Conference 2017

Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space

Western University: Graduate Conference, February 8th and 9th, 2018

John Labatt Visual Arts Centre

The Graduate Students of Art History and Visual Arts would like to announce a graduate student conference titled Inward<->Outward: (De)Constructing Experiences in Public Space. The conference will consist of discussion panels that consider these themes (below) and provide a multi-disciplinary approach to these subjects. Talks will range from 15-20 minutes, followed by a discussion period. 

Topics range from:
• Film as Space
• Bodies in Museums
• The Female Body: Agency and the Public Space
• Street Art
• The Exploitation of the Spectacle of Disaster & Suffering
• Digital Images and Nationalism Through Circulation
• Place/No Place - Thing/No Thing
• Archiving the Public and the Personal
• Negotiating Identity Through the Image
• Queer Theory and Space

In conjunction with the conference, MFAs and Studio PhDs will be conducting Open Studios as well as an Exhibition in the ArtLAB Gallery.

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