Nancy Um is chairing a research panel at the conference “Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century: HECAA at 25,” November 1-4, 2018, held at Southern Methodist University, and currently accepting proposals for presentations. See the panel abstract and submission details below.
Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi, Art History PhD 2013 and currently affiliated with the Department of Art History at Tel Aviv University (Israel), delivered a talk on “Agitating Public Space: Affective Encounters with Feminist and Punk Cultural Strategies” at the “Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis” conference, December 13-15, 2017, at the Research Center for Material Culture, Museum Volkenkunde, in Leiden, The Netherlands. For more information, see https://artandactivismcon.wordpress.com/
Nancy Um’s essay, “Aromatics, Stimulants, and their Vessels: The Material Culture and Rites of Merchant Interaction in Eighteenth-Century Mocha,” was just published in The Mercantile Effect: Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World during the 17th and 18th Centuries, edited by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson (London: Gingko Library, 2017)
Distance Learning 4-Credit Winter Session Course
Dec 18, 2017 – January 12, 2018
ARTH 287R (01)
Beginning with the corporation itself, in its postwar incarnation, this course examines the ways that artists and designers have intervened within the sphere of corporate culture – either by helping to shape its image through logo design and advertising – or by pushing against it as the case may be, such as Hans Haacke’s critique of Mobil sponsorship at the Museum of Modern Art. We go on to examine what we might call the “postmodern” corporation and the age of digital technologies, questioning how the subversive impulses of Paris in ’68 became folded into a new corporate culture, exemplified in the tendency of advertising to appropriate contemporary art. Or, how artists such as Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons turned themselves into corporations – the “branded” artist as it were – as well as the Conceptual play with that conceit in groups like Readymades Belong to Everyone. We conclude with a closer look at activist groups like the Yes Men who attempt to subvert that impulse.
Harpur W – Writing Credit
A – Aesthetic Perspective Credit
Gen Ed Credit
Instructor: Wylie Schwartz
Department of Art History