Fall 2005 events

Artist Lecture: Tanja Ostojic

Friday, November 11, 2005, 5:00 PM
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The traffic of people, especially of women, from the former Eastern block to the EU is an everyday concern not only for nations but also for artists. Tanja Ostojic is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural activist from Serbia and Montenegro who works in issues related to illegal immigration, woman trafficking, the impact of globalization and the unification of Europe. Ostojic developed a series of works applying several strategies that migrants are using to cross the border East-West. Her recent series of works entitled Integration Project summarizes experiences and investigations related to the situation of being a female immigrant in Germany / the EU. The preceding project Looking for a Husband with EU Passport in which in order to obtain a residence permit for Germany she posted her nude photo on the Internet (for auction) in search of an EU citizen interested in marriage. A brief meeting in Belgrade was followed by the wedding (as a performance act) that allowed her to migrate to Germany. It was the initial key frame that treats gender politics and capitalism and describes the collision between isolation, poverty and the EU's policies of exclusion.

Guest Lecture: Ms. Elizabeth Asche Douglas
Mixed media artist, Women of Visions, Inc.

Saturday, November 5, 2005, 2:00 PM
Univerrsity Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts

Artist's Talk: "The Art of Willie Cole"

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 4:00 PM
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Reception in Cloister to celebrate the launch of major new website on Chartres Cathedral

Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 4:00–5:30 PM

Working with the ULS Digital Research Library, and with funding support from the Provost, Prof. Alison Stones and students from the department have built the first comprehensive online image collection documenting the exterior and interior architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of Chartres Cathedral ( Containing more than 3,000 photographs and diagrams, the online collection can be searched by keyword and browsed by logical arrangement. All images can be viewed at very high resolution. Come see and celebrate what will fast become a worldwide educational resource.

Lecture: Shui Tianzhong, Senior Researcher, Former Director Research Institute of Fine Arts China Academy of Arts
"Nationalism in Contemporary Chinese Art"

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:30–3:45 PM
Room 202, Frick Fine Arts

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the China Council, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. Free and open to the public.

Lecture: Xu Hong, National Art Gallery of China
"Contemporary Chinese Women's Art"

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:30–10:45 PM
Room 204, Frick Fine Arts

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the China Council, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. Free and open to the public.

Lecture: David Summers
"A Discussion of Real Spaces"

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 5:00 PM
University Art Gallery

David Summers is the William R Kenan Jr. Professor of Art Theory and Italian Renaissance Art at the University of Virginia. He will discuss his book, Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism, a landmark work which argues that current formalist, contextual, and post-structural approaches to art cannot provide the basis for a truly global and intercultural art history. Summers proposes to replace the modern Western notion of the "visual arts" with that of the "spatial arts," comprising the fundamental categories of "real space" and "virtual space."

This is an opportunity to engage with one of the great minds in art history today, whose work and thinking span an extraordinary range of fields including history, rhetoric, technology, anthropology, and others. A reception will follow in the cloister.

Artist Lecture and Opening of University Art Gallery Exhibition
"A Sense of Place: Recent Work by Six Contemporary African American Artists"

Thursday, October 6, 2005, 5:00–8:00 PM

Lecture by artist Deborah Willis (New York University) at 5 PM in 125 Frick Fine Arts followed by reception in the gallery with music presented by the Afro American Music Institute. For more information.

Colloquium: Beth Matway, Writing Across the Curriculum, University of Pittsburgh
"Strategies for TA/TFs to help improve students' writing skills"

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at Noon
Room 203, Frick Fine Arts

Lecture: Roy Graham
"A Tale of Two Cities"

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:30 PM
Chatham College, Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall

The 18th century fishing town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and the 15th century Venetian Republic town of Koper in Slovenia were recently designated for the World Heritage List. This has presented both communities with the challenge of protecting the character of their historic towns and ensuring that new development and increased tourism will not diminish their integrity. Graham discusses a conservation strategy for both cities that belongs to the community, having been developed jointly with professionals, students, governments and the communities.

This is the first in a series of four lectures jointly sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Chatham College. The series theme, "Designing the Future, Preserving the Past," investigates the role of historic preservation in 21st century urban design.

Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA, is the Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor and Director of College Preservation Programs in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning at the University of Florida. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training of the National Park Service. For more information

Colloquium: Edith Balas
"The Body Image in the Art of Constantin Brancusi"

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at Noon
Room 203, Frick Fine Arts

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