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MA Thesis Symposium

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MA Thesis Symposium

800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco , CA 94133
May 7th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfai.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Financial District/Wharf
EMAIL:  
admissions@sfai.edu
PHONE:  
415 749 4500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 11-7; Wed-Sat 11-6; Open until 7:30 pm on lecture nights
TAGS:  
symposium

DESCRIPTION

Graduating students in SFAI’s Master’s of Art 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 day-long public event. Engaging a diverse range of topics across global contemporary art practices, the MA Thesis Symposium represents the capstone of a two-year long process of research, critical inquiry, and writing. 

MA Thesis Symposium Schedule

9:45-10:00 Coffee/Light Breakfast

10:00-10:30 Opening Remarks and Introductions – Claire Daigle, MA Program Director

10:30-12:00 Presentations

  • Nadia Khismatulina, Crude Politics: Post-Soviet Sites of Aesthetic Radicalism
  • Sheeka Arbuthnot, WHERE? THERE. ANA MENDIETA. Citing Performance/Performing Citation Across Contemporary Cuban Conceptual Art
  • Hadass Mor Gerson, Re-illumiNATIONS: Political Imagination in Contemporary Visual Art at the 54th Venice Biennale

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Presentations

  • Emily Shallman, Reaching for the Arts: Unequal Access in Contemporary Arts Education
  • Candace Cui, Bridging the GAP: Audience Interaction in the Digital Age and the Google Art Project
  • Alicia Soja, Raiders, Erasures, and Crusaders: The Collection, Re-Collection, and Constitution of Iraq’s Cultural Heritage

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Presentations

  • Rebecca D. Ahrens, Hotel Stationary: Hospitality and Contemporary Art
  • Cole M. Robbins, Volatile Traversal: Explorations of Home and Body Bound by Recollection

4:00-5:30 Reception in the Café Courtyard