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CFP: “Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art” Symposium (Salt Lake City, October 4, 2019)

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah will host an interdisciplinary symposium to coincide with the upcoming special exhibition "Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art" (July 11–December 8, 2019), which will examine ideas imparted by two interdependent works (called pendants) from the fifteenth century until the present day. Papers that consider works conceived as pairs in the visual arts, literature, and music are invited, and new research related to pairs in other disciplines is encouraged. What are the artistic strategies at play in the creation of companion pieces? How do the format and display (or experience) of pendants communicate meaning?

Advanced graduate students, as well as established and emerging scholars, are invited to apply. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words and a CV to both and by June 15, 2019. Selected participants will be notified on or before July 15, 2019.

This symposium is organized by Leslie Anderson, Curator of European, American, and Regional Art, and Iris Moulton, Coordinator of Campus Engagement, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah.

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