Sunday, March 24, 2019

Via Hallie Meredith (Washington State University)

SECAC 2019

in Chattanooga, Tennessee

16th – 19th October 2019

*Integrating Process: Cross-Temporal Approaches in Art History*

As a discipline art history suffers from a lack of integration. There is no
established process-focused framework for the history of art before the 21st
century. Although there is a great deal of scholarship concerning process
in contemporary art and production integral to objects in circulation,
discussions of art processes in antiquity are rare. In part, this lacuna
exists because scholars have mistakenly discounted the possibility of
ancient work with a processual focus. This session will investigate this
gap. In what ways and to what extent can a cross-temporal approach to art
history establish a disciplinary framework with which to address
process informed
by complementary counterparts from ancient and contemporary visual culture?

This panel seeks to redefine process in visual art by focusing on aspects
of production from any geographic location approached through a cross-temporal
lens by juxtaposing themes and material from antiquity and the 21st
century. Papers will address debates concerning issues such as, but not
limited to: active beholders as co-creators; private studio vs. public
commercial spaces; and processes (for example, in-process, serial,
unfinished, completed, erased, repaired, re-made work). This session seeks
to engage in a dynamic debate about process by transforming disciplinary

Interested scholars should submit for consideration an abstract of 300-400
words in length by *Monday, 1st April 2019* on the SECAC portal.

*Submission link: **

If you have any questions please email Hallie Meredith (


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