Student and Alumni Conference Papers

We are pleased to announce student & alumni papers presented at this fall's SECAC and PACT conferences.

Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)
October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

Nancy Bookhart | IDSVA 4th year student
Presented paper, Emancipatory Rewriting on the Walls of Slavery in the Work of Kara Walker, in the panel: "The Confluence of Art and Identity."

Tania Romero | IDSVA 4th year student
Presented paper, Media Arts Education as an Open Field of Educational Practices in the panel: "Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing."

Jason Hoelscher | IDSVA 4th year student
Chair of the session: "Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing” and presented paper: Art, Ambiguity, and Generative Difference: On the Artwork as Complexity Engine.

Mary Mazurek | IDSVA 4th year student
Presented paper, Building Community in the Classroom in the panel: "Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing."

Deborah Bouchette | IDSVA 4th year student
Chair of the session: “On the Move or On the Run: Artist Residencies as Exile, Nomadism, or Community?” and presented paper: The Artist-in-Residence as Cultural Mediator.

Susan Johnson | IDSVA 4th year student
Presented paper: Call to Form: The Art of Experience (A Phenomenological Critique of Monet’s Nympheas de l’Orangerie) in the panel: "Metaphor and Understanding Visual Art."

Christopher Lonegan | IDSVA Alumnus '13
Presented paper, "Nothing to be Afraid of": Stan Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes in the panel: "Death in Contemporary Visual Art."

Conny Bogaard | IDSVA Alumna '15
Presented paper, Neither Theory nor Model: The Dialogical Museum in the panel, "Exotic or Mundane: Histories of Contemporary Museums and Exhibitions."

Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) 
September 24-26, 2015, Seattle, WA
Conference Theme: 'The Feast'

Mike Adams | IDSVA 3rd year student
Presented paper, The Aevum: A Medieval Conception of Time to Feed the Soul in Modern Aesthetics at a Roundtable.

Kathryn McFadden | IDSVA 6th year student
Presented paper, Feasting Thought: Origin of Love in a Work of Art (read by Chris Yates) in the panel, "Eating at the Feast." 

Kate Farrington | IDSVA 5th year student
Presented paper, Place' through a Feast of the Five Senses: A Philosophical Consideration of Robin Kahn's 2012 art project dOCUMENTA (13): "Dining in Refugee Camps: The Art of Sahrawi Cooking." in the panel, "Uneasy Feasts." 

Taliesin Thomas | IDSVA 3rd year student
Served as a Moderator for two panels: "Eating at the Feast," and "Literary Feast."

See also: Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie's New York, the debut of new artworks at the Mayoral Residence, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Curated by Kalia Brooks | IDSVA 6th year student