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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Come See My Wonderful MA Students Present Their Projects in SFAI's Annual Symposium


Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, 2013
10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Chestnut Street Lecture Hall

Thesis Presentations
Graduating students in SFAI’s Master of Arts programs in Exhibition and Museum Studies, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Urban Studies, and the MA/MFA Dual Degree will present selections of their completed Master’s theses in a two-day-long public event. Engaging a diverse and interdisciplinary range of topics across global contemporary art practices, the MA Thesis Symposium represents the capstone of a two-year process of research, critical inquiry, and writing.

MA Thesis Symposium Schedule

Monday, May 13

9:45-10:00 AM
Coffee/Light Breakfast

10:00-10:15 AM
Claire Daigle, Director of MA Programs
Opening Remarks and Introductions


Joël Frudden
The Grounds of War

Zach Mitlas
Performative Pictures: Experience in Still Life Painting as a Product of Bedeviled Temporality

Orlando Lacro
Structurally American, Foreign in Detail:  The Context of Contemporary Filipino-American Art

Saher Sohail
Chorr Dau Jidhwal:  Permeating the Boundaries of Pakistan through the Neo Miniature

12:00-1:00 PM

1:00-2:15 PM

Christina Elliott
Cracked Aura: The Delegation of Relics

Suzanne Minatra
The Articulated Book: Discovering a New Book Medium Based on the Interplay between Page- and Screen-Based Reading

Sarah Nantais
Thomas Kinkade and “The Village” in Vallejo, CA:  Revitalizing Contemporary Suburbs through Branding Strategies and the Visual Arts
2:15-2:30 PM

2:30-4:00 PM

Malic Amalya
Divine Abjection: Queer Bodily Tactics in Experimental Film, John Waters, George Kuchar, Jennifer Reeder, & Zackary Drucker

Ariel Zaccheo
In the Temple of the Screen: Religiosity and Ritual in Cult Cinema

Aimee Harlib
Incendiary Images: A Reading of Radical AIDS Activism through Punk Aesthetics, San Francisco, 1979-Present

Angelica Jardini
The Rhetorical Slut: Politics of Sexuality and Gender in Feminist Performance

Tuesday, May 14

9:45-10:00 AM
Coffee/Light Breakfast

10:00-12:00 PM

Regina Velasco
Mobile Mexico: Street Level Citizenship

Martin Strickland
The Conversation Continues:  Dialogue Created through Digital Technology and Media within Museums

Stephanie Tran
The Ubiquitous Apple Product: Negotiating Curatorial Strategies in Exhibitions of Architecture and Design

Carolyn Jean Martin
Negro Expositions:  Portrait Photography in the Nineteenth And Twenty-First Centuries

12:00-1:00 PM

1-2:30 PM

Zoe Martell
Brass Monkey Wrench in the Gears: Streampunk’s Trickster

Danielle Gravon
Playing with Text: Tactility and Wonder in The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer

Amy Mutza
Unruly Threads, Queer Handicrafts

2:30-3:00 PM

3:00-4:00 PM

Carlos Garcia-Montero
The Myth/The Ghost: The Spectral Presence of Tino Sehgal

Manuela Ochoa Ronderos
The Uninhabited Stages/Los Escenarios Inhabitados: Stepping into Feliza Bursztyn’s House

Kira Dralle
My Body Knows Unheard-of Songs: The Sexed Body in New Music Performance Practice

Reception in the Café Courtyard

1 comment:

Joseph Homer said...

I came the other day, but only to the monday afternoon ones; I especially liked the Kinkade presentation, and now I want to crash their bucolic pads. I wanted to say hello too, but I was too nervous, so I left instead. But great work all around!