Misplacement: A Symposium

April 1 - April 2

The School of Art, in conjunction with the Georgia Review, is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference organized around the theme of misplacement. Visual artists and leading scholars in the fields of art history, literature, media studies, race, and queer theory will present their research at the newly opened Athenaeum. Events will include an exhibition, keynote address, and lectures.

This event is supported by the School of Art, the Georgia Review, the Athenaeum, the Willson Center and a State-of-the-Art Conference Grant from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Friday, April 1st

3:00 pm           
Coffee & Chit-Chat

3:15 pm            
Welcome Remarks, Isabelle Loring Wallace & Gerald Maa

3:30 pm          
What We Bring Home //  Lisa Tan // Talk + Q&A

4:30 pm             
Black Absence, Black Uprising: Visual Poetry // Courtney Faye Taylor, author of Concentrate // Reading + Q&A

5:30 pm               
Stifters Dinge Performance // Marc Perroud // Screening + Food
Saturday, April 2nd

10:30 am         
Coffee & Chit-Chat

11:00 am         
Threshold of Confinement: Art, Museums, and Prisons // Nicole Fleetwood, James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University. // Talk + Q&A

12:00 noon            
Lost and Found Objects: Heiner Goebbels’ “Stifters Dinge” // Martin Harries, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine // Talk + Q&A

1:00 pm               
Lunch Break

3:00 pm           
The Town of Babylon: Fiction meets public health in a queer, coming-of-age tale // Alejandro Varela, MPH, author of The Town of Babylon // Reading + Q&A

4:00 pm               
Assisted Non Fiction // Jill Magid, Conceptual Artist and Writer // Keynote Shouky Shaheen Lecture

5:00 pm           
Roundtable + Concluding Remarks + Wine

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