Art History Thesis Critique Panels

Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., Room 707
Chicago, IL
United States

Please join the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History, Criticism & Theory for three days of MA candidate thesis critique panels, in conjunction with SAIC’s annual Critique Week.


Light refreshments will be provided, please email with any questions or concerns. Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact



Monday, March 25th

Panelists: Professors Shiben Banerji, David Getsy, Seth Kim-Cohen, and Jennifer Nelson.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Madalen Benson, "Territory and Site: Anti-colonialism in Jin-me Yoon and Maureen Gruben’s Contributions to LandMarks2017"
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Stephanie Dvareckas, "Dialectics of the Soviet Avant-Garde in the Ukrainian Nonconformist Movement"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sandra Shim, "From a Monument to a Movement: The comfort women discourse and the Statue of Peace as a protest monument"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Jacob Zhang, "Between Passing and Impersonation: Negotiating Post-Migratory Excess through Performing Identities"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Celia Jung, "Home and Homelessness: the Merzbau in Exile"

Tuesday, March 26th

Panelists: Professors Sampada Aranke, James Elkins, David Raskin, & Mechtild Widrich.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Yue Ren, "Injection versus Extraction: Socially Engaged Art of Contemporary China in Context Transformations"
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Egon Schiele, "Better Eye Than the Eye: The Photographic Philosophy of Germaine Krull and Their Impact"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lindsey Bell, "Accessibility and Community in the Durational Performance Works of Ragnar Kjartansson"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Budgie Birka-White, "Contemporary Identities in Poland: Piotr Uklański, Daniel Rycharski, and Nationalism's Revival"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Nicky Ni, "Olympia: A Simulated Digital Decay"

Wednesday, March 27th

Panelists: Professors Annie Bourneuf, Jenny Lee, Nora Taylor, & Bess Williamson.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Ingrid Sundstrom, "Chto Delat and a New Socialist Sincerity"
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Cate McFadyen, "Work In Process: Deep Lez Crafting and Processing in Allyson Mitchell"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Celina Wu, "Visualizing the Invisible: Learning to See Photography"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Susan Mackey, "Dreams of the South: Racial Fantasy in the Plantation Photographs of Clarence John Laughlin"