Global Aesthetics: Intersecting Culture, Theory, Practice conference

The Society for the Humanities & Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor Conference

October 15

9 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome

Timothy Murray (director, Society for the Humanities)

Peter Jemison (artist and manager, Ganondagan Historic Site, Seneca Nation)

9:30 a.m. 

Art Between Global Media and the Urban Subaltern, Iftikhar Dadi (chair, Department of Art, Cornell University) 

Mirage-discussed public property in Taiwan, Yao Jui-Chung (Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taiwan Normal University) 

10:45 a.m.

Entanglement: Notes Towards dOCUMENTA (13),Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (artistic director, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany)   

11:45 a.m. Lunch break

1 p.m. 

Familiar/Memorable, Grace Quintanilla (director, Pedro Meyer Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico)

Performing Indigeneity at the Venice and Sydney Biennale: Rebecca Belmore, James Luna and Skeena Reece, Jolene Rickard (associate professor, Society for the Humanities/Art, History of Art and Visual Studies, American Indian Program, Cornell University)

2:15 p.m.

Red and Green Stars in Broad Daylight: Syrian-Soviet Journeys Through Cinema, Kay Dickinson (fellow, Society for the Humanities/ Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, London) 

Lost Objects: The Museum of Cinema, Sharon Willis (professor, Art History and Visual Culture, University of Rochester)

3:45 p.m.

Quasi-Collaboration and the Poetics of Pedophilia in Bang on A Can's 'House in Bali' (2010), Andrew McGraw (fellow, Society for the Humanities/Music, University of Richmond)

Contemporary "Islamic" Art: Western Curatorial Politics of Representation in Post 9/11, Salah Hassan (professor, Art History and Africana Studies, Cornell University)

5:15 p.m. Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Global Aesthetics and Its Discontents, Bruno Bosteels (professor, Society for the Humanities/Romance Studies, Cornell University)

6:45 p.m. Reception, A. D. White House

October 16

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m.

Ousmane Sembene: Disalienating Modernity, Akinwumi Adesokan (assistant professor, Comparative Literature, Indiana University)

Photography of the Governed: Photo-Graphic Reason and the Theory of the African State, Jennifer Bajorek (fellow, Society for the Humanities/Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, London)

11 a.m. 

Why Chinese Art Still Needs Realism, Shin-Yi Yang (curator, Beautiful Asset Management, Beijing)

A Chinese Sculptor's Story, Sui Jianguo (Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)

12:30 p.m. Lunch


2 p.m.

Sight/Site Lines: Seeing Beyond the Surface, Brenda L. Croft (Indigenous Art Culture & Design, University of South Australia) 

On Postcolonial Urban Garrison Architecture, Tejumola Olaniyan (Louis Durham Mead Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

3:15 p.m. 

The Baroque Tsunami: an Incident-Analysis of Neo-Baroque Form, Gregg Lambert (project director, the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor)

Invisible Dynamics: World as Interaction Process, Yukiko Shikata (director, Media Art Consortium, Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo)

4:45 p.m. Roundtable

Naoki Sakai (professor, Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University); Karen Pinkus (professor, Romance Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University); Patricia Zimmermann (professor, FLEFF/Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, Ithaca College)

Cosponsored by the Society for the Humanities, the Humanist Foundation, Rose Goldsen Lecture Series, Departments of Art and History of Art, Institute for Comparative Modernities, and the journal Diacritics.

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