Talks & Readings

Whitney Independent Study Program Critical Studies Symposium: Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture

FRI, May 15, 2015
4–9 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

The 2015 Critical Studies Symposium 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, 4–6 pm
Discussant: Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, and of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University

Leah Pires, "Louise Lawler's Sleight of Hand"

Emily Villano, "Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in Isaac Julien's The Attendant"

Aliza Shvarts, "A Curse"

Session II, 6:30–8:30 pm
Discussant: Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University

Kristina Rapacki, "What collectivity? Invoking “the people” in Asger Jorn’s Situationist production"

Sandrine Canac, "Something That Is Taking Shape In My Mind And Will Sometime Come To Consciousness: On Contingency in the Work of Robert Barry"

Arlen Austin, "The Enemy Within: Legacies of Thatcherism in The Battle of Orgreave"

Admission is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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