Talks & Readings

Critical Studies Program Symposium: Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture

WED, May 29, 2013
7–11:30 pm

Whitney Museum Second Floor (Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery)

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

Rizvana Bradley
The Aesthetics of Fabrication and Reproduction in the Art of Thornton Dial




Angelique Szymanek
Impossible Witnessing and Public Fantasy in the Work of Ana Mendieta

Charlotte Ickes
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

Alison Dean
The Mediation of Immediacy in the Work of Rineke Dijkstra and Nan Goldin

Aline Guillermet
This is not a face: The return to portraiture in the 1960s

Geoffrey Wildanger
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.

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