History of Art and Architecture

The Place of the Image: Global Connections, Local Affiliations


Thursday, October 14, 2010 (All day) to Saturday, October 16, 2010 (All day)

This symposium aims to explore the relationship between image and place across different time periods and geographic locations. The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Grant Kester (art historian and critic, and current Chair of Visual Arts at the University of California San Diego), who is currently at the forefront of scholarship on socially engaged art practices. His keynote address "Blindness and Insight: The Suffering Body in Sierra and Riis" is scheduled for Friday, October 15 (12.00-1.00pm, CMA Theater).

The symposium will coincide with opening festivities for the exhibition Ordinary Madness at Carnegie Museum of Art, including a screening of Harry Smith’s film, “Heaven and Earth Magic” (1957-1962) with live musical accompaniment.

More information about the symposium can be found here