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
The Importance of Place: The Cultural Geography of Identity
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
Museu Picasso Barcelona Montcada 15. 08003 Barcelona