Society, and its impact on art making as well as its effect on how art was written about and recorded, has always been one of the major areas of debate within the canon of art history. This conference aims to create an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society and will address a range of critically important issues and themes. Art institutions, the economic status of the artist, the introduction of art to various social classes, financial support for art, sponsorship and censorship are some of the specific subtopics of this dynamic. Concurrently, the intervention of art with politics is equally significant. The evaluation of the support or critique of political power by the artist can often be measured by the internal components that make up the artistic work itself.

HISTART ’14 will be organized from 23th to 25th of October, by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center).

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