Call for papers

TRAC2018 is specifically interested in papers about 21st Century representational art. What does it say about our current condition? What ideals does it seek to express? How does it relate to the history of art? What does it tell us about our current social reality? Does the artist have a new role? What cross-cultural themes will dominate 21st Century figurative art?

We invite paper proposals from academic writers and studio artists.
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2018. Submit early for discounted EARLY BIRD registration!

Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
— New 21st Century representational sculpture, painting, drawing
— How does skill-based art training provide assessable outcomes for educators?
— The 21st Century atelier
— Rembrandt and Robots: The impact of artificial intelligence and robotics upon representational art
— Idealization of the masculine and feminine in 21st Century representational art
— Illusionism in new representational art
— Bo Bartlett
— Antonio López García
— Gottfried Helnwein
— 21st Century representational art in museum collections
— What is the future of kitsch?
— George Lucas and his Museum of Narrative Art
— Graphic novels as fine art?
— Selfies, portraits and self-knowledge. The self in 21st Century figurative art
— Censoring the 21st Century figure
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Authors of accepted papers must register for the conference and provide for their own accommodation. When a paper is accepted to The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), we respond to the author with an email that can be used to apply for funding from the author’s home institution. TRAC cannot fund registration or accommodation for the authors of academic papers. The author of any paper selected for publication in TRAC2018’s Proceedings will be responsible for obtaining the rights to any images used to illustrate their work.
I accept the above terms if my abstract is accepted to The Representational Art Conference 2018.