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UCLA Graduate Student Symposium: Sense-ability: Multi-perceptual Encounters with Art

Saturday Oct 26, 2013 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM This is a past program

Sense-Ability provides a forum for emerging scholars to explore the idea of multiperceptual experiences in art and culture. Henry John Drewal, the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, delivers the keynote address. The symposium includes papers by graduate students in diverse fields from across the country.

Program runs from 9am-6pm.


10:00AM: Opening Remarks

10:30AM: Religion and Extra-Visuality

Robert E. Gordon, University of Arizona
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya Which Liberates Upon Seeing

Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo, University of California, Berkeley
Bodily Interaction and Memory (Dis)location: Gade’s Prayer Wheels (2010) Installation

Nathan S. Dennis, Johns Hopkins University
Per visibilia ad invisibilia: Carnal and Spiritual Vision in the Early Christian Baptisteries

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: The Body and Technology

Erin McClenathan, University of Georgia
The Sensorium Mechanized: On Montage Structures in Germaine Krull’s Métal and Joris Ivens’ De Brug

Jill Holaday, University of Iowa
Zero Art: from the Postwar Collective to the Postmodern Individual

Joanna Fiduccia, University of California, Los Angeles
The Body Electric: Raoul Hausmann’s Optophone and Prosthetic Sense

2:30pm: Coffee

3:00pm: Activating Perception Through Aesthetics

Eva Buchberger, University of Bern
Turning a Blind Eye: Negations of the Sense of Sight in Contemporary Installation and Performance Art

Megan Mastroianni, University of Southern California
Sensation in Body and Mind: Michael Heizer in Interfunktionen

William T. Gassaway, Columbia University
Flesh and Bone, Skinned and Sewn: Sacrifice and Synesthesia among the Aztecs

4:30pm: Keynote

Embodied Knowledge: Making Sense of Art
Henry John Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The AHGSA Symposium is funded by the UCLA Department of Art History, UCLA Council on Arts and Architecture, UCLA Friends of Art History, and the UCLA Graduate Students Association.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.