Bodies of Art Conference

Florida Atlantic University

Thursday December 2nd, 2010

9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming Remarks (House Chambers)

    Diane Alperin, Associate Provost of Personnel and Programs

    Richard Shusterman, Director of the FAU Center for Body, Mind, and Culture

9:15-10:15 Linda Nochlin * (House Chambers)

"Three Women Artists/Three Versions of the Body:  Jenny Saville, Louise Bourgeois, Miwa Yanagi"

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 Session A (House Chambers, session chair: Dr. Carol Gould)

    Peg Brand, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

           "Mistaking Monstrous Beauty: ORLAN’s Virtual Beauty"

    Rachel Hurst, St. Francis Xavier University

            "Love and Sex Forged In Silicone: Amber Hawk Swanson, Femininity and Synthetic Embodiment"

    Emily Newman, St. Cloud State University and City University of New York

            "I just got to change: Faith Ringgold, Oprah Winfrey and the Plight of the Black Female Body in the Late 1980s"

10:30-12:00 Session B (Live Oak, session chair: Dr. Nora Erro-Peralta)

    Jennifer Shaw, Indiana University

            "Unsettled Bodies and Embodied Vision: Dorothea Tanning’s Prismatic Works of the 1950s"

     Jennifer Sudul, New York University

              "Cattle, Colanders and Cathedrals: Niki de Saint Phalle’s Women"

    Elizabeth Adan, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

              "Between the Body and the Image in the Work of Francesca Woodman"

12:00-1:30 Break for Lunch

1:30-2:50 Session A (House Chambers, session chair: Dr. Michael Horswell)

     Elise Archias, California State University, Chico

              "Everyday Sex in Schneemann’s Concretions"

    Laini Burton, Griffith University, Queensland

            "Pipilotti Rist’s Metaphoric Body: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)"

     Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, Gulf University, Kuwait

              "The New Woman: From the Stigmatized Tattoo to Spatial Body Graffiti"

1:30-2:50 Session B (Live Oak, Session chair: Dr. Brian McConnell)

     Jennifer Grayburn, University of Virginia

              "Science and Social Influence in Medieval Gynecological Manuscripts and Images"

     Ilenia Colon, University of Central Florida

              "The Hyper-real Body: The Cristos Yacentes of Gregorio Fernández"

     Ellery Foutch, University of Pennsylvania

              "Embodying the Medium: Eugen Sandow and Bodybuilding as Sculpture"

2:50-3:00 Break

3:00-4:50 Session A (House Chambers, session chair: Dr. Josephine Beoku-Betts)

       Anna Schober, Verona University

            "Concepts of ‘gender’ as triggers of artistic imagination"

     Dawn Leach, University Oldenburg and the Academy of Fine Art, Düsseldorf

             "Body Pieces by Nan Hoover: Sublation of Gender"

    Raphael Cuir, independent scholar

            "Know Thyself ,’ Art and Anatomy : A Discontinued History"

3:00-4:00 Session B (Live Oak, session chair: Dr. Jane Caputi)

     Michelle Meagher, University of Alberta

              "Suzy Lake: Self Presentation and the Aging Artist’s Body."

     Virginia Raguin, College of the Holy Cross

              "Kiki Smith’s and Judith Schaechter’s Bodies on Glass"

5:00-6:00 ORLAN (House Chambers)

 "This is my body, this is my software : Between Western and Non-Western Culture"

6:30 Opening Reception

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

9:00-10:00 Session A (AH 205, session chair: Dr. Wenying Xu)

     Robin Veder, Pennsylvania State University

              "Georgia O’Keeffe, Ida Rolf, and Muscle Memory"

    Pradeep A. Dhillon, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

              "Imaging Critique: Amrita Sher-Gil on Paul Gauguin’s Body Exotic"

9:00-10:00 Session B (CU 119, session chair: Dr. Wendy Hinshaw)

     Lori Beavis, Concordia University, Montreal

            "Sexy Indians: An examination of Native Sexual Identity in the work of contemporary Native Canadian artists"

     Karen A. Stock, Winthrop University

              "Somatic Cartography: The work of Susan Harbage Page"

  11:00-12:00 ORLAN exhibition walk-through for students

* Linda Nochlin is bedridden with bronchitis. Dr. Richard Shusterman will present "Somatic Style" during this time slot.