Call for Papers
Art in & of the Streets
Date: March 5th - 7th, 2015
Location: New York City
Hosts: The Pratt Institute & New York University
- Christy Mag Uidhir (Houston)
- Nicholas Riggle (NYU)
- Gregg M. Horowitz (Pratt)
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 instreet 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?
This conference is funded through generous gifts from:The American Society for Aesthetics and The Pratt Institute.