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Concepts on the road. For a terminological cartography in art theory (II)

Event info

  • today from 23/09/2021 to 26/09/2021
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Giovanni Careri, EHESS Paris

    Dr. Angela Mengoni, Università IUAV di Venezia

    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Models of Transmission: Source, Influence, Series

The second meeting of the project Travelling Concepts. Towards a Terminological Cartography for Art History and Theory will focus on a key element of art historical thinking and writing: namely the models of transmission and temporality and the terms related to them.

In this regard, the three terms included in the title refer to some of the well-established concepts through which the history of art has dealt with the question of the modes of transmission of forms, practices and knowledge. The purpose of the meeting is to explore the contexts, meanings, and operations involved in the choice of these models and terms - particularly with regard to the various manifestations, similarities, and shifts that emerge through the three linguistic domains and their scholarly traditions. The second conversation is thus directed, for instance, to the idea of “series” (also in its etymological links to “theory”), to a critical revision of the concept of “influence” and - overall - to questions about models of temporality and the role of anachronism in the history and theory of the arts and images.

Modèles de transmission : source, influence, série

La deuxième rencontre du projet Concepts de voyage, pour une cartographie terminologique en histoire et théorie de l’art portera sur un nœud fondamental de l’histoire de l’art : les modèles de transmissibilité et de temporalité et les termes qui s’y rapportent.

Les trois mots du titre indiquent certains des concepts consolidés par lesquels l’histoire de l’art a abordé la question des modes de transmission des formes, des pratiques et des savoirs. Nous allons réfléchir sur les opérations et sur les relations qui nourrissent en profondeur ces choix terminologiques et sur la façon dont ils se déclinent dans les trois domaines linguistiques et dans les différentes traditions. Le dialogue permettra ainsi d’explorer les contextes, les sens et les opérations qui accompagnent le choix de ces modèles et concepts : de l'idée de “série” (dans son lien étymologique avec le mot théorie), au réexamen critique du concept d’“influence” et, plus en général, à la question de l’anachronisme et des modèles de temporalité dans l’histoire et la théorie de l’art et des images.


  • today from 21/09/2020 to 24/09/2020
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • login Invitation Only