Call For Papers

Call: “Art Without Matter” at 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts

“Art Without Matter”
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts
The Arts & Culture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Art Without Matter”, 11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

We tend to think of art as being material objects. However, if the artwork doesn’t consist of physical matter does it make it less than or something other than art? This stream examines the use of creative technologies in the production of visual arts. Artists who use digital technologies are invited to speak about their process of production as well as their exhibition experiences. The panelists are asked to consider the question; Can digital art have materiality?

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 12 February 2018 to: Dr. Simone Paterson, Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Technologies & Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.


ATINER was established in 1995 as an independent world member-based association of academics and researchers. Athens was chosen as the meeting place because of its long history and culture. ATINER’s mission is to act as a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world can meet and exchange ideas on their research, and discuss the future developments in their disciplines. Homer (3000 years ago) was the first to call such meetings symposiums, a word that today is used by many languages to describe academic meetings. In Classical Athens of the 5th Century BCE, such academic meetings reached their colophon of glory, especially those with Socrates’ participation. The epic ergo of Plato’s Symposium can be considered as the archives (book proceedings) of just one of many such academic meeting.

ATINER aims to revive Athens’ long historical tradition by organizing and hosting international conferences and symposiums as well as promoting research and producing publications. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 such international academic meetings and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications with close to 1500 papers on various subjects, and in 2014 a series of e-journals.

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