevenly distributed in time and place.

A Call for Papers for this conference is avaliable here.

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 3 November 2018

Bodies Re-formed: Materiality, Transformation and the Performative

9:00am to 6:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aiden's College, Durham University

The body, along with its visual representations, has been a central communicative vessel throughout history. The fluidity of bodily movement allows for instant transformative changes from one pose to the next, which can be interpreted according to a specific set of meanings. This highly constructed performance articulates cultural understandings of the Self and society at large.

The interaction of the body with clothing or other materials complicates the dynamic visual language of physical movement. Entwined in careful choreography, the two elements merge into a third entity. Separately, the body and its materials invoke certain associations, but together the two combine to form a distinct set of meanings. Devoid of familiar postures and orientations, the body’s new movements and dimensionality are suggestive of something beyond the mundane. This interaction is crucial to the creation of a performative act, a representation that is dependent on the relationship between both components.

A Call for Papers for this conference is avaliable here.

Contact bodiesreformedconference@gmail.com for more information about this event.