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Whitney Independent Study Program: Critical Studies Symposium

Thurs, May 23, 2019
5–9:30 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

The Critical Studies Symposium is an evening-long event during which each of the six participants from this year's Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program presents a short paper on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.

This program is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Introduction by Lindsay Caplan, PhD Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University

Session I
5–7 pm

Discussant: Jennifer A. González, Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

Ayanna Dozier
Hustlin’ Fabulations: Mapping Out Memory and Labor Through Narrative Restraint in Contemporary Black Experimental Film

Michelle Maydanchik
Art, Protest, and Spectacle in Putin’s Russia, 2008-2012

John Arthur Peetz
Are You Okay?: Teiji Furuhashi, HIV/AIDS, Art, and Activism in Japan 

Session II
7:30–9:30 pm

Discussant: Nora Alter, Professor, Film and Media Arts, Temple University

Tatiane S. Santa Rosa
The Undoing of Celebrations: Art and the Myth of Racial Democracy in Brazil

Patricio Orellana
Time Outside the Forms of Cinema. On Oscar Bony’s Films

Hannah Maier-Katkin
Playing with Invisibility

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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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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