PhD candidate Lauren Cesiro awarded Library Research Grant from the Getty Foundation

PhD candidate Lauren Cesiro has been awarded a Library Research Grant from the Getty Foundation. The grant will allow her to conduct on-site archival research related to her dissertation, The Body Is a Battleground: Intimate Communities in the Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann. Lauren is particularly looking forward to examining the Getty’s collection of ephemera related to Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographic career and practice.

Jeffrey West Kirkwood in the Universalenzyklopädie der menschlichen Klugheit

Prof. Jeffrey West Kirkwood’s essay appears in a new collected volume honoring the media theorist Prof. Bernhard Siegert. The text considers a schizoaffective condition that emerged in the late 1990s and has been termed “internet delusion.” Where such afflictions seem to merely add to the techno-pathological intrigue associated with cases of hallucinated “influencing machines”—from John Haslam to Viktor Tausk—Kirkwood argues that what they actually reveal are core issues specific to the information age.

PhD candidate Jihan Jang wins SeMa-HANA Art Criticism Award from Seoul Museum of Art

PhD candidate Jihan Jang has been awarded the SeMA-HANA Art Criticism Award for 2019. The prestigious award is offered annually and is presented jointly by the Seoul Museum of Art and Hana Financial Group. Jang won for his essay “Existing Differently or Seeing Differently: Notes on the Works of Kim Beom.” As a prize winner, he will participate in a research project with the museum this year.

The Surface and the Line Opens at the University Art Museum

Chaekgeori or folding screen, 19th century, Joseon Dynasty, Colors on silk, wood frame, Gift of John C. Copoulos ’73, Collection of the Binghamton University Art Museum, 2019.9.1

On Friday, January 24, 2020, at 5 pm, several exhibitions will open at the Binghamton University Art Museum.”The Surface and the Line: Alumni Gifts of Asian Art” is co-curated by Jason Park, PhD Candidate in Art History, and Nancy Um, Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Harpur College. This exhibition includes several important works of Korean painting, Japanese prints, and Chinese ceramics, which were recently donated by Harpur College alumni. The exhibition will remain open until March 4.