2004 Festival of the Arts: Vision-Re-Vision (3/27/04; MND 1003)
Whitney Chadwick (SFSU): “What I Learned About Art History from Frida Kahlo”
Elaine O’Brien (CSUS): “Art History Now: Reckoning with the World.”
Merrill Schleier (UOP): “The Empire State Building: Collaborative Architecture, Working Class Masculinity and King Kong.”
Jeffrey Ruda (UCD): “A ‘Master’ and Some of His ‘Disciples:’ Vision, Imitation and Artistic Value in 15th century Italy”
Lisa Zdybel (MA candidate; UCD): "Titian's Magdalen: Sensuous Religious Imagery in the Sixteenth Century.”
Kurt von Meier (CSUS): Conclusion
2005 Festival of the Arts: Figuring the Body (3/12/05; MRP 1000)
Carrie Lambert (Harvard): "The Not Still Life: Yvonne Rainer's Short Films and the
Body as Object in the 1960s."
David Adams (Sierra College): "From Body to Cosmos: The Emergence of Microcosm-Macrocosm Relationships in Contemporary4/14/07; Art"
Katharine Burnett (UCD): "Strange-Figure Painting of 17th Century China"
Matthew Simms (CSULB): "'A Mute Paroxysm': Rodin's Les Bourgeois de Calais"
Celia Stahr (SFSU) "Elaine de Kooning and the Sexual Politics of the Male Body in Action"
Rebecca Young Schoenthal (University of Virginia): "Tactile Bodies: David Park's Paintings of Bathers, 1954-1960"
2006 Festival of the Arts: In Light of the Pacific: Photography from the Pacific
Rim (3/04/06; KDM 145)
Sandra Phillips (SFMOMA): “The Photography of Shomei Tomatsu”
Wendy Grossman (GWU): “Oceanic Art through the Surrealist Camera Lens of Man Ray and the Politics of Representation”
Barbara Anello (Independent scholar and artist, NYC): “Dorothy West Pelzer: The Architecture of Southeast Asia in Photographs (1962-1971)”
Royce Smith (Wichita State University): “Unsettled Australian Landscapes: The Contemporary Photography of Rosemary Laing”
Christian Henriot (Lumière-Lyon 2 University, France; Fulbright scholar, UCB: “Virtual Shanghai: A Resource & Research Platform in the History of Shanghai”
Reagan Louie (SFAI): Artist's talk
2007 Festival of the Arts: Collaboration and Competition (4/14/07; MRP 1000)
Jeff Kelley: “Participation Post-Kaprow (the art of doing something, anything)"
Renate Prochno (University of Salzburg, Austria): “Anthony van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens”
Karen Fraser (Santa Clara University): “Forging the Way in Early Japanese Photography:Collaboration between Ueno Hikoma and Tomishige Rihei”
Steven Doctors (UCB): “Collaboration as Boundary Making”
Melissa Geiger (East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania): “Robert Rauschenberg’s Soundings: A Perfect Protest”
2008 Festival of the Arts: Visual><Verbal Border Crossings (MRP 1000; 3/15/08)
Xico Gonzalez & Jesus Barela: Remembering Ricardo Favela
Keynote Speaker: Roberto Tejada, University of California, San Diego: Keynote: “Viewer Tutorials: The Behavior of Pictures and Language”
Janice Lynn Robertson, Fordham University, New York: “Art><Writing Border Crossings: A Nahua Riddle Sparks an Interactive Reading and Renewed Vision of Aztec Picture-Writing”
Jordana Moore Saggese, Santa Clara University: “Basquiat and the Beats”
Marta Garsd, Latin American Arts Committee, San Diego Museum of Art: “Black Edges” (cancelled due to illness)
4:30-5:00: Ann Marie Leimer, University of Redlands: “Crossing the Border with La Adelita: Lucha-Adelucha as Emblematic Border Crosser in Delilah Montoya’s Codex Delilah”
5:00-5:15 Tatiana Reinoza Perkins, University of Texas, Austin: Respondent
2009 Festival of the Arts: Location and Dislocation (MRP 1000 3/21/09)
Keynote Speaker: Norman Bryson (cancelled)
John Listopad, “Location/Dislocation: Lopburi, Thailand - The Year 1666”
Ronald Hawker, Associate Professor, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE: Locating, Dislocating, and Relocating the Totem Pole: The Geography of “Art” and the Case of Gitanyow
Janna Schoenberger, doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. “Almerisa the Milkmaid: Rineke Dijkstra’s photographic series of a Bosnian refugee”
Chris Tong, PhD student, Comparative Literature, University of California-Davis: “With or without Chinese characteristics?”: The Dislocation of the Beijing Stadium in Global Discourse
Elizabeth Adan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo: Between Location and Dislocation in Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Series
2010 Festival of the Arts: Revisiting the Art and Craft Divide (3/20/10; MRP 1000)
Elissa Auther, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs:
"Craft is The New Art: The Current Relevance of Craft in Contemporary Art and Culture"
Jennifer Roberson, California State University, Sonoma: “Crafting Moroccan Identity”
Elyse Speaks, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN: “Craft, Legibility, and the Critical Purchase of Lee Bontecou’s Handmade Machines”
Laura Gray, Center for Ceramics Research, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, UK: “Ceramics with Sculptural Ambition”
Thomas Folland, University of California, Los Angeles: “Robert Rauschenberg’s Queer Modernism: The Early Combines and Decoration”
2011 Festival of the ArtS: The Real and the Fake:(416/11: MRP 1000)
The Real and the Fake, the theme of the 2011 symposium, is inspired in part by the theme of the concurrent new media exhibition, The Aesthetics of the Fake, which will be on view in the University Library Gallery from March 31 to June 4, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Erkki Huhtamo, Ph.D., Professor of Media History and Theory, UCLA, ”'What's In the Box?': An Archaeological Approach to ’Peep Media’”
Donna Gustafson, Ph.D., Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, “Claes Oldenburg’ Bedroom Ensemble: Disruption and Transformation”
David Schwarz, Ph.D., College of Music, the University of North Texas, “A Double-Take on the Body (A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Body in Electronic Art)”
Robert Stalker, Ph.D., an independent scholar specializing in post-war West Coast American art, “Screening of the Real: The Films of Bruce Conner”
Carrie Robbins, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, “The Real and the Fake in Thomas Demand’s Trompe l’oeil Photography”
Mark Levy, Ph.D., California State University, East Bay, “Magritte and the Triumph of the Simulacrum”
Presentations by: TBA