The Art Academy outside Europe

The Art Academy outside Europe

Friday

September 13, 2019

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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This public symposium undertakes a collective and comparative study of the art academy outside Europe and the United States as a way of defamiliarizing art and its associated practices in a global context. Speakers will examine case studies of institutions in Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Colombia, Iran, and elsewhere.

Participants:
Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico
Sonal Khullar, University of Washington
Yukio Lippit, Harvard University
Claudia Mattos Avolese, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Paul Niell, Florida State University
Juliane Noth, Universität Hamburg
David Roxburgh, Harvard University
Deniz Türker, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Kirsten Scheid, American University of Beirut
Ren Wei, Dickinson College
Patricia Zalamea, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

This event is free and open to the public; advance registration requested. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, September 13

9:30 AM WELCOME REMARKS

Caroline Fowler, Interim Director, Research and Academic Program

Co-conveners: Yukio Lippit, Harvard University and Claudia Mattos Avolese, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Co-Conveners

10:00 AM SESSION ONE: MIDDLE EAST
Moderator: Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

David Roxburgh, Harvard University: “The Birth of Art/Craft in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Iran: Dialogues Between Subject, Medium, Composition”

Kirsten Scheid, American University of Beirut: “Semites, Lady-artists or Partisans of the Nude?: The Struggle for an Art Academy in Mandate Lebanon”

Deniz Türker, Pembroke College, Cambridge: “Bureaucrat-Artists of the Ottoman State: Nineteenth-Century Art Practices Beyond the Sanayi-i Nefise”

2:00 PM SESSION TWO: LATIN AMERICA
Moderator: Dana Leibsohn, Smith College

Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico: “‘El único lazo de unión entre las dos épocas y las dos escuelas’: The Academy of San Carlos, Catholicism, and History in Nineteenth-Century Mexico”

Paul Niell, Florida State University: “Society, Taste, and the Colonial Academy in Nineteenth-Century Cuba”

3:30 PM    SESSION TWO -- CONTINUED

Patricia Zalamea, University of los Andes, Colombia: “The Figure of the Artist in a Portrait of Pedro José Figueroa: Artistic Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Colombia”

Claudia Mattos Avolese, Universidade Estadual de Campinas: “Orientalism in the Brazilian Academy: The Case of Oscar Pereira da Silva's ‘Roman Slave’”

Saturday, September 14

1:30 PM SESSION THREE: SOUTH AND EAST ASIA
Moderator: Kailani Polzank, Williams College


Sonal Khullar, University of Washington: “Academy, Ashram, Atelier: The Art School in South Asia”

Juliane Noth, Universität Hamburg: “Writing about Chinese Art and Teaching Ink Painting at the National Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, 1928–1937”

3:00 PM  SESSION 3 -- CONTINUED 

Ren Wei, Dickinson College: “Resistance & Compliance: Pedagogy, Exhibition, and Circulation of Painting in 1920s Shanghai”

Yukio Lippit, Harvard University: “Oily Painting”

4:30 PM CLOSING ROUNDTABLE

5:30 PM RECEPTION

This program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


Image: Kuroda Seiki (Japanese, 1866–1924), Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment, 1897–1900. Oil on canvas, 70 4/5 x 39 1/5 in. (180 x 99.8 cm). Kuroda Memorial Hall, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan