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CFP: UdeM Arts and Media Symposium – “The consumed image: excess, limits and transformat

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

5th Annual Arts and Medias Symposium of the University of Montreal November 16-17, 2017

The organisation committee of the Arts and Medias Symposium of the University of Montreal cordially invites graduate students and professors to participate in its fifth symposium, to be held November 16-17, 2017. This year the chosen theme is The consumed image: excess, limits and transformations.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Consumption practices of images: theories of the spectator, the reception and the commission of works, regulated art and rules of consumption, copies, cinephilia, bodies altered or modified by art, identity theft and espionage, the repatriation of cultural property, cultural poaching, the future of digital platforms, the development of iconographies.

  2. Overconsumption: pathologies in art, images of excess, hyperphagia of images, binge watching, superstitious practices, idolatry, spectacle and magic, the carnivalesque.

  3. Waste and refuse: borderline practices, censorship, mixing of the arts, prohibited, controversial, parasite or indigestible images, disposable art, poor art, superfluous art, art of reuse (recycled images, manipulated or transformed works), the circulation of images (wandering and sharing), mash up, objects out of context, culture jamming.

Graduate students and professors, researchers and museum professionals from all disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit a paper proposal (approximately 300 words) by Friday, May 26th 2017.

To submit your proposal, please fill out the form provided and send it back to Please note that there is a possibility for papers to be published in the conference proceedings. If you have any questions about the conference, you can write to us at the address above.

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