Category: General News
Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World”
Lecture and Gallery Tour
Please join us for our second GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at the MFA, Boston! We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Fall, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules!
All lectures are free and open to the entire BU community.
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)
“Standing Upright – Contemporary art in memorial projects in Rwanda” Bruce Clarke
Bruce Clarke is a South African visual artist and photographer, now based in Paris. His art deals with contemporary history, the writing and transmission of this history. He would like to see his work as stimulating reflection on the world and the representation that is made of it. Recognizing that art provides a privileged domain of expression in a complex world he situates himself outside of an overtly self-centered or over personalized form of contemporary art, suggesting that one should not be a bystander in the face of history, but that individual activity can attempt to play a role in the making of that history.
12-1:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013Location:
Rm 505 African Studies Center, 232 Bay State
Assistant Professor of Latin American Art, Boston University
“Antigonismos: Metaphoric Burial as Political Intervention in Contemporary Colombian Art”
Please join us for our first GSHAAA Guest Scholar Lecture of the academic year on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.
We look forward to welcoming our speakers and guests to some excellent lectures this Fall, and hope that you will add our upcoming events to your busy schedules! All lectures are free and open to the entire BU community.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:30PM
Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences
725 Commonwealth Avenue, CAS 303A
Reception to Follow
African Arts Summer 2013, Vol. 46, No. 2: presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study, publishing richly illustrated articles in full color, incorporating the most current theory, practice, and intercultural dialogue. The journal offers readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the world’s second largest continent and its diasporas, as well as special thematic issues, book and exhibition reviews, features on museum collections, exhibition previews, artist portfolios, photo essays, edgy dialogues, and editorials. African Arts promotes investigation of the interdisciplinary connections among the arts, anthropology, history, language, politics, religion, performance, and cultural and global studies.
African Arts is published quarterly by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA, and distributed by the MIT Press.
Articles included in the Summer 2013 edition, authored by Professor Cynthia Becker, Boston University:
Performing Africa in New Orleans
Cynthia Becker, Rachel Breunlin, Helen A. Regis, pp. 12–21.
New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians: Mediating Racial Politics from the Backstreets to Main Street
Cynthia Becker, pp. 36–49.
Full text available via JSTOR
*cover photo courtesy of Professor Cynthia Becker, Boston University
The following is a list of fellowships, internships and jobs recently received by graduate students in History of Art & Architecture.
Carrie Dedon, Curatorial Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum
Melanee Harvey, Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution
Meghen Jones, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowship, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Tara Keny, Assistant to the President, Richard L. Feigen Gallery & Co., New York
Sarah Miller, Graduate Internship, Department of Photography, Getty Museum
Caroline Riley, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Seung Yeon Sang, Japanese Studies Fellowship, Japan Foundation
Meggie Shortle, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Martina Tanga, Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women
Picturing History at the Ottoman Court,
written by Associate Professor Emine Fetvacı.
Overview: The Ottoman court of the late 16th century produced an unprecedented number of sumptuously illustrated chronicles. While usually dismissed as imperial eulogies, Emine Fetvacı demonstrates that these books commented on contemporary events, promoted the political agendas of courtiers as well as the sultan, and presented their patrons and creators in ways that helped shape the perspectives of their elite audience. Picturing History at the Ottoman Court traces the simultaneous crafting of political power, the codification of a historical record, and the unfolding of cultural change.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2013
The Department of History of Art and Architecture is delighted to announce the arrival in September 2013 of Professor Ana María Reyes. Professor Reyes received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2011 in Latin American Modern and Contemporary Art, with a minor in Colonial and 19th-century Latin American art.Professor Reyes’s dissertation “Art at the Limits of Modernization: The Artistic Production of Beatriz Gonzalez during the National Front in Colombia,” the first in-depth monographic study of the artist, probes the regional and critical edge that the artist’s work presented to Colombians.
She has published articles and essays in both English and Spanish, including “Disrupting the Sensationalistic Gaze: Juan Manuel Echavarria’s Photographic Reflections on Violence in Colombia,” “Building Abstraction in Brazil: The São Paolo Bienal of 1951” and “Marta Traba and Gustavo Buntinx: Latin American Art Criticism and Resistance.”
Professor Reyes is a dedicated and deeply experienced teacher, who, prior to her arrival this fall at BU, has offered many innovative courses at Northwestern University. These include: “Latin American Art and the Cold War”; “The Many Faces of Frida Kahlo”; “Utopian Modernismo: Avant-Garde Practices in Latin America 1900-1945”; “Colonial Art in the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru”; “Pre-Columbian Art”; and “The Art of Mexico: From the Olmec to the Present.” Her course offerings at BU will expand the range of material covered by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and will complement and enrich the Latin American Studies Program.
Interested in pursuing a career in the arts? Please join us for a panel discussion & networking event, open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Greater Boston Area. Presented by the Visual Culture Consortium, hosted by BU Art History Association.
Guest speakers include:
Art History & Academia || Gregory Williams, Boston University
Corporate Collections || Karen Pfefferle, Wellington Management
Curatorial Projects || Kate McNamara, BU Art Gallery
Non-Profit Arts Organizations || Graham Wright, Opus Affair
Art Writing & Criticism || Stephanie Cardon, Big Red & Shiny
Museum Programs || David Henry, ICA Boston
Monday, April 1st, 6:30-8:30pm || George Sherman Union at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th floor || MBTA T-stop: Green B-line, BU Central
A faculty-led tour of the MFA’s Classical and Americas collections by Becky Martin (History of Art & Architecture) and David Carballo (Archaeology). Followed by a free lunch provided courtesy of the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship.
The event is open to BU students in Archaeology, Classics, Core, and the History of Art & Architecture.
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13.
Time: Saturday, April 20th, 9:50am
Meet: Linde Family Entrance of the MFA
The Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association (GSHAAA) will be holding a book sale on Thursday, March 28 in the CAS 1st floor lounge from 9am to 5pm. Titles include all genres from fiction to textbook and are donated by faculty and students. Show your support for the GSHAAA and stop by our book sale!