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Aegis 3rd Biennial Symposium on Art History and Visual Culture

Taking the ‘s’ out of Craft" is the Aegis 3rd Biennial Symposium on Art History and Visual Culture co-sponsored by the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC). Lydia Matthew will present the keynote address, "Craft Matters: Exchanging Knowledge in the Wake of Globalization." Matthews is Professor of Visual Culture and Director of the Curatorial Design Research Lab at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, where she served as Dean of Academic Programs from 2006-2011. Trained as a contemporary art historian at UC, Berkeley and the University of London's Courtauld Institute, she worked as a cultural activist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, founding the graduate program in Visual Critical Studies and co-directing the MFA Fine Arts program at California College of the Arts. Through international teaching, curating, and publishing, she explores how artists, artisans, designers, multi-disciplinary scholars and students can work together to foster democratic debates in the public sphere, and focuses on critical craft practices that inspire intimate community interactions. As a 2012 Fulbright Fellow, she co-curated various socially-engaged projects in Greece, Turkey and the Republic of Georgia, highlighting and catalyzing local responses to social and ecological crises resulting from globalization.

What
  • Conference
When Feb 23, 2013
from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Where Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
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Contact Phone 502-852-6794
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Aegis, the association of graduate students from the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville presents the Aegis' 3rd Biennial Symposium in conjunction with the exhibit "Taking the 's' Out of Craft" at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.  The exhibit will run at KMAC from February 15 - March 24. 

Lydia Matthews Keynote Speaker Lydia Matthews

Symposium Details:

A continental breakfast will be served at KMAC at 9:30am

Session I:

10:00am 

Traversing Boundaries: Cultural Philanthropy and the Craft of Mary Seton Watts, presented by Katie Tuft, PhD Student, University of Washington

Traditional and Modern Bilum in Papua New Guinea: A Shift from Bodily Extension to Cultural Bridge, presented by Justina Yee, MA Student, Indiana University, Bloomington

Why Clay: Material as Experience, presented by Elizabeth Di Donna, MFA Student, Florida State University

Lunch:

12:30 - 2:00pm 

For attendees who pre-ordered a meal, boxed lunches including a sandwich, pickle, potato chips, and a drink will be served.

Session II:

2:00pm

Wallace Mitchell and the Challenge of Craft, presented by Chad Alligood, PhD Student, Art History, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Haptic Rainbow: Installing Craft in the Work of Gabriel Dawe, Zoe Samels, MA Student, Art History, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

More is Less: The Domestic Sublime in Liza Lou's Kitchen, presented by Sara Christensen Blair, PhD Candidate, Institute of Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts

Lecture and Reception:

4:30pm

Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Culture and Director of Curatorial Design Research Lab at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, will present the keynote address: Craft Matters: Exchanging Knowledge in the Wake of Globalization.

A reception and opening of the exhibit Taking the 's' Out of Craft will follow the lecture at 6:00pm and run until 8:00pm.

Levy

Bette Levy, Scythe, 2011, Vintage scythe, synthetic cord, Paverpol, crochet

Registration:  The event is free but pre-registration is required, via Eventbrite (http://aegis_symposium.eventbrite.com).  People can attend without pre-registering but the cost is $6 (free to KMAC members and UofL students with id).  Boxed lunches can also be purchased on the website. Pre-registration closes on Tuesday, February 19.

Parking and Transportation:  There are several parking lots close to KMAC.  The Science Center lot is behind the museum, on River Road and 8th Street ($5).  Others can be found at Main and 8th ($8.75), Main and 6th ($8.75) and Market and 8th by Glassworks ($3).  A parking map can be found here: http://www.ncsl.org/LinkClick.aspxfileticket=nEX%2FPAZhxuY%3D&tabid=19829

For those wishing to take TARC, several buses stop close to KMAC.  For routes and schedules, please visit: http://ridetarc.org/

 

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