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 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.
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.
Earlier in January, Professor Tom McDonough discussed recent work by Tony Cokes in conversation with the artist at Luma Westbau in Zurich. Cokes is showing works there through January 26 in a solo show, “Before and After the Studio: Volume II.” Video of conversation is available at https://vimeo.com/385466815.
Prof. Tom McDonough’s essay “Weaving a World,” on Portuguese sculptor Leonor Antunes (b. 1972) has appeared in The Last Days at Galliate, a monograph accompanying her 2018-19 exhibition at the Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan. Her creations aim at a physical experience measurable with the perception of memory.
With her sculptures, Antunes reinterprets the history of art, design, and architecture of the twentieth century, and in particular the tradition of Modernism in its most radical and experimental instances. Inspired by the work of artists, architects, and designers, Antunes conducts careful research on their projects, studies their proportions and measurements and, after selecting some details and fragments, transforms them into new forms and elegant artworks.
Congratulations to Kaeun Park (MA 2018) who has just published her article, “Reconsidering Everyday Life Photography: Saenghwalchuŭi Sajin in South Korea in the 1950s and 1960s,” in the refereed journal, Trans Asia Photography Review(http://tapreview.org/). The essay is a revised version of Kaeun’s 2018 Master’s Thesis. Kaeun is currently a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, with a research focus on photography and visual culture in postwar South Korea.