Translation: Transformative Shifts in Process and Exchange

 

program

10:00am OPENING REMARKS

10:30am TRANSLATION AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE
Aaron Hyman (University of California, Berkeley)
Nicholas Miller (Northwestern University)
Erin Hyde Nolan (Boston University)
Julia Vazquez (Columbia University)

12:30pm LUNCH

2:00pm TRANSLATION ACROSS DIMENSIONS
Christine Ho (Stanford University)
Brittany Luberda (Southern Methodist University)
Christina McCollum (Graduate Center at CUNY)
Megan Metcalf (University of California, Los Angeles)

4:00pm COFFEE

4:30pm KEYNOTE
"The Articulate Artwork"
Jonathan Hay, Professor of Fine Arts, NYU

 

Translation: Transformative Shifts in Process and Exchange

will provide a forum for emerging scholars to explore the idea of translation in visual art and culture. Presentation topics will engage with the lives and afterlives of works of art, questions of poetics and translatability, and relationships created, mediated, and shifted by art and its creation, display, and history.

Questions considered in the symposium include: In what ways have motifs, artists, and objects crossed boundaries, found meaning, and re-entered their original contexts? What different forms do these relationships take—for example, are they reciprocal, hegemonic, or syncretic in nature? How have "mistranslations," acting not as mistakes but as retakes, affected art production and meaning, and in what ways do these acts disrupt or inform them? How might we explore the place of the diasporic artist? How are art and artists locationally indexed and how are we to approach the importance or rejection of this spatial orientation? In what ways might translation be thought of temporally?

Join us at the Hammer Museum on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

 
The Symposium is funded by the UCLA Friends of Art History, the UCLA Graduate Students Association, and the Department of Art History.
Contact the committee.