Conference Programme

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March 10th, 2017: Keynote Address and Reception          Location: Emmanuel College, room 302

6:00pm-6:45pm: Registration

7:00pm-8:00pm: Keynote Address by Dr. Carl Knappett

8:00pm-10:00pm: Reception

March 11th, 2017: Conference          Location: Emmanuel College, room 119

9:00am-9:45am: Registration

10:00am-10:15: Opening Remarks

10:15am-11:15am: Panel 1, Reinterpreting Art Processes: Theories of Materiality

  • So Yoon Ryu, “Painting Intuition, Painting Ideology: Kazimir Malevich and Geometric Abstraction”
  • Philippe Depairon, “Photography matter(s): Processes and Rituals in Contemporary Photography”

11:15am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:45pm: Panel 2, Sacrosanct or Secular: Historical Influences on Artistic Practices

  • Maya Wilson-Sanchez, “Photography as Resistance: Examining the Legacy of Qajar Photography in Shadi Ghadirian’s Qajar Series’
  • Jacqueline Grassi, “The Viennese Secession and Identity Formation: Early Christian Ornamental Motifs in Gustav Klimt’s Visual Language”
  • Alana Thyng, “Persian Patchwork: Safavid Velvet and Being-in-the-World

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm-2:45pm: Panel 3, Materials of Mass Production and Commodity: Destabilizing Notions of Culture and Identity

  • Nico Mara-McKay, “The Materiality of Meret Oppenheim’s Surrealist Objects”
  • Talia Golland, “Irony in Green Neon: Illuminated signage as postcolonial intervention in the work of Leila Pazooki”

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:15pm: Panel 4, The Future of Art: Impending and Inevitable Displays of Modernity

  • Maia Donnelly, “State of the Art”
  • Kamal Fox, “What comes after The Next Rembrandt?”
  • Abigail Espina, “The Internet as Mediation: A Critical Analysis of Metamodernism”

4:15pm-4:30pm: Closing Remarks