April 11, 2006

World Art | Art World: Changing Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Symposium, Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art hosts its second annual graduate symposium, World Art | Art World: Changing Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art, which examines the effects of accelerated globalization on art and scholarship. Papers presented and discussed address new forms, subjects, and interpretations of world art and culture.

Keynote Address: Friday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Wu Hung of the University of Chicago will present the keynote address. Professor Wu is the Harrie H. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Director, Center for the Art of East Asia; and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art.

Symposium: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Morning session

Larissa Buchholz, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

“The Global Rules of Art”

Daniel Ricardo Quiles, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

“Some Aspects of the South American Question: Tucumán Arde’s Bid for an Argentine Public Sphere”

Jennifer Josten, Yale University

“From Local to Global: Recovering Gabriel Orozco’s Naturaleza recuperada

Afternoon session

Roberta Bonetti, University of Bologna and l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris

“In Transit: Fantasy Coffins between Ghana, the Art Market and Museums”

Wendy Morris, Institute for Research in the Arts, University of Leuven, Belgium

“(Un)Lived Situations: Memórias Íntimas Marcas”

Leora Maltz, Harvard University

“William Kentridge’s Rock and the ‘Weight of Europe Leaning on the Tip of Africa'”

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