Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium

April 11, 2015 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Matt Mullican Performance: Under Hypnosis, The Kitchen, New York, 1982. © Paula Court
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the public
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Please join us for the thesis presentations of candidates in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. 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.

The presentations offer candidates an opportunity to think aloud in front of their peers, faculty, and community and the audience to ask questions about the research in progress.

Thesis Symposium Schedule

10 a.m. | Introduction

10:15 a.m. | Session 1 Location, Location, Location

Courtney Carrino: Social Media, Art, and Curatorial Practice
Roxanne Burton: Exhibition Space as Site: Rice Gallery, Houston and Suyama Space, Seattle
Kathryn Crocker: Stillness as a Strategy for Political Resistance in the Early Performances of Bonnie Sherk

11:40 a.m. | Session 2: On Discourse

Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción: From Thanatophilia to Necropolitics: On the work of SEMEFO and Teresa Margolles, 1990-Now
Rui Tang: Between Three Spheres: The Expanding and Shifting Notion of Jia in the Work of Song Dong
Alia Al-Sabi: Trojan Horse: Exhibition Making in the Practice of Forensic Architecture

1 p.m. | Intermission

1:45 p.m. | Session 3: Politics and Hypnosis

Caitlin Burkhart: Fred Lonidier: Artist as Unionist
Amelia Brod: Art and Community Organizing at the Queens Museum
Dinçer Şirin: Matt Mullican: Entering the Picture

Image Credit: Matt Mullican Performance: Under Hypnosis, The Kitchen, New York, 1982. © Paula Court