The CIHA World Congress (Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art) returns to Italy after 40 years since its last appointment and will be held in Florence, from September 1st to6th, 2019.
“Motion: Tranformation” is the title of the 35th CIHA Congress which has been proposed as an invitation to study the specific “life” of artworks, artifacts and images: animation, “lifelyness”, efficacy or “emanation” are phenomena that in many cultures, since prehistoric times, are linked to crafted objects, images or rites.
One figure the Florentine initiative wants to rethink is that of the artist or “maker”, seen in a transcultural perspective. The combination of art historical and anthropological expertise is a strong point of the Congress, to better understand the position of the “animated” object in the formation and transformation of collective identities and in transcultural negotiations.
The Congress invites comparative approaches or explorations of dynamics of connectivity. In its broad chronological and geographical range it is specifically interested in epochal changes and the processes of globalization under colonial or postcolonial premises.
For further details about the nine sessions and the over one hundred speakers please visit this link http://www.ciha-italia.it/florence2019/2018/04/07/sessions-papers/
The Congress, organized by CIHA Italia in collaboration with Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, will take place in Firenze Fiera, in Villa Vittoria’s halls and in some of the most prestigious historical buildings of the town able to host the 1,000 expected participants, such as Palazzo Vecchio and others.
The extensive programme offers more than one hundred speeches by scholars from all over the world. Visits to well- known and less known museums and florentine collections will also be arranged, with thematic tours connected to the Congress, thanks to the special collaboration with the Directors of the different institutions.
Executive Board CIHA
Marzia Faietti (President), Gallerie degli Uffizi/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut
Tommaso Casini, Libera Università di Lingue and Comunicazione IULM Milano
Giovanni Maria Fara, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Elena Fumagalli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Massimiliano Rossi, Università del Salento.
Congress Scientific Committee
Claudia Cieri Via, Università di Roma La Sapienza; Marco Collareta, Università di Pisa; Claudia Conforti, Università di Tor Vergata Roma; Marzia Faietti, Gallerie degli Uffizi/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut; Giuliana Ericani, Ex Museo Civico di Bassano; Maria Grazia Messina, già Università di Firenze; Antonio Pinelli, Università di Firenze; Massimiliano Rossi, Università del Salento; Gerhard Wolf, Direttore Kunsthistoriches Institut in Florenz- Max-Planck- Institut.
Coordination of the Organizing Secretariat and Executive Secretariat of the Scientific Committee
Firenze Città Nascosta, Marcella Cangioli and Alice Rossi