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Discipline and Doctrine

Graduate Symposium

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Friday, October 23, 2015 – 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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The Art History Graduate Student Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with the Digital Humanities Working Group, is pleased to present 'Discipline and Doctrine,' an inter-disciplinary graduate symposium in honor of Professor Peter B. Hales (1950-2014). Hales was a thirty-year veteran of the Department of Art History at UIC. His expansive, award-winning scholarship on the history of photography and popular culture influenced generations of students and professors, especially with regard to a healthy disregard for the established boundaries of the discipline. 


9:00 - Coffee

9:30 - Welcome: Deepthi Murali, UIC

9:45-11:30: Panel 1: Structure and Spontaneity. Moderator: Professor Blake Stimson, UIC

  • “Learning from Ant Farm’s Truckin’ University,” Hallie Scott, Graduate Center, CUNY
  • “Wall Street, Occupied:
 Dennis Oppenheim’s Stock Exchange Transplant,” Randall Edwards, Graduate Center, CUNY
  • “I’m not selling bread, I’m selling yeast” – Art and politics in the Situationist International,” Siobhan Angus, York University

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Performance: Kelly Lloyd, “Proposal Paper”

1:00-2:45: Panel 2: Post-Medium, Post-Discipline. Moderator: Professor Hannah Higgins, UIC

  • “ ‘A Streak of Non-Purity’ : The sites of Walter de Maria’s Chicago Project/Art by Telephone, 1967/1968/1969,” Amanda Dalla Villa Adams PhD student Virginia Commonwealth University
  • “Gesamtkunstwerk, Electrified: Raoul Hausmann and the Synesthetic Prosthetic,” Hannah Kahng, University of California, Los Angeles
  • “Art Criticism Drunk on Nature: Clement Greenberg and Lawrence Alloway’s Pastoral Bacchanalia of the Senses,” Becky Bivens, UIC

2:45: Break

3:00-4:30: Panel 3: State Museums and Global Exhibitions: Contemporary Figurations of Nationality and Architecture. Moderator: Ömür Harmanşah, UIC

  • Making the Land Legible: Landscape and Sovereignty in the Panorama 1915 Museum,” Isaac Hand, New York University
  • “The ‘Biennial’-ization of Architecture: The Case of Chicago,” Javairia Shahid, UIC

4:30-5:30: Closing Reception: Drinks will be served.