INTERNATIONAL ART- DESIGN CONFERENCE, PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITION


INTERNATIONAL ART- DESIGN CONFERENCE, PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITION

April 14, 2021

Call for Proposals

About the Theme “The Healing Power of Art”

Since the cave paintings around 30,000 years old, man always used art to create magic and illusions. Those paintings of wild animals presumed as the rituals before hunting, which helps to stay alive and get nourished. During antiquity Greeks used every kind of artistic activity as catharsis meaning purification and clarification. In ancient Egypt public drama theatres and music performed to heal and comfort the public. Music, dance, special costumes, and body paintings like tattoos had been used for recovery and wellness by Shamans, and other believers in different tribes from all over the world like America, Africa, and Australia. Six thousand years of history about using art in recovery had begun from middle Asian Turkic tribes, transported to Middle East and Muslim world over Asia Minor to the Balkans. The hospitals of Seljuk and Ottoman Dynasties from middle ages with special sections for using the power of art in healing can be seen along the geography.

Human thinking and perception skills have brought many advantages and disadvantages. People collectively (ritual, dance, sound, image production, sense of belonging) and / or individually (psychological relaxation, getting away from the negative thoughts and feelings, concentrating on what they can achieve on their own) have found different ways to heal these difficulties by their personal efforts. In addition to individuals who are interested in art as a profession, who work and specialize in art, there are also people from different fields who prefer to relax by mixing and arranging colors, forms, brush strokes, gestures, movements, music notes, instruments, sounds, and letters. Different disciplines of art play an active role on a global and / or local scale as a recovering and reforming method to enable the society to move away from the dilemmas that the individual has fallen into, to breathe by giving a pause, to encourage the individual for transferring the negative to positive.

You are invited to submit an abstract for the upcoming one-day online conference hosted by Dokuz Eylul University, Buca Faculty of Education, Fine Arts Education Department. The one-day International Art, Design Conference and Exhibition explores the many ways creative mind deals with social, physical, and environmental recovery by using the visual language and materials of art and design.

Please submit short proposals of no more than 300 words and works of art by March 15, 2021 to iadce@deu.edu.tr address. The presentation text must be in English.  Contributions should be short, focused, contextual and analytical readings that address “The Healing Power of Art”. Besides bringing together a wide range of papers, art, music, movement, dance, and design works focusing on this year’s theme “The Healing Power of Art”, submissions should also be within the scope of the following headings:

 

Conference Themes

Fine Arts

Art & Education

Art & Philosophy

Art & Psychology

Art & Sociology

Art & Cultural Studies

Art Therapy

Design

Cinema

Photography

Illustration

Animation

History of Art

Music Therapy

Music & Education

Music & Philosophy

Music & Psychology

Music & Sociology

Music & Cultural Studies

Movement/Dance Therapy

Movement/Dance & Education

Movement/Dance & Philosophy

Movement/Dance & Psychology

Movement/Dance & Sociology

Movement/Dance & Cultural Studies

 

EXHIBITION APPLICATION

The symposium exhibition will remain open online for 15 days.

An international and jury exhibition will be organized within the scope of the symposium. Participants in the exhibition are required to fill in the exhibition application form on the symposium web page and send the image of the work (in jpeg format at 300dpi resolution) and send it to iadce@deu.edu.tr.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR EXHIBITION

Online application deadline for the exhibition: 15.03.2021

Notification date of the works accepted to the exhibition: 25.03.2021

Exhibition Date: 14-29 April 2021 (15 Days)

 

PERFORMANCE APPLICATION

The symposium performance exhibition will remain open online for 15 days.

An international and jury performance exhibition will be organized within the scope of the symposium. Participants in the performance exhibition are required to fill in the exhibition application form on the symposium web page and send the image of the performance video (not more than 10 minutes) to iadce@deu.edu.tr.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PERFORMANCE EXHIBITION

Online application deadline for application: 15.03.2021

Notification date of the works accepted to the performance exhibition: 25.03.2021

Exhibition Date: 14-29 April 2021 (15 Days)

 

Upon invitation, full text submissions will be due May 15th, 2021, with
expected publication in September 2021. Invitations will be sent out no
later than the end of March 2021. Full text submissions will be published as proceedings under the title of “The Healing Power of Art”. The proceedings will be edited by Banu Ozevin, Sibel Almelek Isman Cinla Seker, and Bahar Sogukkuyu.

Registration fee for the conference is 20 euro for oral presentations, 10 euro for performance / exhibition.

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