CIA Symposium Agenda

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/07/2004 - 04:34.
The
Cleveland Institute of Art Symposium "Aesthetics
and Consumer Culture" Nov. 4-6, 2004
Thursday,
November 4, 2004
6:30
PM
Symposium
Sneak Preview
Lane Cooper,
The Cleveland Institute of Art
"White
Lightning" and the Subversion of George
Wallace’s Southern White Ideal
  7:00
PM
Cinematheque to
show movie "White
Lightning" (USA, 1973, Joseph Sargent)
in conjunction with the Symposium.
Friday, November 5,
2004
9:00 - 10:00 Symposium
Opening Introduction
Rita Goodman,
The Cleveland Institute of Art
    Session
1
"You’re Keeping That?": Commercialism Disrupted
  10:00 - 10:40 Siobhan
La Piana, The Cleveland Institute of Art
Excess
and Insufficiency
  10:40 – 11:20 Martin
Patrick, Illinois State University School
of Art
Marketing
Matthieu: On Matthieu Laurette’s Creative
Disruptions of the Commercial World
  11:20 – 12:00 Ross
Elfline, U.C.L.A.
Critical
Design and Consumer Culture: From Dada to Searstyle
  12:30 – 2:30 Lunch Break
    Session
2
Mickey,
Martha, and Benetton: Branding Identity
  2:30 – 3:10 Holly
Crawford, University of Essex
Disneyfication
of the Aesthetic Object
  3:10 – 3:50 Michael
Golec, Iowa State University
Do-It-Yourself
Aesthetics: Martha Stewart and the Marketing
of Emersonian Perfectionism
  3:50 – 4:30 Rita
Goodman, The Cleveland Institute of Art
Buying
Politics, Selling Sweaters
  7:00 – 8:00 PM Featured
Speaker
George
Ritzer, University of Maryland
"Art,
McDonaldization and the Globalization of
Society".
Sociology Professor George Ritzer is the
author of numerous books, including The
McDonaldization of Society (1993, 1996,
2000, 2004; translated into a dozen languages);
Enchanting a Disenchanted World:
Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption (1999); McDonaldization: The Reader
(2002); and The Globalization of Nothing (2004). He also edited The Blackwell
Companion to Major Social Theorists (2000), as well as The Handbook of
Social Theory (2001), and is co-founding editor of the Journal of Consumer
Culture.
  8:45 PM Cinematheque to
show film on topic of Symposium (title to be announced)
Saturday, November
6, 2004
  Session
3
Nothing
is Sacred: Dislocating Local Culture
  10:30 – 11:20 Irene
Sunwoo, Architectural Association, London
Object
and Icon: The Farnsworth House as Architectural
Collectible
  11:20 – 12:00 Adrianne
Santina, University of North Texas
Plains
Tipis, Kitsch, and the Fashioning of American
Identity
  12:00 – 12:30 Katia
Almeida-Tracy, Case Western Reserve University
Shipibo
Designs: Hybridism and Commodification in the
Peruvian Amazon
  12:30 – 2:30 Lunch Break
    Session
4
Resisting
Globalization/Resisting Art History
  2:30 – 3:10 Kristen
Baumlier, The Cleveland
Institute of Art
"Combustible
Media: Art to Spark Social Change"
  3:10 – 4:00 Charles
Bergengren, The Cleveland Institute of
Art
The Commodification
of Everything Else
  4:00 – 6:00 Reception with participants
and closing keynote speaker Mel
Chin. To be held in Ohio Bell Auditorium,
Gund Building
  6:00 – 7:00 Closing
Keynote Speaker
Mel Chin,
Internationally-renowned artist
"The
Spectrum of Survival". Mel
Chin is an internationally prominent artist
whose works are in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York; the Weatherspoon
Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina; and
the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. He was
included in the first season of the celebrated
PBS series "Art: 21, Art in the Twenty-First
Century." An influential artist, Chin
is known for his politically engaged and
socially aware site-specific works, including
his multi-sited Revival Field, KNOWMAD,
and Render (2004).

SYMPOSIUM EVENTS ARE FREE AND
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT FOR CINEMATHEQUE FILMS.

ALL EVENTS ARE HELD IN AITKEN
AUDITORIUM, GUND BUILDING (EXCEPT CLOSING RECEPTION,
AS NOTED).

BREAKFAST ITEMS PROVIDED FRI.
AND SAT. MORNINGS, BEFORE TALKS.

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Sponsored by the Liberal Arts
department. For more information please contact Dr.
Rita Goodman (rgoodman [at] gate [dot] cia [dot] edu)
or Ms. Lane Cooper (lane_cooper [at] hotmail [dot] com).

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