Art Streams

 
Date
Small Symposiums organized as part of the
13th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Abstract Submission Information
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6-9 June 2022
The Transmission and Maintenance of Diaspora Identity Through time and Generation
Academic Responsible: Dr. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Academic Member & Cultural Counselling and Consultancy, Australia.
Diaspora communities with their specific cultural identity are found throughout the world and exist on a continuum of redevelopment as they evolve. The experience of diaspora identity and the transmission of memory culture that supports identity maintenance may vary by generation, the original migrants and their descendants born in diaspora. Diaspora community members of all generations may maintain a sense of nostalgia but also negative emotions of not belonging to either their original homeland or the host community. This may be expressed as having two homelands and, in a sense, belonging to both. While potentially enriching, diaspora identity may in fact be more like belonging nowhere and being a stranger in both cultures. This may represent a negative emotion associated with the experience of migration and acculturation despite the generation of membership. This session will explore the transmission and maintenance of diaspora identity through time and generation and consider how associated psychosocial factors and the recreated social environment of the culture of origin may influence wellbeing and the experience of illness that are significant factors in overall health as well as the promotion of health and wellbeing in diaspora.
Deadline: 14 February 2022
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 June 2022
Cinema
Academic Responsible: Dr. Daniel Binns, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of cinema studies: film analysis, studies of film-economics and film-philosophy, film technology and history, and other attendant areas of inquiry.
Deadline: 14 February 2022
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 June 2022
Young Art from the UAE
Academic Responsible: Dr. Ioannis Papavasileiou, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, UAE.
The status of the UAE as an international cultural center has been evolving rapidly. Saadiyat Cultural District, in Abu Dhabi, has become a cornerstone of the expanded art and culture scene, after the realization of the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Manarat Al Saadiyat and the UAE Pavilion currently showcase a wide-ranging series of exhibitions, special events, art fairs (such as the world-renowned Abu Dhabi Art Fair), public programs and educational initiatives. In Dubai, there are more than 90 local and international galleries. Dubai is home of Art Dubai; a leading inter­national art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and the host of the current WorldExpo. Sharjah hosts an art biennale and has a historical district with several museums and galleries. These facts make the UAE not just a booming, business-orientated place fueled by the growth of petrol and energy industries, but also a very attractive destination for the arts and for cultural education. There are several Art Colleges in the region and a growing demand across disciplines for graduates with an arts background, both practical and analytical.
The stream Young Art from the UAE seeks to explore what concept and contexts formations and practices young student artists in the Emirates use through artworks navigating themselves through tradition, globalization, and progress? What are their artistic drivers especially when the meaning of place and identity has shifted in our current times due to new remote technologies and most importantly due to the Covid -19 pandemic? How has student Art has evolved in the region and how has classroom experience coupled with cultures of the Arabian Gulf has expanded and shifted teaching methodologies?
The stream solicits artists and educators from the region to convey their ideas and experiences with young art from UAE through oral presentations and discussions with peers.
Deadline: 14 February 2022
Abstract Submitting Form
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6-9 June 2022
Economics of Art, Entertainment and Culture
Academic Responsible: Prof. Peter Baur, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, School of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Arts and Cultural Research Unit, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
From existing studies, it appears that the traditional cultural sectors contributed significantly to job creation, and especially apparent during the 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 crisis. There is a concern that the cultural sector, especially within the informal economy, is considerably under supported. As a significant job creator there is potential to provide support in the arts and cultural sector through skills development and capacity building programs with a focus on micro-business to mid-level organizations.

A range of skill development initiatives could be addressed. From an analysis of artists from within the informal sector, using a Latent Dirichlet Allocation Analysis, 6 topics from respondents working within the Arts and Cultural Sector (ACS) were identified:

The collective importance of arts and culture industry is unquestionable. This symposium explores the role of skills development in the arts and cultural sector. Underling themes could include: Ways of ensuring the survival of the arts and cultural sector, moving out of the informal sector and skills development initiatives to support the contribution of the arts and cultural sector within the global economy.
Deadline: 14 February 2022
Abstract Submitting Form