Schedule

Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium 2018

The Art of Passage: Transnational Encounters and the Convergence of Cultures

Hart House, University of Toronto

March 9, 2018

8:45-9:15:

Registration

9:15-9:30:

Welcome and Introduction

Professor Carl Knappett (Chair, Department of Art), Rachel Dewan and Marina Dumont-Gauthier (Co-chairs, Symposium)

9:30-9:45:

Introductory Address

Dr. Claudio Palomares Salas (Queen’s University, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

 

9:45-11:00:

Session 1: Textiles and Fabrics

9:45-10:15:

Stephanie Gibson (University of Pennsylvania)

“The Same But Not Quite: An Exploration of the Mythology and Mimicry of the Bermudian Gombey Costume”

10:15-10:45:

Lauryn Smith (Case Western Reserve University)

“Fabricated Identity: The Re-use of Islamic Textiles by Austrian Habsburg Women”

10:45-11:00:

Break

11:00-12:00:

Session 2: Photography and Film

11:00-11:30:

Bruno Sinder (University of Western Ontario)

“Rituals of Belonging: Negotiating Identity Through Photography”

11:30-12:00:

Sasha Dilan Krugman (Columbia University)

“The Remake, The Hybrid and the Turkish Hero”

12:00-1:00:

Lunch

1:00-2:00:

Session 3: Art and Politics

1:00-1:30:

Francesca Ferrari (New York University)

Rufino Tamayo and the Cultural Politics of the Mexican Couple”

1:30-2:00:

Maria Dimitropoulos (Columbia University)

“Nation-Building in 20th Century Greece: Converging the Ancient with the Modern”

2:00-2:15:

Break

2:15-3:15:

Session 4: Migration and Movement

2:15-2:45:

Nicolas Holt (McGill University)

“Juan Downey’s Video Trans America: Topological Space and Cross-Cultural Contact”

2:45-3:15:

Andrew Gayed (York University)

Transnational Art Histories: Diasporas and the Islamicate

3:15-3:30:

Break

3:30-4:30:

Keynote Address:

Professor Iftikhar Dadi (Cornell University)

“Generative Encounters: South Asian Artists in the UK”

4:30-5:00:

Closing Remarks

5:00-7:00:

Reception

 

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