Art and politics are contested and overlapping fields that are complexly manifested in the theory and artwork of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists. This symposium seeks to investigate artists’ attempts to deploy art as a means of political force and to critically engage with radically changing conditions of modern and contemporary life. This tradition stretches across media and time, from the visual strategies of the historical avant-garde in the early twentieth century to more recent artistic work emerging in opposition to globalism, and the ensuing political, economic, and military domination of the new world’s super-powers.
Selected from an international pool of applicants, six graduate students will present their papers at the symposium.
Keynote address: Friday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Director, Human Rights Project, and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Bard College
Symposium: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Founder’s Room, sixth floor
David E. Little, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, The Museum of Modern Art
Tom Williams, Stony Brook University
“Lipstick Ascending: Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art, and the Cultural Revolution”
Taína B. Caragol, The Graduate Center, CUNY
“Hemispheric Tendencies: The Display of Latin American Abstract and Perceptual Art at the Center for Inter-American Relations (1967–1977)”
Luke Skrebowski, Middlesex University, England
“All Systems Go: Recovering Hans Haacke’s Systems Art”
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Associate Professor, Modern and Contemporary American and European Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
Irmgard Emmelhainz, University of Toronto
“Jean-Luc Godard’s Militant Filmmaking Between Breton’s Objective Engagement and Sartre’s Engaged Activism (1967–1974)”
Taro E. F. Nettleton, University of Rochester
“An Adult is Being Beaten: Infantility, Development, and Power in Shuji Terayama’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup”
Emily Liebert, Columbia University
“Mapping Alternatives: The Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Politics of Neutrality”
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Warwick University
Please join us for a reception following the symposium.
Presenters were selected from an international pool of applicants by an advisory committee consisting of:
- Claire Bishop, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Warwick University
- Salah Hassan, Director, Africana Studies and Research Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Art History at Cornell University
- Branden Joseph, Associate Professor, Modern and Contemporary American and European Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
From The Museum of Modern Art:
- Amy Horschak, Educator, Department of Education
- David E. Little, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, Department of Education
- Joachim Pissarro, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture
- Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs
Symposium organized by:
- Amy Horschak, Educator, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art
- David E. Little, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art
Both events are open to the public and will take place at The Museum of Modern Art, on Friday in Titus 2 and on Saturday in the sixth-floor Founder’s Room. Tickets can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the Film and Media desk at The Museum of Modern Art or online at www.ticketweb.com/.
The Museum of Modern Art’s
Third Annual International
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