Bodies of Art

Featured Speakers:

  • Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art
  • Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
  • ORLAN, Internationally Acclaimed Artist

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies invite interested parties to attend a two-day conference, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Conference themes, with a focus on art and visual culture, include: the embodied artist, concerning issues of maker and material, inscriptions of the self, or the somatic experience of the creative process; the body in pieces (pace Nochlin), considering the fragment, the crop, dismemberment, or erasure; the en-gendered object, how gender and sexuality are expressed, represented or suppressed; the corpus, or other bodily metaphors for the œuvre, canon or process of creation; and finally the body as art, in all its manifestations.

To view the conference program, click here.

To view a list of conference presenters and their abstracts, click here.

To read the official press release, click here.

To view the official conference poster, click here.

To access the past call for papers, click here.

The Center For Body, Mind, and Culture has made arrangements with two area hotels, and special room rates are available. For directions and information concerning hotel accommodations, click here.

In conjunction with ORLAN’s participation as a keynote speaker in the "Bodies of Art" symposium at FAU, the University Galleries presents ORLAN Resurfacing: Surgery-Performance Photos and Recent Works, from December 1, 2010 to January 22, 2011 in the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space.

To view the poster, please click here. For photos of the event, please click here.

For more information on the ORLAN art show click here.