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.
This year’s symposium has been organized by Sara Mameni and Vanessa Sorenson
Schedule of speakers
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