The objective of this laboratory is to articulate the Anthropology of Art interest group, recently formed within VANEASA. Instead of a business meeting, we propose a lab as the ideal format for discussing the conceptual and practical issues around the formation of the group.
The objective of this laboratory is to open the discussion on the activities and objectives of the Anthropology of Art interest group, recently formed within the Visual Anthropology section of EASA (VANEASA). Many members showed interest in the group but we need to articulate its objectives and activities more clearly. Instead of a regular business meeting, we think that the lab is the ideal format for discussing both conceptual and practical issues. For that purpose, the lab will invite short presentations of each of the participant's work and interests, in any format. Rather than a programmatic definition of what the "Anthropology of art" is or should be, the group will be defined by the ensemble of the practices brought to the table by its members. Hence the plural "Anthropologies of Art". From the discussion of each member's work we will move to the discussion on the objectives and activities of the group.