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On Absence: Loss and Immateriality and Art and Architecture

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00 AM
Helmut Stern Auditorium, UM Museum of Art, 525 S. State Street

Event Schedule:

9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome Reception (University of Michigan Museum of Art Commons)

9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome Remarks, Christiane Gruber (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)

Introduction, Susan Dine (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan, Graduate Student Symposium Committee Chair)

 

PANEL 1: Censorship and Iconoclasm

Discussant: Courtney Wilder (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)

9:45 – 10:05 am  Anna Khachiyan (Institute of Fine Art, NYU), “Discipline and Publish: Censorship and Falsification in Aleksandar Rodchenko’s 10 Years of Uzbekistan

10:05 – 10:25 am  Sara Frier (Yale University), “‘You are Here’: Points of Departure in Marcus Gheeraerts’ The Image Breakers

10:25 – 10:45 am  Q&A Discussion

 

10:45 – 11:00 am Morning Session Break (refreshments served)

 

PANEL 2: Immateriality and Invisibility

Discussant: Stephanie Triplett (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)

11:00 – 11:20 am  Erin Giffin (University of Washington), “Sonal Sculpture: Humanist Devotion at Orsanmichele

11:20 – 11:40 am  Ginger Elliott Smith (Boston University), “Post-Studio Sublime: Southern California Art and Technology after Earthrise

11:40 – 12:00 Q&A Discussion

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch break (Lunch provided for speakers only)

 

PANEL 3: Monuments and Memory

Discussant: Elizabeth Rauh (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)

1:00 – 1:20 pm  Chun Wa Chan (University of Michigan), “When Does an Icon Refuse Our Gaze?: On Absence in Domon Ken’s Pilgrimage to Old Temples (Koji junrei), 1963-75

1:20 – 1:40 pm  Nancy Thebaut (University of Chicago), “Architectures of Absence: Building Christ’s Tomb in Twelfth-Century France

1:40 – 2:00 pm   Q&A Discussion

 

2:00 – 2:15 pm  Afternoon Session Break (refreshments served)

PANEL 4: Absence and Imperialism

Discussant: Vishal Khandelwal (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)

2:15 – 2:33 pm  Eowyn Mays (University of Maryland), “Absence and Imperial Desire in Felix Resurrection Hidalgo’sPer Pacem at Libertatem

2:35 – 2:55 pm  Tess Korobkin (Yale University), “Erasure, Displacement and Discord at Victoria Memorial Hall, 1901-1921

2:55 – 3:15 pm

Q&A Discussion

KEYNOTE LECTURE

3:30 – 4:30 pm  Wu Hung (Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, University of Chicago)

“The Invisible Miniature: Framing the Soul in Chinese Art and Architecture”

4:30 – 5:00 pm  Q&A Discussion and Closing Remarks

Discussant: Chanon Praepipatmongkol (PhD student, History of Art Department, University of Michigan)