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Making Space Program

A Graduate Conference on the Shifting Concept of Space in Studies of Art and Visual Culture

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11-12 March 2011

Concordia University
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, EV-1.615
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West (Guy-Concordia metro station)
Montreal, Quebec


FRIDAY, 11 MARCH 2011
EV-1.615

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Registration and Coffee

3:30 – 3:45 pm
Welcome Remarks


3:45 – 5:30 pm
Nazis, Parks, Bastide Towns and N. E. Thing Co.: An Overture

Moderator: Dr. Catherine MacKenzie, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

Le regard du IIIe Reich: image et politique spatiale d’exploration
Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande
Candidat à la maîtrise en étude des arts, l'Université du Québec à Montréal

Commodifying the Landscape: Issues of Space, Ownership and Heritage in the Case Study of Mont-Orford National Park
Jessica Darveau and Caroline Beaudoin
MA students, Art History, Concordia University

“On Earth as It Is in Heaven”: The Creation of the Bastide Towns of Southwest France
M. Jordan Love
PhD student, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

“Not Written On By History, Empty as Paper”: Reconsidering the North in N.E. Thing Co.
Devon Smither
PhD student, Department of Art, University of Toronto


5:30 – 6:30 pm
Break


6:30 – 8:00 pm
Keynote Address

Dead Zones and Degenerate Spaces: Photography, Time, and Trans/National Flows
Dr. Kirsten Emiko McAllister
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Simon Fraser University


SATURDAY, 12 MARCH 2011
EV-1.605


8:30 – 9:00 am
Coffee


9:00 – 10:30 am
Classicisms and Space Revisited

Moderator: Luke Nicholson, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, Concordia University

drawing/ queer/ space/
Chris Campe
MA student, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Golden Boy: Place and Power in Diana Thorneycoft’s Auditions for Eternal Youth
Michelle Bauldic
PhD student, Department of Canadian Studies, Carleton University

Social Structure and Identity from within the Roman Domus
Annie Stott
MA student, Department of Art History, Brigham Young University


10:30 – 10:45 am
Coffee & Snacks


10:45 – 12:15 pm

Public Spaces, Public Art

Moderator: Dr. Anne Whitelaw, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

Forgotten Pasts of Place Royale: Institutional Shaping of Public Memory
Jessa Alston-O'Connor
MA student, Department of Art History, Concordia University

The Art Gallery of Windsor’s Trip to the Mall: cultural values examined through changing spaces
Johanna Plant
PhD student, Department of Art, Queen’s University

Extrapolating Space: Ideology, Politics and Conflict in the Philips Pavilion, Brussels Expo
Michelle Wong
MA student in History of Art, Couratuld Institute of Art


12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch for Participants
Art History Seminar Room


1:30 – 3:00 pm
Photography and Film: A Spatial Capture

Moderator: Dr. Johanne Sloan, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

“Housecleaning Day”: The Uses of Photography in Interpreting the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
Anna-Sophia Zingarelli
MA student, Department of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Le cinéma québécois : un synopsis de l’organisation des espaces ruraux, urbains et périurbains
Daniel Naud
Candidat à la maîtrise, département de géographie, Université de Montréal

The Reception of Rachel Whiteread’s House (1993-1994)
Courtney Thompsont
MA student, Department of Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


3:00 – 3:15 pm
Coffee & Snacks


3:15 – 4:45 pm
Religious Spaces, Holy Places

Moderator: Dr. Loren Lerner, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Art History, Concordia University

A Chronotopic Textile of Brick: Space and/as Time in the Xiuding Monastery Pagoda
Phillip Bloom
PhD student, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Imaginative Journeys through Space: Pilgrimage and Printmaking in the Renaissance
Susanne McColeman
PhD student, Department of Art History, Queen’s University

Crisis of Space in the City of God? Mansions for the Bishops and Squeezing Holes for the Laity
Nicola Sinclair
MA student, Department of Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University


4:45 – 5:00 pm
Coffee & Snacks


5:00 – 6:30 pm
Colonial and Post-Colonial Understandings of Space

Moderator: Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

Ângela Ferreira’s Maison Tropicale: The Aesthetics of Space at the Intersection of Architecture, Sculpture and the Colonial
Fiona Allen
PhD student, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

The Living Monument: A Consideration of the Politics of Indigenous Representation and Historical Public Monuments in Quebec
Sarah Wilkinson
MA student, Department of Art History, Concordia University

The Re-Production of Space in Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscape
Sheena Ellison
PhD student, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University


6:30 – 8:00 pm
Conference closing reception
11th floor, EV building