"Art Power: Land, Labor, and Living in Moments of Crisis A Creative Time Satellite Cross-Disciplinary Biennial Conference"

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. 

Session Two

"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.

Video Screenings:
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

Student Respondents
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

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Peterson Hall, The Rice Gallery

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