SCAH Annual CAA Panel

As an affiliate society of the College Art Association (CAA), SCAH organizes a standing panel at the CAA annual conference. SCAH’s participation in the 108th conference included a panel, business meeting, and workshop.

109th CAA Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021. 

Agitators and Aggregators: New Cycles of Contemporary Art History

Day and time TBD. 
with Rose G. Salseda, Andy Campbell, Johanna Gosse, and Jacqueline Francis

In the spirit of coalition-building and with an eye to the future, this panel brings together emerging scholars and leaders of several CAA affiliate societies that are blazing new paths in contemporary art history. We will debate shared investments, common problems, pressing concerns, and new narratives currently propelling our discipline forward. As we turn to forms of collaborative and transdisciplinary research, have we abandoned late-20th-century concerns of overcoming modernist precedents, methodologies, and/or hegemonic canons? Recent scholarship increasingly looks for alternative sources of inspiration: vernacular histories; science and technology studies; queering and/or decolonizing methodologies; critical studies of race, gender, and ethnicity. As contemporary art historians keep abreast of these developments and their intersections, are they merely playing catchup or are they reterritorializing art history itself, changing how it is written and whom it addresses?

Chaired by Katie Anania. Moderated by Megan Driscoll. 

SCAH Annual Business Meeting
Day and time TBD. 
Open to dues-paying members only. New members may join at any time here.

Previous SCAH Panels at CAA:
The Status and Stakes of Contemporary Art History Publishing Today (Susan Bielstein, Dushko Petrovich, Rebecca Uchill, Anuradha Vikram, and Benjamin Tiven)

2019 What is Contemporary Art History, Now? 10 Years of SCAH (Pamela M. Lee, Tobias Wofford, Daniel Quiles, Suzanne Hudson, Alexander Dumbadze)

2018 Sites of Micro-Community (Roberto Tejada, Jennifer Doyle, Saloni Mathur, Susanna Newbury)

2017 Contemporary Art History: Temporal Frames and Geographic Terrains (Steven Nelson, David Joselit, Irene V. Small, Anneka Lenssen)

2016 Exhibition History as Contemporary Art History (Lynne Cooke, Glenn Phillips, Julian Myers-Szupinska)

2015 Histories and Economies of Contemporary Art (Rhea Anastas, Katy Siegel, Howard Singerman, Nato Thompson)

2014 Identity Politics: Then and Now (Hamza Walker, Gregg Bordowitz, Joan Kee, Dieter Roelstraete)

2013 The Social, the Relational, and the Participatory: A Reevaluation (Martha Rosler, Anton Vidokle, Shannon Jackson, Julia Robinson)

2012 Digging Where You Stand (Kellie Jones, Michelle Kuo, Frank Smigiel)

2011 Critical Histories (Barbara Rose, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Thomas Crow)

2010 Contemporary Art History in 2020 (Hannah Feldman, Amelia Jones, Robert Storr)

2009 What is Contemporary Art History? (Grant Kester, Pam Lee, Richard Meyer, and Miwon Kwon)