HASA Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Material and Process!

The History of Art Students’ Association (HASA) at the University of Toronto presents the Third Annual History of Art Undergraduate Conference on March 10th and 11th 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference is Back to Basics: Material and Process. The purpose of the conference is to engage in a discussion on the use and manipulation of materials and processes throughout history to create works of art and objects of material culture. For further information please visit our website: https://hasaconference.wordpress.com/

$5 ticket includes complimentary wine and lunch

Conference Programme 2017

March 10th, 2017: Keynote Address and Reception
Location: Emmanuel College, room 302

6:00pm-6:45pm: Registration

7:00pm-8:00pm: Keynote Address by Dr. Carl Knappett

8:00pm-10:00pm: Reception

March 11th, 2017: Conference
Location: Emmanuel College, room 119

9:00am-9:45am: Registration

10:00am-10:15: Opening Remarks

10:15am-11:15am: Panel 1
Reinterpreting Art Processes: Theories of Materiality
-So Yoon Ryu, “Painting Intuition, Painting Ideology: Kazimir Malevich and Geometric Abstraction”
-Philippe Depairon, “Photography matter(s): Processes and Rituals in Contemporary Photography”

11:15am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-12:45pm: Panel 2
Sacrosanct or Secular: Historical Influences on Artistic Practices
-Maya Wilson-Sanchez, “Photography as Resistance: Examining the Legacy of Qajar Photography in Shadi Ghadirian’s Qajar Series’
-Jacqueline Grassi, “The Viennese Secession and Identity Formation: Early Christian Ornamental Motifs in Gustav Klimt’s Visual Language”
-Alana Thyng, “Persian Patchwork: Safavid Velvet and Being-in-the-World”

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch

1:45pm-2:45pm: Panel 3
Materials of Mass Production and Commodity: Destabilizing Notions of Culture and Identity
-Nico Mara-McKay, “The Materiality of Meret Oppenheim’s Surrealist Objects”
-Talia Golland, “Irony in Green Neon: Illuminated signage as postcolonial intervention in the work of Leila Pazooki”

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:15pm: Panel 4
The Future of Art: Impending and Inevitable Displays of Modernity
-Maia Donnelly, “State of the Art”
-Kamal Fox, “What comes after The Next Rembrandt?”
-Abigail Espina, “The Internet as Mediation: A Critical Analysis of Metamodernism”

4:15pm-4:30pm: Closing Remarks

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