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The “Warnborough College Second Annual Fine Arts and Art History Conference” (WCCA) will take place from the evening of 18 August through 21 August 2014. Our theme for the 2014 conference will be Culture…Time…and Passion: The Fibres of Art.
Art isn’t created or developed in a vacuum. Every work of art (in all its forms) in some way reflects the culture — the world — of its creation. In some cases, the arts have even helped to define it. Culture and passion are where great art begins — and art is where worlds and passions collide! Masterworks survive time and cross cultural boundaries, in part because of the compelling passion they embody. How art is understood by future generations is often quite different from what its creators may have intended but still it remains, and we remain passionate about it. That’s what makes art so exciting! This theme and its many threads will be explored at WCCA 2014.
Some of the sub-topics the conference will examine will include (but not be limited to):
- The on-going influence of popular culture on art
- The freedom of “no choice” that inspires artists
- The reciprocal dialogue between art and changing social behaviours
- Art as a force for cultural and social change
- Passion as expressed in art — past and present
- The synthesis of art from the past with contemporary art and culture
- How, when, where, and why the various arts disciplines merge and overlap
- Mechanisms of the present that facilitate building on artistic creations from the past
- The intersection of time and place: why and how it happens
- Science and art — a creative and inspiring collision of two worlds
- Art as the ‘glue’ that binds the past — the present and the future, in unexpected ways
- The evolving lexicon of visual idioms
- Methodologies needed to teach the changing Fine Arts and Art History disciplines
- Art as a collaboration of culture, time, passion and people
- The business of being an artist in today’s global culture
- Contemporary challenges of curatorship
These and many other sub-topics will be explored through a variety of tracks planned for the conference. Some of these tracks will run simultaneously, to give attendees a choice of events. The tracks include: Visual Presentations; Single-Session Art Workshops; Readings of Academic Papers;Creative Writing Workshops; A Film Festival; Single-session Art History Classes; Round Table Discussions; and, an Art Exhibit. There will also be two plenary addresses by a scholar and an artist,which will open and close the conference.
Target conference participants include:
Artists in all media; academics, archivists, historians, curators, guides, students, researchers, curriculum planners, policy makers, photographers, and professionals in the fields of media, education, arts, music, humanities, science, and social sciences.