Whether through collaboration, social organizing, community sharing and exhibition, or acts of bringing people together, the nature of art is centered on collective activities.
This concept is the core of the University of Arizona’s upcoming Art History Symposium on Friday, March 17, and will also be highlighted in a juried exhibit, “Collective,” held in the Palo Verde Gallery in the Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory.
The exhibit is supported by the School of Art’s Graduate Council and the Art History Graduate Student Association.
Thursday, March 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Collective Opening Reception
Palo Verde Gallery, within Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory, 1231 N. Fremont Ave. Food, refreshments.
Friday, March 17
University of Arizona Museum of Art
Welcome from University of Arizona School of Art
Colin Blakely, Director
9:15- 10:00 a.m. Session 1
Gabriel Quick, Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University
The Lower East Side is Not for Sale: Political Art Documentation/Distribution’s Anti-Gentrification Projects, 1983-1984
Bentley Brown, Ph.D. Fellow, The Institute of Fine Art at New York University
‘It was like Shangri-la’: Frederick J. Brown, 120 Wooster Street, and Black creatives of New York’s ‘Downtown Scene’, 1970-1989
10:00-10:30 a.m. Questions & Answers
Palo Verde Gallery (Graduate Art Studios)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00- 2:15 p.m. Session 2
Shen Qu, Ph.D. Student, Arizona State University
Artistic Education as a political strategy, the social function of Art in premodern China
Sedona Heidinger, Ph.D. Student, University of Arizona
Transcending Collectivity: The Writings of the Transcendental Painting Group
Barbie Kim, M.A. Student, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University
Unionize Architects: Organizing Collective Architectural Labor
2:15-2:45 p.m. Questions & Answers
3:00-4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gregory Sholette
Professor of Art and Art Theory Queens College, CUNY