Organised by the research group GRACMON of the Art History Department of the University of Barcelona, the International Congress: SCULPTING THE SCULPTOR will address the processes by which sculptors evolve and develop their professional careers from start to end. It will also analyse the processes that result in the relative success of both sculptors and their works among their peers and for future generations. These evaluations can present interesting contrasts, be it in their geographical and/or chronological dimensions. The Congress will also tackle the evaluation of the resources used by sculptors to acquire prestige and advance, with a particular stress on the voyages they make, analysing their motives and consequences, as well as the international projects that derive in transfer processes and hybridisations. Other subjects of the Congress will be the work of those sculptors that went into exile in their later years and Art as a service to the State. The main focus of the Congress will be to comprehend the mechanisms through which the figures of sculptors and their reputations are built and the development of their professional careers, with a special emphasis on Catalan sculptors evolving within the framework of the Spanish State during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Congress will be held at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona on 10-11 November 2016.
The call for papers is open until 30 April 2016
For more information: http://www.ub.edu/gracmon/1777-2/