• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Coming very soon: Call for papers IPC conference 2014

Sunday, 30 March 2014

The 23rd IPC conference will be held in the German pilgrim city of Altötting from 10-13 September. The theme of the conference is: “The Panoramic Experience, Real – Virtual – Spiritual”.

Ever since its invention 227 years ago the panorama has both attracted and fascinated visitors and it continues to do so. The sensation of being ‘in the picture’, of becoming part of its ‘performance’, is the key to its success. The panoramic experience can be real or virtual. When the subject is religious it can also be spiritual.

The conference will focus on this by asking how panoramas have been perceived by visitors in the past and how they are experienced today. The theme will embrace the roles of artists as creators and restorers as guardians of the panoramic experience, also the role of museums and museum curators who communicate the panoramic experience to the public. The panoramic experience as triggered off by the art form itself will be reflected in the wider context of the arts and new media.

The venue for the conference being Altötting panoramas of religious subjects will be given special attention.

An official Call for Papers will be distributed the first week of April.