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2023 ISP Critical Studies Symposium

Fri, May 12, 2023
5–9:30 pm

Floor 3, Theater

The Critical Studies Symposium is an evening-long event highlighting the work of the six participants in this year’s Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program. Each presents a short paper on their current research and two discussants respond.

Session I
5–7 pm
Introduction: Cassandra Guan, Ph.D., Whitney Museum of American Art, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Fellow, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program of Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology

Discussant: Sharon Hayes, Professor of Fine Arts, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania 

Sophia Larigakis
A mirror that moves when you do…

Sonya Merutka
“Weighted Performance: Embodied Language, Disfluency, and Crip Temporality”

Dahlia Li
“On Photographic Generation: Stranded Affect, Mother Materials, and other Ornamentalisms”

7–7:30 pm

Session II
7:30–9:30 pm
Discussant: Jennifer González, Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

Max Tolleson
“Marfa Myths”

Maddie Hampton
“Moyra Davey’s Autofictions” 

Jazmín Lopez
“This Was Now”

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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