27th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium – “Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings” – Day 1

… bringing students from art history and the visual arts together with students in other humanities departments to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and debate.

Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings is a 2-day symposium held on 28-29 March 2008 and hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. The conference is aimed at bringing students from art history and the visual arts together with students in other humanities departments to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and debate.

 This year’s symposium has been organized by Sara Mameni and Vanessa Sorenson

Schedule of speakers

5-8 pm

Joshua Cohen – At Converging Obsolescences: The Case for Exhibition-Performance in African Art-Music-Dance

Grace Johnstone – ‘What Manner of Salutation This Should Be’: The Disquieted Gaze in Fra Angelico’s San Marco Annunciation.

Regis Michel – Naked Bodies and Bare Life: Strategies of Resistance to Biopower