Terra Foundation-supported Events

Study Days: “No Representation without Circulation: An Alternative History of American Visual Culture”

Held in connection with the release of the third volume of the Terra Foundation Essays, Circulation, edited by François Brunet (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7), these study days will enlarge upon the main argument of the book: that American art works and pictures have existed and produced meaning by moving. On this occasion, French and US specialists working in the areas of decorative arts, photography, magazines, sculpture, popular culture, and technology will gather to discuss how the circulation of images has been, from the eighteenth century to the present, a shaping and distinctive factor in the history of American Art. In this context, circulation will be understood in the broadest sense: spatial, temporal, commercial, international, and intermedial. In particular, speakers will consider how writing this history of continuous mobility becomes ever more relevant in the digital era.

Organized in partnership with Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA), CNRS, Université Paris Nanterre, and Laboratoire Histoire des Arts et des Représentations (HAR).

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in French and English in the auditorium. A detailed map of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, with the location of the Collège franco-britannique indicated (number 15), may be viewed here.

Please click here to view and download the complete program.

For more information, please contact Constance Moréteau, [email protected].