Art History MA Symposium

This two-day 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.
Wednesday, May 05, 10:05 a.m.Thursday, May 06, 4:30 p.m.

MAY 5th:
10:05 AM CT: Jake Matthews - "The Legacy of Material in Collective Actions and the Photography of the October Group”
10:25 AM CT: Emily Martin - "Revisiting Moonlight: Contemporary Black Nihilistic Cinema and Film Theory and Encountering Ontological Incapacity, Endurance, and The Cinematic"
10:45 AM CT: Adam Fahy-Majeed - "Amin Gulgee - Speaking in Tongues: Artistic Nonduality in Praxis"
11:05 AM CT: Antonia Piedmonte-Lang - "Sites of Adjacency: Thinking and Feeling Jacob Holdt’s American Pictures"
11:30 AM CT - 12:15 PM CT:  Response and Discussion Panel - Daniel Quiles (Moderator), Nora Taylor, James Elkins

12:30-2:00 PM CT: LUNCH BREAK

2:05 PM CT: Lynette Shen - "A Body in Places: Performative Monumentality in Eiko Otake's Spectral Performance"
2:25 PM CT: Denny Mwaura - "Memory Exercises: The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, Embodiment, and the Afterlives of Slavery"
2:45 PM CT: Kel Dolan - "Objects in/of Queer Abstraction: The Transformation of Cassils's PISS[ED]"
3:05 PM CT: Chenghan Gao - "Guohua as a Transnational Concept in the Global Context (1911-1945)"
3:30 - 4:15 PM CT: Response and Discussion Panel - Lisa Wainwright (Moderator), Jennifer Lee, Mechtild Widrich 

4:30 PM CT - 6:00 PM CT: Amanda Boetzkes, Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Guelph
"Concerning The Origin of Climate Change Realism" 

MAY 6th:
Panel 1:
10:05 AM CT: Samantha Adams - "Rebus and Repetition: Dispersing the Image Clusters in Georges Bataille’s Documents"
10:25 AM CT: Gunnar Olseth - "Touch and Vision in Claude Cahun’s Irrational Objects"
10:45 AM CT: Martha Wilde - "Defamiliarizing Home: Surrealism in the Art of Mona Hatoum"
11:05 AM CT: Quinn Veasman - "As Time Goes By: Melancholy and Memory in Ralston Farina's Aleatoire Je Ne Sais Quoi"
11:30 AM CT - 12:15 PM CT:  Response and Discussion Panel - Michael Golec (Moderator), Annie Bourneuf, David Raskin

12:30-1:30 PM CT: "Getting It Out There: A Workshop on Publishing" - Lisa Zaher (Moderator), Jim Elkins, Nora Taylor, Mechtild Widrich

1:30 - 2:00 PM CT: Lunch Break 

2:05 PM CT: Lasondra Kern - "Evaluating the Image of Black in Chun Kyung Ja's Korean Modern Art"
2:25 PM CT: Nicolay Duque-Robayo - "Pluralism in The City: Ciudad Guayana And The Formation Of The Self-Reflective Planner"
2:45 PM CT: Melanie Ball - "An Air of Serenity: Chicago's Carl Sandburg Village and the Construction of Middle-Class Desire, c. 1962"
3:05 PM CT: Christine Stringer - "Answering to Softness: Materiality, Place, and Conflict in Doris Salcedo's Sumando Ausencias" 
3:30 - 4:15 PM CT: Response and Discussion Panel - Shiben Banerji (Moderator), Simon Anderson, Mechtild Widrich

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