The 2012 Critical Studies Symposium, Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture, is an evening-long program, in which each of the six participants from the Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program present a short paper on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.
Session I: 7–9 pm
The Aesthetics of Fabrication and Reproduction in the Art of Thornton Dial
Impossible Witnessing and Public Fantasy in the Work of Ana Mendieta
Isaac Julien’s Baltimore and the Spectacle of the Other ’70s
Discussant: Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of History of Art, Director, Graduate Studies for Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Session II: 9:30–11:30 pm
The Mediation of Immediacy in the Work of Rineke Dijkstra and Nan Goldin
This is not a face: The return to portraiture in the 1960s
A Function for the Studio?
Discussant: Alex Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History, Columbia University
Admission is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.