Call for Papers (Term finished)

The organizing committee published a call for papers, open to our entire community, diverse and global, encouraging participants to submit proposals for presentations related to the theme Picasso and identity. In addition to scholars, critics, and curators, we hoped to attract a wide variety of participants, including artists, writers, and students. The deadline for submission was 15 November 2016.

Likewise, candidates were proposed to address the topic of Identity in the most creative terms, without being constrained by conventional definitions. We offered the following suggestions of themes within the topic of Identity as a means to stimulate proposals, without seeking to limit lines of inquiry.

Approaches to Picasso and Identity:

  • The Role of Picasso’s Biographers

  • Popular Conceptions of Picasso in the Mass Media and Film

  • Picasso’s Engagement with Art History and Myth

  • Collaboration versus Independence in the Formation of Identity: writers, performers, and other artists
  • The Impact of Gender and Sexuality

  • Political Identity

  • The Importance of Place: The Cultural Geography of Identity

Selection Committee:


Michael FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut


Maria Choya, Director of the Fundació Palau. Centre d’Art
Emilie Bouvard,Heritage Curator. In charge of paintings (1938-1973), research, publications and contemporary art, Musée Picasso-Paris
William Jeffett, Curator of Special Exhibitions, The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg FL
Malén Gual, Curator of the Collection, Museu Picasso, Barcelona
Marilyn McCully, Art historian, Picasso specialist, editor and exhibition organiser
Emilia Philippot, Graphic Arts Conservation Officer, Musée Picasso-Paris
Claustre Rafart, Curator of Graphic Arts, Museu Picasso, Barcelona

Organized by:

Museu Picasso Barcelona
Montcada 15. 08003 Barcelona

Fundació Palau. Centre d’Art
Carrer la Riera 54. 08393
Caldes d’Estrac Barcelona

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