Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 12:00am

Annual Conference of the MA Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories at OCAD U
Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content."

Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Morning Roundtable: LANDSLIDE: Issues in Curation and Practice. Janine Marchessault - Sean Martindale - Lisa Myers
Room: 7320

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Lecture: The Restless Museum: Curating at the boundaries of discipline by Nicholas R. Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Room: 7320

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Afternoon Roundtable: Recombinant Practices. Aleesa Cohene - Derek Liddington - Philip Monk - Christina Ott

Venue & Address: 
Room: 7320 Graduate Studies @ 205, 3rd Floor 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario