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Monday, May 12, 2014

Come See My MA Thesis Students Present Talks from Their Work

This Thursday, from ten am to five pm, the MA Thesis Symposium will take place in the Auditorium at the beautiful San Francisco Art Institute campus. Refreshments will be served and provocative conversations will be had.

9:45 Welcome and opening remarks from SFAI President Charles Desmarais and MA Program Chair, Claire Daigle

Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs, SFAI
10-11 Presentations
Ling Meng, Walls Have Been Built Today, Then What Is Happening Inside at Present? An investigation into Today Art Museum, China's Number One Private Contemporary Art Museum
Elana Bernnard, [  Insert Text Here  ] Pedagogical Intentions of the Museum/ Pedagogical Production of Producing Subjects
Jennifer Moreno, Queering the Dream: Immigrant Activism and Defending the Right to Dream Differently
Rhonda Pagnozzi, Experimental Utopias: An Investigation into Tactical Urbanism Through the Work of The Better Block Project
11-11:30 Q&A

Andrea Dooley, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, University of California at Davis
11:30-12:30 Presentations
Rachel Ralph, Skull Fucked: Power and Masculinity in Skateboard Graphic Design
Jessica Montgomery, Dirty Pretty Things: Confronting the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Excess in Fashion and Environmental Sustainability
Emily Reynolds, Freight and Fraught: Architecture and Influence in Mike Kelley and Chris Burden's 2013 Retrospectives
Monica Vazquez, In or Out, but Always Chilango. An analysis of Mexico’s city contemporary art scene, through the life and work of Dr. Lakra and Gabriel Orozco
12:30-1:00 Q&A

1:00-2:00 Lunch

Rachel Schreiber, Dean of Academic Affairs, SFAI
2-3 Presentations
Geoffrey Traxler, Paris Petrified and the Kiss of Displaced Things; or, The Lamp and The Mirror
Louis Vargas, A Pageant of Photography: Modern Photography through the Eyes of Ansel Adams
Soyi Kim, Facing the Effaced Photographs: Indelible Ignorance on Illicit Subjects of History
Sharrissa Iqbal, Forms of Reality: Perceptual and Spiritual Dimensions of John McCracken’s Sculpture
3-3:30 Q&A

Sampeda Aranke, Ph.D. in Performance Studies, University of California at Davis
3:30-4:30 Presentations
April Marie Dean, Honey Under the Tongue: Performing Intimacy in the Relationship Between Artists and Audiences
Ouater Sand, Sweetness Is a Simple Citizen, Lê Huy Hoàng’s Installation Works as Examples of Vietnamese Hybrid Art
Noemi Szyller, The Survivor’s Word Displayed and Displaced: The Memoir, Representation and Mediated Experience in Holocaust Museums
Clea Laurent Massiani, Ipso Factish: Exploration of the Museum of Jurassic Technology
4:30-5 Q&A

Reception in Café Courtyard to follow.


Joseph Homer said...

I would love to come, but I no longer reside in the bay. Know if any will be webcasted/podcasted/posted online in paper format?


(p.s. lovvvving On I want to read some Jefferson)


Dale Carrico said...

Usually the symposium is recorded and eventually available -- I'll link.

And don't forget to be the revolution while you're reading it.

Joseph Homer said...