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SFAI Summer Symposium

San Francisco Art Institute

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

SFAI Summer Symposium

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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 am Coffee 
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
10:30–10:45 am  Break
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
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:15 pm Session 2 » “Facing Each Other in Real Time”

Breakout discussion groups led by MFA artists
3:15–3:30 pm Break
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
Ken Goldberg
Alexis Hudgins
Miki Johnson
Patricia Lange
Anna Shteynshleyger


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When & Where

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Founded in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art.

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