27th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium – “Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings” – Day 2

Hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.

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.

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

Schedule of speakers

10am-5pm

Meghan Lowe – Dreamworld and Reality: the Photographic Works of Shana and Robert Parke Harrison.

Abigail Susik – Cities of Yesterday: Surrealism and the Harnessing of the Outmoded

Paul Sutton – Justice in Aesthetics/Aesthetics in Justice: what happens when ‘the beautiful’ and ‘the public sphere’ converge

Anja Bock – The Obsolescence of Site-Specificity

Carla Benzan – What’s in a Name? searching for meaning in (and potential for) ‘public’ art

Srimoyee Mitra – Nalini Malani: Recent Works 2007 series: The naked body as a site of empowered feminism