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2019 Painting Symposium // Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting

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SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

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Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting

Keynote Address:
Artist Jenny Saville and SF Curatorial Leader Claudia Schmuckli


“During times of social and political strife, individual liberty and cultural ethics are contested through issues of the body. In that respect, a robust interest in figurative painting has intensified over the past few years alongside artist’s renewed purpose in painting people.

Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting is a one-day symposium that will address what constitutes a contemporary body, how pressing issues are being translated rhetorically through the body, and the diverse artistic vantage points situated within figurative painting today.”

—Brett Reichman, Symposium Chair


On February 9, 2019, SFAI’s painting department will be hosting a symposium
on the subject of contemporary figurative painting, featuring renowned British artist Jenny Saville in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Known for her monumental paintings of flesh from a feminist perspective, Saville has continually redefined the body politic in painting for the past 25 years. In addition, panel discussions will be delivered on a range of subjects by artists and professors in art practice and history, submitting their distinct perceptions about the wide-ranging and paradoxical state of corporeality through the painted image.

For more information, visit: sfai.edu/situational

Event Schedule

10:00–11:30
Keynote with Jenny Saville and Claudia Schmuckli

11:30–1:00
Lunch break

1:00–1:50
Brett Reichman, Associate Professor of Painting, SFAI
“Queer Bodies: Hyper-spatialization”

1:55–2:45
Christine Tien Wang, Assistant Professor of Painting, CCA
“Internet Memes: Irony and Identity”

2:45–3:10
Coffe break

3:15–4:05
Claire Daigle, Associate Professor of History + Theory of Contemporary Art, SFAI
“Skin (Scratch, Strip, Scumble, Slather)”

4:10–5:00
Taravat Talepasand, Assistant Professor of Painting, SFAI
“Body Politics From The Middle East”

5:00–6:00
Closing reception


Sponsors

This symposium is generously sponsored by XL Catlin and The Broad.


Image Credit

Jenny Saville, Red Fates, 2018. Oil on canvas; 94 1/2 x 102 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches. © Jenny Saville. Photo by Mike Bruce. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.

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