Call for Submissions:
Special Issue of Dance Research Journal
Dance in the Museum
Co-edited by André Lepecki and Mark Franko
Recently, several museums and visual arts venues such as MoMA, the Whitney, the New Museum, Tate Modern, The Hayward Gallery, the Reina Sofia, Fundacion Tapiès, among many others have become venues for dance performance. Historically not a new phenomenon, the resurgence of dance in museums over the past few years does beg a series of questions for choreographers, dancers, dance critics, dance studies scholars, as well as visual art curators, critics, theorists and historians.
The issue of DRJ dedicated to “Dance in the Museum” seeks to explore the following set of questions:
What do we await from dance with/in the museum? Is there, has there ever been -- since dance in the museum is not a new phenomenon -- such a thing as a museum-dance? Is there a “visual art dance” – just as one talks about “visual art performance”? How do dance and the museum “communicate,” and influence each other?
How do museums collect, acquire, archive, transmit and display dance? Are museums that hold dance pieces in their collections (as scores, for instance), also responsible for training dancers fit to perform them? What are the ramifications of this situation for dance, visual art, and the museum itself? What, and where, are the historical precedents for this collaboration? What are the choreographic implications? And, once visual arts enter into the economy of dance, what are the implications in regard to dance’s objecthood – it’s preservation, its materiality, and its futurity?
Final deadline for submissions: June 30, 2013
Approximate length: 6,000 words (not including notes and bibliography)
Inquiries and submissions to André Lepecki (email@example.com) and/or Mark Franko (firstname.lastname@example.org).