Contemporary Art History: Rethinking the Familiar recognizes the scholarly achievement of senior undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University.
The 2016 Symposium features three independent research projects by students enrolled in HA 499, Senior Research/Professional Development. As the capstone experience for Art History and Visual Culture majors, HA 499 addresses career planning as well as engages students in the production of a substantial scholarly paper under the guidance of an art history faculty member.
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary Coffey
Thursday, December 1, 2016
MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room, 6pm
Friday, December 2
MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room, 1–3 PM
Dr. Susan J. Bandes
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Pleasurable Shame: The Feminist Work of Marilyn Minter
Contemporary Pakistani Miniature Paintings: Critiquing Western Exhibitions
VICTORIA LOUISE BONADIES
Valuing the Past, Present and Future: Perceptions of the Plaster Cast and the 3D Digital Copy
Comments and Questions
Dr. Mary Coffey
Image credits top to bottom
Karkhana 8, *Nusra Latif Qureshi, Saira Wasim, Talha Rathore, Imran Qureshi, Hasnat Mehmood, Aisha Khalid, 2003
Parthenon sculptures from the east pediment, 5th century BCE, British Museum
Tear Jerker, Marilyn Minter, 2004, C-print, detail
This event is designed to bring creative minds together and introduce the resources that the arts community at MSU has to offer. This year, Creative Collaboration will take the form of an arts festival! We are introducing student artist galleries, art activities, interactive booths, live performances and the chance to meet other students like you. With over 20 student creative organizations present, this event gives MSU students the chance to get involved and make a difference.
Every student at Michigan State University is aware of how big this school is. With over 600 student groups, it can be more than a little confusing and overwhelming to try and get involved or explore your interests when there’s so much information thrown at you on a daily basis, especially during Welcome Week. That’s why we created the MSU Arts Council and CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Now in its fourth year, CREATIVE COLLABORATION was formed under the idea of creating an arts-specific resource fair for new and returning students interested in pursuing creative endeavors and getting involved with the arts here at MSU, as well as creating a strong and collaborative arts community where groups can work together to create amazing events and establish long-term partnerships. Different groups from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, culture, and other art forms set up informational booths that showcase their work, activities, and events, meant to increase awareness and recruit new members. During the event, there are also numerous giveaways and awesome performances from the groups and fellow students. Whether you are looking for a networking opportunity, to improve your artistic skill set, or just for a creative outlet, CREATIVE COLLABORATION brings in groups that offer unique ways to engage with the arts and with MSU. Come out and join us, enjoy some live entertainment, meet new friends, and be a part of this amazing arts community. We hope to see you there!
Dr. Gabrielle Vail specializes in Mayan archaeology, epigraphy, and ethno-history. Deciphering indigenous astronomies and cosmologies as seen in pre-Hispanic Mayan texts and textile designs will be the focus of her talk. Vail is based at UNC, Chapel Hill where she is the Program Director for InHerit: Passed to Present in the Research Labs of Archaeology.
This lecture is additionally sponsored by the Abrams Planetarium, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.
Join MSU Assistant Professor of Art History, Tessa Paneth-Pollak (art.msu.edu/profile/paneth-pollak), to explore the ways artists rely on viewers to “fill in the blanks”. This talk will look at the cardboard reliefs of Dada artist Hans Arp in connection with works by Duchamp, Manzoni, Gober, and others from our current exhibition, The Transported Man. This event is part three of Seeing What Isn’t There, a three-part series running throughout September that investigates the many ways artists invoke the invisible, the unseen, and the hidden.
Learn more about The Transported Man: thetransportedman.broadmuseum.msu.edu/?p=the-transported-man
The Central and Western Michigan Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America welcomes Mark Aldenderfer to campus. Dr. Aldenderfer is an anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California, Merced.
Dr. Aldenderfer will be giving a free public talk entitled: Archaeological Encounters with Himalayan Vampires! Tales from the High Himalayas.
All cultures have tales of the undead, those dark creatures that live on blood, cause misfortune, and sap the vitality of the living. The people of the Himalayas know them—the sri—through their depredations, oral histories, folk tales, and religious tracts. We now know of them through archaeology. While studying the peopling of the Himalayas, our project uncovered evidence in a dark cave tomb high in the Himalayas of what may be the earliest manifestation—some 2300 years ago– of the sri. In a different cave tomb, we found evidence of a grisly exorcism, one designed to capture, then, destroy, the sri. So join me in exploring the caves and learning about some of the creatures that haunt the peoples of the High Himalayas.
Art Historian Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace specializes in the history of prints in eighteenth-century Spain and Mexico and the function of prints in the colonial context. A professor at the University of North Texas, she recently published Jeronimo Antonio Gil and the Spirit of the Spanish Enlightenment.
Our next exhibition at the MSU Union Art Gallery, Grand River, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Jeffery Evergreen. Evergreen recieved his MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook in 2014 and BFA from Michigan State University in 2004 with a concentration in Painting & Sculpture.
The circulation, remediation, and recombination of images is the current focus of Evergreen’s arts practice. He uses a combination of digital and print processes to deconstruct contemporary images and draw attention to the materials and processes used and invite viewers to reconsider their personal relationship with images, technology, and mass media. But rather than offering some ideologically over-simplified answer, he prefers that larger questions about meaning and cultural value persist, coming to the fore to initiate conversations in which a more broad and balanced understanding may be achieved.
Ahmed Ansari is a PhD candidate in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests intersect at the junction between design, cultural & media studies, and the philosophy of technology. Anasri is a member of the Decolonizing Design Collective, and publishes in the fields of decolonization, cultural theory, and design.
Dr. Joanna Grabski’s research addresses the intersection of urbanism and visual culture in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. Grabski is the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and recently published Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar. Grabski will present the keynote lecture for the 2017 Art History & Visual Culture Symposium.