AHCS Speaker Series

AHCS Speaker Series, 2015-16

Winter 2016

February 4: Dont Rhine and the Ultra-Red Sound Art Collective

Professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts and Founder, Ultra-RedCollective, Visiting Professor, IPLAI and IGSF

"Against Participation: Listening, Action and Neoliberalism"

Dont Rhine co-founded the sound art collective Ultra-red in 1994. While the image determines much of the current understanding of activist art, Ultra-red turns the focus to the ear. Drawing on the traditions of popular education, conceptualism, and musique concrète, Ultra-red developed sound investigations with art audiences, community groups and political struggles. The collective currently has ten members based in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, London and the rural Southwest of England. The collective works in a variety of media including performance, sound composition, video, works on paper, poetry, and curriculum-development. They have been hosted by art institutions across North America and Europe, developing sound investigations alongside social movements for housing justice, anti-racism, the struggles of migration, gender and sexual rights, the dignity of the poor, and HIV/AIDS activism.

Arts W-215 5:30 p.m.

 

Feb 19-20: Magic: Between Embodiment and Ontology | 2016 Emerging Scholars and Faculty Symposium

The aim of this symposium is to examine the ways in which magic, in any incarnation, is used as both a transformative element to inspire civil action as well a communicative channel for intersubjective relations. The symposium seeks to trace magic’s communicative capacities through material culture. Keynote Speakers include Liliana Leopardi and Aliza Shvarts.

Friday: Thompson House Ballroom / Saturday: Leacock 26

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March 11-12: Hardwired Temporalities: Technology and the Patterning of Time 

Hardwired Temporalities is a two-day symposium that will stage an important encounter between scholars working on the significance of technology and temporality and their ramifications for social relations, stratifications of power, and ways of life. International and interdisciplinary in scope, the symposium brings together a conversation on temporal artifacts and the lived experience of time between researchers working in the fields of communication and media studies, cultural studies, history of science and technology, cinema studies, social science, and computer science. The keynote speaker is John Durham Peters, A. Craig Baird Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.

Thompson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish
http://www.hardwiredtemporalities.org

 

March 17: Jeffrey Saletnik

Assistant Professor of Art History, Indiana University 

Jeffrey Saletnik’s research engages the social infrastructures and mechanisms that undergird cultural production: pedagogy, emigration networks, material culture, and modes of translation. He has published essays on Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg and co-edited Bauhaus Construct: Fashioning Identity, Discourse, and Modernism, a volume that addresses how so-called Bauhaus objects—from teapots and documentary photographs to the Bauhaus manifesto broadsheet and copyright documentation—were employed to model the school’s identity. Additional information about his research is available here. As of fall 2016 he will be an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Arts W-215, 5:30 p.m.
 

March 18-19: Media@McGill International Colloquium - Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere

Media@McGill’s international colloquium Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere will take place at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. The event is free and open to the public. Bilingual interpretation services will be provided to the public in attendance. The entire colloquium will be livestreamed.
Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal
http://www.aisthesis.ca

 

March 31: Jennifer Jolly
Associate Professor of Art History, Ithaca College

"Creating lo típico Pátzcuaro: Architecture, Race, and Historical Preservation in 1930s Mexico"

Jennifer Jolly is Associate Professor of Art History at Ithaca College. Professor Jolly researches the intersection of art and politics in modern Mexico. She specializes in the work of the Mexican muralists, and has recently published on the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros and Josep Renau at the Mexican Electricians’ Syndicate. Broader research interests include understanding the Muralists within the context of international politics of the 1930s, the intersections of art and technology, and the regional dissemination of Mexican Muralism. Her current project investigates the art--murals, sculptures, and their architectural settings--commissioned by Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacan, Mexico, as part of a program of tourism development and national integration.

Arts W-215, 5:30 p.m.

 

April 7: Robin Celikates

University of Amsterdam

"Can Digital Disobedience Be Civil?"

Robin Celikates is Associate Professor (UHD) of Political and Social Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He is also an associatedmember of the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main, where he taught political philosophy before coming to Amsterdam, and a Program Leader at the Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies. Currently he co-ordinates the NWO-funded research project "Transformations of Civil Disobedience". Hismain areas of specialization are: theories of civil disobedience, democracy, collective action, recognition, migration and citizenship, and methodological questions in political and social philosophy (especially critical theory). Other areas of interest include the philosophy of the social sciences, moral philosophy, Rousseau, and sociological and political theory.

Arts W-215, 5:30 p.m.

 


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Arts Building W-215, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

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The lecture series would like to thank the Dean of Arts Development Fund at McGill and a generous anonymous donor for contributing to the series.

Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, Arts building, room w-215 at 5:30pm.

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The lecture series would like to thank the Dean of Arts Development Fund at McGill and a generous anonymous donor for contributing to the series.

Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, Arts building, room w-215 at 5:30pm.

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