RAVE: CAA Presentation Session
This is a special RAVE session for graduate students presenting at CAA. Nancy Lin, Maggie Borowitz, and possibly Hanne Graversen and Max Koss will be soliciting presentation feedback before they submit their pre-recorded talks to CAA in early January.
Nancy Lin, "Between Performance and Documentation: Song Dong's 'Performative Futility’"
Nancy P. Lin is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in modern and contemporary Chinese art and architecture. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Her dissertation, titled “Making Spaces: Site-based Practice in Contemporary Chinese Art, 1990s-2000s,” focuses on the intersection of art and urbanism in examining locally situated, yet globally-oriented spatial and site-specific artistic practices in China. As the 2019-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Curatorial Intern at the Smart Museum of Art, she worked extensively on the exhibition Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. From 2017 to 2018, she was a fellow of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form, co-organizing three interdisciplinary symposia that brought together artists, architects, and urban scholars from the sciences and the humanities. She received the 2015 Schiff Foundation Writing Fellowship and, together with fellow collaborators, was a recipient of the 2016 Graham Foundation project grant for the independent publication Building Subjects (Standpunkte, 2019), a study on collective housing in China. Her other publications include an article in the edited volume Visual Arts, Representations and Interventions in Contemporary China: Urbanized Interfaces (Amsterdam University Press, 2018) and a forthcoming article in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect, Winter 2020). Her work has been generously supported by The Getty Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Schiff Foundation, Graham Foundation, as well as the Art History Department and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago.
Maggie Borowitz, "Looking Slowly: Deciphering Magali Lara's Artwork”
Maggie is a Ph.D. candidate interested in the relationship between art and politics in late-twentieth-century Latin America. Her research has focused especially on conceptual art in Brazil and Mexico. Her dissertation project, "Caught by Surprise: Intimacy and Feminist Politics in the work of Magali Lara," considers alternative forms of political art in the 1970s and 80s in Mexico City. Maggie received her BA in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2013 and spent a couple of years working in art museum education and programming before returning to the University.
Hanne Graversen and Max Koss, Panel: "Love in Times of Crisis: Reparative Art Histories”
Hanne Graversen is a Ph.D. candidate in modern and contemporary art history at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation “Interchanges: Construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System and Artistic Practice, 1956-1984,” examines how the transforming landscape of the Interstate became both a medium and an object of inquiry for artists (advisors: Profs. Rebecca Zorach and Christine Mehring). She is the 2020-21 Rhoades Curatorial Intern at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is working with Associate Curator Erica Warren on a curatorial project re-examining postwar Scandinavian art and design through an ecological lens. Previously, she worked on the Art Institute exhibition Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the City as the COSI Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow in the Department of Architecture and Design (2018-19). In 2017-18, she was a Graduate Fellow of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Urban Art and Urban Form at the University of Chicago, co-organizing three symposia with professors Bill Brown and Jessica Stockholder, inviting speakers such as architect Rahul Mehrotra and artist Amanda Williams to join the discussion on art, architecture, and landscape. In her work, she continues to explore ecological and social issues and she is committed to transforming the field to create more inclusive histories, practices, and institutions. Her work has been generously supported by The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Getty Foundation, and The Schiff Foundation.
Max Koss is a recent graduate of UChicago's Department of Art History, where he submitted his dissertation "The Art of the Periodical: Pan, Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Design in Germany, 1890-1900." He is currently based in Berlin, where for the past three years, he held a "Connecting Art Histories in the Museum" Fellowship from the Kunsthistorische Institute Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut and the Berlin State Museums. While he is revising his dissertation into a manuscript, he is also in the process of translating two books of Renaissance art history from German to English.
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