2022 Art History MA Symposium

This symposium will present the MA thesis projects in art history, featuring a range of topics in modern and contemporary art history. Art history faculty will respond and discuss the presented papers.
Thursday, May 05

Room 327, Sharp Building, 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

MAY 4 Keynote Speaker

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson "Season of Glass: Yoko Ono Grief Diary, or, Shatter and Scream"
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Room 327, Sharp Building. Zoom link: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/88208991237
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MAY 5 Student Presentations

Location: Room 327, Sharp Building. Zoom link: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/86804426856

Panel 1 9:30 am - 11:25 am 4 presentations

Elsa Haarstad (in-person) - “After Preservation Took Over: The Afterlife of Public Housing in Contemporary Art & Design in Chicago”
Sophie Buchmueller (in-person) - “Life and Death under Glass: Exploring the Entanglements of Mark Dion's Neukom Vivarium
Rylee Thomas (in-person) - “Leaky Thresholds: The Installation, Performance, and Textual Praxis of C. Ree”
Meagan Howard (zoom) - “Remembering a Pandemic: COVID-19 Monuments, Memory Politics, and Memorialization During Crisis”
Discussion Panel: Jennifer Lee, Sampada Aranke, Daniel Quiles, Delinda Collier

Panel 2 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 3 presentations

Kirsten Schuck (in-person) - "Making Waves: Spectral Subversion of Exotic ‘Pacific Paradise’ Tropes in the Work of Yuki Kihara"
Rebecca Goodman (in-person) - “X-Ray Visions: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Representations of Female Medical Patients from the 1960s”
Marin Williams (in-person) - "Glorifying Spilled Milk and Decrying Violence: An Investigation of Sanja Ivekovic's Lighthouse (1987-2001)"
Discussion Panel: Daniel Quiles, Delinda Collier, Bess Williamson, Mechtild Widrich, Annie Bourneuf

Lunch Break

Panel 3 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4 presentations 

Allie Tepper (in-person) - "Dance of Two: Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger’s Shared Language in Motion and the Lester Horton Technique"
Elise Butterfield (in-person) - "Marking Time in Eiko Otake's 'I Invited Myself, vol. 1"
Mariela Acuna (in-person) - "MESóTICA II: Re-presenting Central America"
Robert Pierce (zoom) - “Liberate Tate and the Poetics of Protest”
Discussion Panel: Jennifer Lee, Sampada Aranke, Bess Williamson, Mechtild Widrich, Annie Bourneuf


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