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SINGULIER PLURIEL: COLLECTIVITY, COMMUNITY, ENGAGEMENT

8th Annual Art History Graduate Student Association Conference

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EXHIBITION  1 + 1 Equals Eleven

Vernissage March 6, 2014 at 6 PM

Art History Vitrine, 3rd floor, 1515 Ste-Catherine Street West, Concordia University

1 + 1 Equals Eleven (February 14 - March 15, 2014) comprises 221 artworks produced by two artists and one curator in a limited amount of time. Inspired by keynote speaker Micah Lexier’s curated exhibition One, And Two, And More Than Two (2013-14), the project is an experiment in inter-departmental collaboration under arbitrary organizational constraints. The resulting vitrine artworks attest to creative exhaustion, productive disagreements and Jean-Claude Van Damme-style hubris. Featuring works by Matthew Palmer and Timothée Messeiller. Curated by Nancy Webb. With special thanks to Emily Bergsma.

 

All sessions take place in the York Amphitheatre (EV 1.605)

Concordia University, 1515 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 2014

3:00 PM - Welcoming Remarks

3:10 PM - PHOTO-PERFORMANCE

Moderated by: Dr. Martha Langford, Research Chair and Director, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art

“Solo Performance as Radical Being-With in Bonnie Sherk’s Sitting Still and Public Lunch”
Rebecca Giordano, M.A. Candidate, Art History
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

“De l’image-objet aux images-choses : la photographie d’art actuel en régime de pluralité”
Daniel Fiset, Candidate au doctorat, Histoire de l’art et Études cinématographiques
Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

4:15 PM - Break

4:30 PM - COMMUNITY / COMMUNAUTÉ

Moderated by: Dr. Nicola Pezolet, Assistant Professor

“What of the We: Communitarian Trends in the Art of 1970s Los Angeles”
Rebecca S. Lowery, PhD Candidate, Art History
NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, New York, NY

“Rehausser le singulier pour tous – Une analyse comparative des portraits d’artistes de Sam Tata et Gabor Szilasi”
Adeline Paradis-Hautcoeur, M.A. Candidate, Art History
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

5:40 PM - Break

6:00 PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Moderated by: Dr. Kristina Huneault, Concordia Research Chair in Art History

“More Than Two” by Micah Lexier, Artist and Curator

“More Than Two” will be an illustrated talk focusing on Lexier’s collaborative  projects. Lexier has a long tradition of involving others in the making of his work – he has collaborated with family members, with his friend’s kids, with students, with writers, with visual artists, and with the general public. Lexier will discuss his interest in making collective portraits, the most recent of which was his massive curatorial undertaking, One, and Two, and More Than Two (2013-2014). The exhibition, presented at The Power Plant, consisted of 221 objects by 101 artists/duos/collectives.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 2014

8:30 AM  - COFFEE

9:00 AM - NETWORK / RÉSEAU

Moderated by: Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim, Academic Director, Art History Cooperative Education Program

“A Language of Things: Art and the Aesthetics of Networked Ontology”
Samuel Jacobson,  SMArchS Graduate, History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

“Khirkee Yaan: Love thy Neighbor?”
Sophia Powers, PhD candidate, Art History
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

“The Politics of Ecstasy: Rave Culture and Nancy's Inoperative Community”
Matthew Lilko, Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural Studies
Trent University, Peterborough, ON

10:30 AM - COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM - LOCALITY / LOCALITÉ

Moderated by: Dr. Cynthia Hammond, Chair of the Department of Art History

“OFF the Wall of Femmes: Subculture, Feminism, and Protest in Montreal Street Art”
Kelly Mary O’Brien, Independant U.S. Fulbright Student, Fine Arts Department
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

“Maille à Part: Weaving Ritual Protests in Public Spaces”
Camille Bédard, M.A. Candidate, School of Architecture
McGill University, Montreal, QC

“Les dynamiques au sein d'un laboratoire de création collective cinématographique”
Radhanath Gagnon, PhD Candidate, Communication, profil recherche-création
Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

12:30 PM  - LUNCH 

2:00 PM - CONSULTATION

Moderated by: Dr. Catherine MacKenzie, Professor

“Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States: Rick Lowe and Ongoing Residency”
Cara Jordan, PhD Candidate, Art History
City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY

“To Become Our Own Un-Makers: Growth through Destruction and Community through Conflict”
Julynn Wilderson, M.F.A. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Acts of Consultation: Interactions with the South Asian Community of the GTA in the Development of Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts and the Museum of Found Objects”
Rajee Paña Jeji Shergill, M.A. Candidate, Art History
Concordia University, Montreal, QC

3:30 PM - COFFEE BREAK

3:45 PM - PERSPECTIVE

Moderated by: Dr. Steven Stowell, Assistant Professor

“La République: The Female Body as Political Allegory in Late 19th Century France”
Thea Smolinski, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts
New York University, New York, NY

“Lothar Osterburg’s Imagining New York: A Social Feeling”
Francesca Balboni, M.A. Candidate, Art History
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

“The Other White Cube: Navigating the Politics of Hospital Art”
Alexandra Kirsh, Curatorial Assistant
Heritage Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC

5:15 PM - CLOSING RECEPTION (EV 8.775)