Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium

April 6, 2013 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

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Candidates in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice offer presentations of their thesis work to their peers, advisors, and community.

Representing the culmination of a year of study, research, thinking, and writing at the cutting edge of the curatorial field, these theses engage a diverse range of subjects, including the lecture-performances of the Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué, the recent remodel of the Oakland Museum of California, and an unrealized exhibition planned by the Mexican curator Fernando Gamboa.

11:00 a.m.: Introduction

11:15 a.m. Session One -- The Space Between: Reinventing the Role of the Institution

Heidi Rabben: Spaces of Experimentation: Olafur Eliasson and the Institut für Raumexperimente
Jenna Hans: Displays of Engagement: Renovating the Oakland Museum of California

12:15 p.m. Session Two -- Against, Across, Around: Revisiting the History of Exhibitions

Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio: The Olmec Head, Two Recordings, and an Unrealized Exhibition: Fernando Gamboa’s Museum of Solidarity
Cecilia Adwell: Outing the Inside: A History of Biased Inclusion at the Whitney Biennial

1:15 p.m. Intermission

2:00 p.m. Session Three - -Plastic Factories and Pixelated Revolutions: Reanimating the Essay

Antonia Marsh: The Ontology of the Image in Digital Video Essays by Seth Price and Oliver Laric
Jesi Khadivi: Images are Demanding: Rabih Mroué and the Borders of the Essay Form