Sept 29 – Expansive Realities: A Longer History of the “Virtual” in Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture
Expansive Realities: A Longer History of the “Virtual” in Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture
September 29th, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA
This fall’s biennial U-M History of Art Graduate Student Symposium: Expansive Realities: A Longer History of the “Virtual” in Art, Architecture, and Visual Culture aims to foster discussions of the theoretical, social, and cultural nature of this phenomenon. While often linked to the digital age, the virtual implies imagined and immersive spaces that despite their defiance of material and physical boundaries impact these nonetheless. Ten graduate students in art history and related fields from the University of Michigan and other institutions will present papers that collectively address the impact of the virtual on the mind, body, and the construction or cementation of boundaries.
Expansive Realities is further delighted to host Kristina Kleutghen, David. W. Mesker Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chinese Art and Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis as the keynote for this event.
This program is co-sponsored by UMMA, the Confucius Institute, the Center for Chinese Studies, American Culture, the Department for Classical Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, the Museum Studies Program, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and Rackham Graduate Studies.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
For more information and full schedule: https://events.umich.edu/event/52156