McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History will present "Art Power: Land, Labor, and Living in Moments of Crisis – A Creative Time Satellite Cross-Disciplinary Biennial Conference" a two-day cross-disciplinary biennial conference organized by Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of modern and contemporary art history and theory at McDaniel. Galliera also serves as the director of the College’s Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, an exhibition space for the College’s students and other emerging contemporary artists from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
"Embodying Politics of Care in Activist Art Interventions”
Moderated by Dr. Izabel Galliera, Assistant Professor of Art History
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:30 – 9:00pm, Wahrhaftig Room, Hoover Library
In different ways, participants on this panel embrace the power and politics of care and love in the everyday. As powerful advocacy tools, they aim to bring about social justice for migrants, indigenous communities, black lives, youth and local communities in oppressive regimes.
Syrus Marcus Ware, Black Lives Matter representative
in Toronto & Sylvia McAdam
“Navigating Simultaneous Presents” by Nicole Ringel,
Baltimore-based Artist, McDaniel Alumna, UMBC MFA Candidate
“FEMICIDE” by Dilay Koçogullari,
Baltimore-based, Turkish-born Artist
“Coal is in our Food, Coal is in our Blood: The Everyday Environmental Injustices of Gardening in Central Appalachia “ by Dr. Elyzabeth Engle,
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, McDaniel College
Sylvan Greyson (Spanish and Psychology Major, Honor Student and Global Fellow)
Jonathan Nepini (Studio Art Major and Honor Student)
Rabie Abdul Salam (Political Science Major and Honor Student)
"Art and Politics as Revolutionary Practice
Moderated by Dr. Christianna Leahy, Professor of Political Science
Thursday, October 4
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Living the multilayered effects of the global turn to the political ‘right, activist art practitioners around the world have been speaking up against exclusionary politics around land, labor, gender, race and immigration. This panel brings together various voices that address the devastating effects of neoliberal and governmental policies on communities and the environment and the role of architecture in immigrant detention centers and prison complexes. Occurring in conjunction with "Taking Time," a video exhibition curated by Kati Simon and Zsolt Vásárhelyi and organized by Dr. Izabel Galliera, on view at the Rice Gallery, the panel will also include discussion on various forms of democratic belonging inspired by various past initiatives.
Srecko Horvat, Croatian-born philosopher and activist,
regarded as one of the “central figures of the new left in post-Yugoslavia”
and Tings Chak, a Hong Kong-born and Toronto raised multidisciplinary artist trained in architecture
"Unofficial Culture in an Antidemocratic Transition”
by Kati Simon and Zsolt Vásárhelyi,
Berlin-based, Hungarian Artists and Curators, Members of Critique & Culture
“Finding Ryukyu” by Aimi Chinen,
Baltimore-based Artist, UMBC MFA Candidate
“The Power of Art: Rediscovering Expressive Protest” by Dr. Matthew Mongiello,
Assistant Professor of Political Science, McDaniel College
Lauren Beckjord (Studio Art Major and Honor Student)
John Holbrook (Political Science and International Studies Major)
Erika Lewis (Political Science Major)
In its third edition, the conference will occur in conjunction with the "Taking Time" exhibit, an international video exhibition on Democracy featured in the Rice Gallery. The conference will include the participation of McDaniel faculty and students as respondents to presentations by invited guest artists and curators.
The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:45pm
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