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2018-2019 : Women in the Globalization of Art

In the vast majority of cases, the careers of female artists who exhibited at the Salon in Paris at the turn of the 19th century had an aesthetic and professional centre of gravity located in France. Nevertheless, by comparing with the situation of their male colleagues, we propose, on the one hand, to examine what the “internationalization” of an artist’s career at that time might consist of; on the other hand, we will wonder whether, on the basis of the few cases of transnational female careers identified between the 1780s and the 1820s, it is possible to produce a typology of profiles and what insights this operation can bring both to the social history of artists, and to the international circulation of artists and works from that period.

Séverine Sofio is a sociologist, in charge of research at the CNRS. His work focuses on gender and the construction of gender differences, particularly in the arts (painting, sculpture, engraving), and on visual culture in Europe in the 18th-19th centuries. She is also interested in the sociology of arts and culture in the contemporary era, the sociology of audiovisual work, and the production and post-production (editing) of television series. She is the author of Femmes artistes. la parenthèse enchantée, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Paris: CNRS, series: “Culture & Society”, 2016, 380 p.

Personal page on the CRESPPA website (Centre de Recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris).

Session on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the IHMC room, 45 Rue d’Ulm (staircase D, 3rd floor), from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

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