by Harriet Atkinson

In February 2017 IDH-affiliated University of Brighton researchers Dr Harriet Atkinson and Dr Verity Clarkson, with Dr Sarah Lichtman of The New School, New York, are convening a panel at the New York College Art Association conference entitled ‘Beyond Boundaries: Art and Design Exhibitions as Transnational Exchange from 1945’. The session, which is the Design History Society’s inaugural session as a CAA affiliate society, intends to reflect on approaches to the study of exhibitions within and beyond the disciplinary boundaries of art and design history, as well as exploring the wider networks, interconnections and exchanges that are engendered by and through exhibitions. It will explore art and design exhibitions as sites of transnational exchange after 1945, extending the focus beyond established post-war Euro-American cultural geographies, to consider exhibitions of Asian, Israeli and African art, design and decorative arts mounted by governments and societies as a focus for diplomatic exchange. Speakers are Chelsea Haines from The Graduate Center, City University of New York on ‘Modern Art, National Politics: Israel at the Venice Biennale, 1948–1952’, 
 Juliana Kei from Royal College of Art and Daniel Cooper from Columbia University on ‘
76 Nations and One Administrative Zone: Hong Kong at Osaka ‘70’ and Lindsay J. Twa, Augustana University on ‘From FESMAN ’66 to FESTAC ’77 and Beyond: African-American Exhibitions on a Pan-African Stage
’. Further information can be found here: