29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle – Day 2

Saturday January 30, 2010
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM

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

Saturday January 30th, 2010 10:00 am  – 6:30 pm

10:00-10:30 am  Coffee, Tea and Pastries – IK Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room (Room 301)

10:30-10:35 am  Welcome: Heather Muckart

10:30-11:30 am  Session 2
The Bad Penny: Society of Spectacle Redux

Moderator: Jasmina Karabeg, PhD (C), Art History, UBC

Mo Salemy, MA, UBC (Critical and Curatorial Studies)
“Comments on The Comments on the Society of the Spectacle”

Andrew Weiner, PhD, University of California, Berkeley (Rhetoric)
“Resituating Actions: Disagreements with Debord”

11:30 am-12:30 pm Session 3
Disorienting Displays: Procession and Pageant

Moderator: Jenni Pace Presnell, PhD (C), UBC (Art History)

Fiona Sheales, PhD student, University of East Anglia (Sainsbury Research Unit)
“A Sight/Site for Sore Eyes: Taking a Closer Look at T. E. Bowdich’s Illustration of an Asante ‘Spectacle’”

Nathan Perry, PhD (C), University of California, Santa Barbara (History)
“Political Spectacle: Faction and Ideology at a Jacobean Royal Marriage”

12:30-1:30 pm  Performance Work by Rebecca Belmore
Location: Museum of Anthropology (to be confirmed)

1:30-2:30 pm  Lunch

2:30-4:00 pm  Session 4
Negotiating Practices: Experimentation and Eruption

Moderator: Marcia Crosby, PhD student, UBC (Art History)

Lelia Packer, PhD (C), New York University (Art History, Institute of Fine Arts)
“Spectacular Drawings: Imitating Prints in the Netherlands circa 1600”

Nancy Stoaks, MA, University of Washington (Art History)
“Napoleon in Drag: Niki de Saint Phalle, the Shooting Paintings, and the Negotiation of Spectacle”

Rose Bouthillier MFA, Ontario College of Art & Design (Criticism and Curatorial Practice) “The Spectacle of Violence in Public Art”
4:00-4:30 pm  Coffee Break

4:30-5:30 pm  Session 5
Consolidating Identities: War and Masquerade

Moderator: Angela Brayham, PhD student, University of Waterloo (Recreation and Leisure Studies)

Andrew Finegold, PhD (C), Columbia University (Art History and Archaeology)
“War as Spectacle: Mesoamerican Battle Murals from the Epiclassic Period”

Lisa A. Homann, PhD (C), UCLA (Art History)
“Spectacular Entanglements: Mediating Identities in Loghe Masquerade Performance”

5:30-6:30 pm  Session 6
Legacies in the Landscape: Construction and Erasure

Moderator: Ivana Horacek, PhD student, UBC (Art History)

Caner Öktem, Master of Architecture Program, UBC / Middle East Technical University
“On the Spectacles of Nature and Nature of Spectacles: A Comparative Reading of Built Environment Types”

Susan Schafer, PhD (C), New York University (Institute of Fine Arts)
“The Olympic Games 1960: Architectural and Political Continuity in Post-World War II Rome”

6:30-6:45 pm  Closing Remarks: Vytas Narusevicius

7:30-10:30 pm  Off-Campus Dinner for Participants