Intercollegiate Art History Symposium 2022

Virtual Event
Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m.


BACK & AGAIN: Re-turn, Re-birth, and Re-generation

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago are pleased to announce the third annual Intercollegiate Art History Symposium (IAHS) for undergraduates writing in the Art History field.


Keynote Speakers:

David J. Getsy is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia and Professor Emeritus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale 2015), Queer (MIT 2016), Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (Yale 2010), and Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877–1905 (Yale 2004). His newest book, Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in September 2022. 

Dieter Roelstraete is curator of the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches. Recent Neubauer Collegium exhibitions have featured the work of Ida Applebroog, Anna Daucikova & Assaf Evron, Jason Dodge, Arnold J. Kemp, Pope.L, Martha Rosler, and Cecilia Vicuña. Roelstraete previously worked as a curator for documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens in 2017. From 2012 until 2015 he served as the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he organized The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013), Simon Starling: Metamorphology, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now (both 2015), and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016). From 2003 to 2011 Roelstraete worked at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, where he curated exhibitions featuring Chantal Akerman (2012), Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner (2011), and survey shows of contemporary art from Rio de Janeiro (A Rua, 2011) and Vancouver (Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists, 2005). Recent free-lance curatorial projects include Pope.L: Between a Figure and a Letter at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin; Machines à Penser, an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada’s Venice seat devoted to the topic of the philosopher’s hut, organized in conjunction with the 2018 architecture biennial; and The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic Art and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America (on view in museums in Warsaw, Moscow and Sao Paulo in 2017-2018). He has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals. 


For more information please visit the IAHS's website.