SFAI SUMMER SYMPOSIUM
Face It: Photography, Ethics, and Identity in the Age of the Selfie
Summer at SFAI kicks off with an annual symposium addressing current topics in contemporary art and criticism. Convening artists and scholars from diverse disciplines, this year’s symposium Face It considers the relevance of photography in today’s image-saturated world.
|Friday, June 20|
|6:30 pm||Pre-Symposium Event » Graduate Lecture Series: Anna Shteynshleyger|
|Saturday, June 21|
|9:15–10:30 am||Welcome » Dr. Rachel Schreiber, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Keynote » Dr. Martin A. Berger, Professor in History of Art and Visual Culture and Associate Dean, Arts Division, University of California, Santa Cruz
|10:45 am–12:30 pm||Session 1 » “Building Reality: Technology and the Uncanny”
Introduction by MFA artist, followed by three 15-minute presentations and a 30-minute Q & A
Panelists: Ken Goldberg; Aziz + Cucher (Guest Faculty and Artists in Residence, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art); Alexis Hudgins
|1:30–3:15 pm||Session 2 » “Facing Each Other in Real Time”
Breakout discussion groups led by MFA artists
|3:30–4:45 pm||Session 3 » “Self(ies) and Surveillance: Performing, Displaying, and Documenting Bodies”
Introduction by MFA artist; led by Miki Johnson
Panelists: Miki Johnson; Patricia G. Lange; Anna Shteynshleyger (Graduate Lecture Series artist)
|4:45–5 pm||Closing remarks|
|5 pm||Reception and artist/curator conversation in the Walter and McBean Galleries, featuring current exhibition Wrong’s What I Do Best|
Aziz + Cucher, guest faculty and artists in residence, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art
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San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art.