Symposium on the History of Art, April 11 & 12, 2008

24 03 2008

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All graduate students in the history of art, faculty members, and museum
staff members are cordially invited to attend the Symposium on the History
of Art, presented by The Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of
New York University, on Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12, 2008. No
reservations are necessary.

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The Symposium Programme:

Friday afternoon, April 11
At the Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street, New York

Mariska Gatha presiding

3:00
Welcome: Mariët Westermann, Director, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
University

3:10
Video Loops: Rethinking Narcissism in Video Practice
Jeremy Culler, Binghamton University

3:30
Invoking Charlie Chan: Basquiat’s Hornplayers as an Imprint of Racial
Tensions
Kenneth Hartvigsen, Boston University

3:50
“Traditional— Compositional, Pictorial, and Hierarchical”: Rasheed Araeen’s
Search for the Conceptual and the Political in British Sculpture
Courtney J. Martin, Yale University

4:10
4-Dimensional Crystals: Paul Sharits’s Flicker Films
William Smith, New York University

Intermission

Elisabeth Williams presiding

5:00
Constructing Amerika: The Role of Photography in Erich Mendelsohn’s
Photo Books
John P. Casey, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

5:20
Swastikas and Soap: Silvia Gruner’s The Birth of Venus
Jessica Horton, University of Rochester

5:40
Radical Reform and the Modern School in 1930s Mexico City
Kathryn E. O’Rourke, University of Pennsylvania

6:00
Reinventing Tradition in Japanese Architecture: Katsura (1960), a
photographic collaboration by Ishimoto Yasuhiro and Tange Kenzo
Yasufumi Nakamori, Cornell University

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Saturday morning, April 12
At The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, New York

Christina Neilson presiding

9:30
Coffee will be served in the Garden Court.

10:00
Welcome: Anne L. Poulet, Director, The Frick Collection

10:10
Ivory Women in the Neo-Assyrian Royal Court
Amy Gansell, Harvard University

10:30
Interior Motives: The Virgin abridera in the Iberian Peninsula
Melissa R. Katz, Brown University

10:50
A “Touching” Image: Andrea Mantegna’s Engraving of the Virgin and Child
Susannah Fisher, Rutgers University

11:10
Giovanni Bellini: The Sacred Dawn
Susannah Rutherglen, Princeton University

Intermission

Charlotte Vignon presiding

11:45
A Study in Temporality: The Role of the Vladimir Mother of God with Feasts
and Saints in the Rise of Sixteenth-Century Muscovy
Marie E. Gasper-Hulvat, Bryn Mawr College
12:05
The Tyranny of Usage and Claude Perrault’s Architectural Theory
Carolyn Yerkes, Columbia University

12:25
Readings and Misreadings: The William Morris Circle and The Prioress’s Tale
Wardrobe
Allison Stielau, The Bard Graduate Center

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Christina Neilson
Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow
The Frick Collection

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