IDSVA Students and Alumni make a strong showing at CAA 2021

IDSVA makes a strong showing at the 109th Annual College Art Association (CAA) conference

The virtual conference (including Q&A sessions) will take place February 10-13, 2021.

Students at CAA
Top Row: Nancy Wellington Bookhart, Paige Lunde, Jocelyn Holmes
Middle Row: Carolyn Martin, Natalya Mills, Kimberly Aimeé Alvarado
Bottom Row: Dr. EL Putnam, Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano, Jill O'Connor

Nancy Wellington Bookhart, PhD Candidate

Date: February 10, 2021
Time: 2:00pm EST

Session details: Bookhart will present her paper “The Inoculation of History in the Censorship of Kara Walker's Work at Newark Library” in the session “Art at the Edge of Democracy in the Americas.”

Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST

Session details: Chair and discussant “The Aestheticization of History and the Butterfly Effect.” This session will feature IDSVA student Paige Lunde and her work.

Paige Lunde, PhD Candidate

Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST

Session details: Lunde will present her paper “Aestheticizing a Counter-Memory” in the session “The Aestheticization of History and the Butterfly Effect” chaired by Nancy Wellington Bookhart

Jocelyn Holmes, Cohort ’18

Date: Saturday 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am EST

Session details: Holmes will co-chair the session “Reframing Aesthetics: Diaspora, Historicity, and The Myth of Truth” with IDSVA student Carolyn Martin. Holmes will present her paper “Addressing Erasure Through Critical Fabulation: Reimagining Myth, Art, and Truth.” IDSVA students Carolyn Martin, Natalya Mills, and Kimberly Aimeé Alvarado will also present their work in this panel.

Carolyn Martin, Cohort ’18

Date: Saturday 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am EST

Session details: Martin will co-chair the session “Reframing Aesthetics: Diaspora, Historicity, and The Myth of Truth” with IDSVA student Jocelyn Holmes. Martin will present her paper “Andrea Brustolon and Kerry James Marshall: Visualization of Blackness.”

Natalya Mills, PhD Candidate

Date: Saturday 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am EST

Session details: Mills will present her paper “Carnivalizing Philosophy: The Future of Western Thought” in the session “Reframing Aesthetics: Diaspora, Historicity, and The Myth of Truth.”

Kimberly Aimeé Alvarado, Cohort ’18

Date: Saturday 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am EST

Session details: Alvarado will present her paper “Hair Straightening in the Hispanic Caribbean: Race, Commodification, Neurosis, and Passing Mestizidad” in the session “Reframing Aesthetics: Diaspora, Historicity, and The Myth of Truth.”

Dr. EL Putnam, PhD 2014

Date: February 12, 2021
Time: 4:00pm EST

Session Details: Dr. EL Putnam will present the paper “Context Collapse: Live Streaming as Feminist Art Medium,” in the session “Dismantling the Patriarchy, Bit by Bit: Feminism, Art, and Technology.”

Dr. Putnam is also screening two videos: Context Collapse, and Going to Pieces, as part of “Artist-Parent Pandemic Video and New Genres” curated by Myrel Chernick and Niku Kashef.

Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano, PhD 2019

Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST

Session details: Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano will chair a session on the topic “The Freak Show in Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics.” The panel will feature IDSVA student Jill O'Connor and her work.

Jill O'Connor, PhD Candidate

Date: February 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST

Session details: O'Connor will present her paper “Putting Out Fires: David Lynch's Giant Fireman” in the session “The Freak Show in Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics” chaired by Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano.

For more details about the 109th Annual College Art Association conference, please visit https://www.collegeart.org/