Please join Prof. Carrie Lambert-Beatty and students in the Harvard University graduate seminar “Deception” for a day of new scholarship probing the history and theory of art’s proximity to trickery. Across cultures, continents, and centuries—and at a time of public epistemic crisis—what can we learn from artists’ experiments at the limits of fact and fiction, aesthetics and epistemology?
Jerónimo Duarte-Riascos is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University in the City of New York. The author of essays published in journals such as Revista de Estudios de Literatura Colombiana, he served as the 2015-17 C-MAP Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, and organizes exhibitions and publications with the curatorial collective de cabeza curaduría, which he co-founded in 2014. He received his PhD in Spanish and Latin American Literatures with a Secondary Field in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University in 2018.
20-minute talks, each followed by discussion. All times EST.
Seung Hee Oh, “What Does This Painting Secretly Do?: Chen Hongshou’s (1598–1652) Elegant Gathering as an Enchanted Object”
Joseph Zordan, “Mainstreaming Indigenous Glamour: Indigenous Fashions, Tourist Art, and Commodification of Indigenous Femininity”
Rachel M Tang, “Fictions and Frictions: Pedagogic Performance after the Educational Turn”
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JERÓNIMO DUARTE-RIASCOS, "PROSTHETIC OBJECTS / PROSTHETIC BEINGS (AND OTHER WAYS OF INHABITING CONTEMPORANEITY)"
Kaitlin Hao, “Kill ‘Em with Cuteness: Cute Protest Media in the 2019 Hong Kong Protests”
Mahan Moalemi, “A Foot in the Door of Objectivity: Morehshin Allahyari's Material Speculation: ISIS”
Xueyang (April) Peng, “Painting Photography: Intermediality in Xu Beihong's (1895-1953) Goddess Spreads Flowers”
Generously supported by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies