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Special Issue of the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin Celebrating the Centennial of the Founding of the Société Anonyme in 2020

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Posted by: Yale University Art Gallery
Deadline: Fri, August 30th, 2019

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Société Anonyme, Inc., the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, an annual scholarly journal published by the Yale University Art Gallery, will dedicate a special issue to new research on the Société’s collection, artists, and artworks, to be published in December 2020. 

Founded in 1920 by Katherine S. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray, the Société Anonyme, Inc., set out to introduce modern art to the United States by amassing an important collection of artworks that was shown across the country. Through the exhibitions as well as artists’ talks, symposia, and publications, the Société Anonyme set a precedent for and inspired various other institutions. Spanning styles as varied as Abstraction, Constructivism, Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Futurism, Neoplasticism, and Surrealism, the Société Anonyme Collection is a unique testimony to artistic production in the first half of the 20th century due to both its depth and the variety of artists represented. 

The bulk of the Société Anonyme Collection was given to Yale University in 1941. The collection has triggered intensive research on both its artists and founders, as well as the role that it has played in American modern art. Approaching the centennial anniversary of the Société Anonyme in 2020, the collection and its artists are ripe for reconsideration. 

For the 2020 Bulletin, we invite proposals for articles that focus on various aspects of the Société Anonyme Collection and its founders. Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, in English, along with a short CV (1–2 pages, as a PDF) by August 30, 2019, to the guest editor of the volume, Frauke V. Josenhans, at Authors of accepted proposals will be notified in September. Completed manuscripts (2,500 words; 4–5 illustrations) will be due by February 1, 2020. If necessary, accepted articles will be translated.



Posted on Thu, July 11th, 2019
Expires on Fri, August 30th, 2019

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