3 Sep, 2021

ECREA pre-conference | TransArts, expanded art and new languages

Under the theme of TransArts, expanded art, and new languages, Passeio is organizing one of the ECREA 2021 pre-conferences.

Date of pre-conference: September 3th, 2021

The pre-conference will be held online via Zoom. The sessions are open to participation by all who have registered for the ECREA 2021 conference. Pre-registration is required until September 2 through the email passeio@ics.uminho.pt


Brief description

Art-Life, Art-Politics, Art-Community, Art-Activism, Artist-work-public, Collaborative Art, Dialogic Aesthetics, Popular Art, Classical Art, Digital Art, Media Arts, Art-Limit, Art (Non) Art, these are just some of the expressions that serve to illustrate, rather than the breaking of borders, the displacements that explore, beyond known possibilities, different layers of reality, but also the persistence of some semantic-referential fields that still denote distances, incommunicability or even remnants of aesthetic formalism, according to Roger Fry and Clive Bell, who unsuccessfully sought to gird and delimit the “aesthetic experience.”

In times of walls, material or symbolic, and of an intense revival of differences, it is urgent and necessary to observe and discuss the world of art in contemporary times. To understand what the artworks and the artists say and do, through the most varied techniques and forms, and in a permanent movement between the aesthetic disciplines, in their relationship with the public, the critics, the curators and the community is a way of thinking new languages and new perspectives on art and life. As Paul Craenen says, defining transdisciplinarity as a double movement of exploration and discovery, “the consequence of growing complexity and specialization is the loss of a broad vision”.

This preconference aims to question art when it integrates new possibilities and seeks to create new meanings. The presentations critically examine the invitations, questions, and doubts set up by “transart” projects as well as by the limits or boundaries that separate different forms of artistic expression, art from life, and artworks from the public.

The event will act as a platform for professionals in the field of arts, academics, and Ph.D. students, to discuss current developments in (trans) Art and the transgression and integration of borders in the artistic field. The participants, coordinated by the local organization, will debate and exchange experiences on particular issues and cases. (Trans)Arts, expanded art and new languages is an excellent networking opportunity.

The moderation will be carried out by Zara Pinto-Coelho.



Session 1 (Morning | 10 a.m. – Midday)

Against the current. On art and frontier: from void signifier to porosity

Fernando José Pereira


Todas as cartas de Rimbaud and Rebuçados Venezianos: between one film and another

Edmundo Cordeiro


The section and traveling: Lisbon in profile into 3 shot

João Rosmaninho


Braga snapshots in virtual reality: from feeling to thinking

Helena Pires, João Martinho Moura, Né Barros & Paulo Ferreira-Lopes


Session 2 (Afternoon | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Facts, acts, and paths. A three act journey to the Oslo Triennale 2019

Ana Vilar


Photoplay: art and the culture of playfulness in installation photography

Luísa Magalhães


Building trust and networks in communication policies in cultural industries, uses, and consumption of cultural content in mobile devices: the case of dance

Maria E. Pérez-Peláez, Amador Cerruda & Félix Ortega


A trans-realistic and vegetable Lisbon

Teresa Lima