11th Annual Art History Undergraduate Symposium

Join us for an afternoon of art historical presentations.

You are cordially invited to join us on March 27, 2015 for an exciting evening of Art Historical discussion and critical reflection. The symposium comprises the presentation and discussion of a range of undergraduate research treating on contemporary and historical issues. This year’s topics examine a wide range of issues surrounding the displays of Northwest Coast art, the politics of body art, the aesthetic trajectory of serial imagery, the representation of national identities, and finally, a critical look at the notion of “fragmentation” in the postmodern. Each presentation will be followed by a conversation period during which all students and faculty are encouraged to voice questions and comments. Refreshments will be provided during intermission and final reception.

The Undergraduate Journal of Art History and Visual Culture (UJAH) will launch their sixth issue at the symposium. This publication features the exceptional body of research, art, and writing taking place in all undergraduate art disciplines at UBC, as well as the abstracts of this year’s symposium papers.

2:00PM – Introduction

Irene Choi
“Displays of Northwest Coast Art: An Imagined Space of Unity and Diversity in the UBC Bookstore and the Museum of Anthropology Gift Shop”

Whitney Brennan
“Archival Bodies”

3:00-3:10PM – Intermission

Erin Watkins
“Monet’s Series: A Temporal Narrative”

Jacqueline Hunter
“Japan’s Shifting National Identity: The Composition of Layered Surfaces Within Shõmei Tõmatsu’s Postwar Photography”

Emma Potter
“Reclaiming fragmentation: the Double Negative of Modernity in Baudelaire, Benjamin, and Eliot”

5:00PM – Reception