About Time : Temporality in American art and Visual Culture – Université de Paris, 4-5 novembre, 2021

Posted on November 4, 2021

04 November 2021 - Toute la journée

Over the past decades, a number of historical studies have demonstrated that time is not a straightforward or neutral framework.

From discussing the emergence of standardized, rationalized time as concomitant with the rise of industrialization, to analysing the temporalities of colonialism, these studies have shown that the concept of time is historically determined and that it constantly evolves under the pressures of technological, social, and economic factors. Yet in the field of art history, and especially U.S. art history, studies devoted to time as it relates to the visual arts remain comparatively limited in scope and number.

This symposium addresses this absence by taking a long view at the development of the concept of time in American art and visual culture. In doing so, it aims to unveil time as a fundamental dimension to American culture, despite a long tradition emphasizing the centrality of space.

Organized by:

Organized by Hélène Valance, associate professor of American studies at Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, and Tatsiana Zhurauliova, associate researcher at LARCA, Université de Paris.


  • November 3 | INHA, galerie Colbert, auditorium Jacqueline Lichtenstein – 2 rue Vivienne, Paris 2e
  • November 4-5 | Université de Paris, Bâtiment Sophie Germain, amphi Turing – 8 place Aurélie Nemours, Paris 13e

To follow the event online:

To follow the event online, please register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Download program : ABOUT TIME_Final program web


Sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art and LARCA UMR 8225 (Université de Paris/CNRS).