29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle – Day 1

Friday January 29, 2010

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.

The 29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition, held on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, includes a two day symposium on January 29th and 30th, concurrent with a two week exhibition scheduled from January 29th to February 11th, 2010.

For more information, please contact: gradsymp@interchange.ubc.ca


Friday January 29th, 2010 Noon – 8:00 pm

12:00-1:00pm  Pre-opening Artist’s Talk in Room 112, Koerner Gallery Space, Koerner Library

1:30–2:00 pm  Coffee and Tea – IK Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room (Room 301)

2:00-2:10 pm  Opening Remarks and Welcome: Devon Smither

2:10-2:20 pm  Blessing by Musqueam Elder Larry Grant

2:20-2:30 pm  Welcome from the Head: Catherine Soussloff

2:30-3:30 pm  Session 1
Artistic Engagements: Inscription and Appropriation

Moderator: Allison Collins, MA, Critical and Curatorial Studies, UBC

Daniil Leiderman, PhD student, Princeton University (Art History)
“Détourning the Spectacle: Jorn’s Defigurations“

Michael Maizels, PhD student, University of Virginia (Art History)
“Banksy’s Rats: Spectacle Critique, Symbolism & Synthesis“

KEYNOTE: Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory, Columbia University

Opening Reception 5:30 p.m. (Koerner Gallery)

DAY 2 info – http://www.ahva.ubc.ca/eventsDetails.cfm?EventID=862&EventTypeNumID=6