February 14, 2012

"Accumulation" at CAA 2012

All apologies to readers of this site for my absence of late which can be attributed to both my regular arts educator duties and extensive preparation for my upcoming session at the College Art Association's 100th Annual Conference. My colleague and friend, Nana Last, will join me to tackle emergent issues and theories surrounding the contemporary practice of accumulation. We have assembled an international roster of speakers for this panel and I look forward to sharing insights and impressions gained from this experience in later posts.

Single-event entrance tickets are re-instated this year so if you are in LA and interested in this topic, please join us; information on the session, our presenters and their papers are posted below:

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 9:30am–12:00pm
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Meeting Room 404A, Level 2
Chairs: Nana Danielle Last, University of Virginia; Mark Cameron Boyd, Corcoran College of Art and Design
"Contemporary Art and the Persistence of Plastic"
Amanda Boetzkes, Ohio State University
"Performing Labor"
Elise Richman, University of Puget Sound
"Tainted Goods: Isa Genzken and Rachel Harrison"
Dan Adler, York University
"The Accumulative Atlas (of Gerhard Richter)"
Kate Palmer Albers, University of Arizona
"Who Is Afraid of Accumulation? Thomas Hirschhorn’s Exhibition 'Swiss-Swiss Democracy'"
Philip Ursprung, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

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