Student News Roundup: February 2016

As February comes to an end and the semester kicks into high gear, we’d like to highlight a few recent students news items:

Abigail Lapin Dardashti has curated an exhibition titled Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez at the Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia. This Saturday, Abigail will present at 20th Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium, SHIFTING IDENTITIES: Expressing Afrolatinidad. Affiliated with the exhibition, this symposium considers the ideological shifts that Afro-Latino migrants and immigrants have undergone through their experiences in Latin America and the United States.

Also taking place this weekend is Anachronic Gestures: A Conversation on Reenactment and Performing the Archive, organized by Kaegan Sparks. Held in conjunction with The Infernal Dream of Mutt and Jeff, an exhibition Kaegan curated of new work by artist Zoe Beloff, the discussion will take place at 4 PM on Sunday, February 28 at Momenta Art in Brooklyn.  Wooster Group actress Kate Valk, artist Mariam Ghani and scholar Johanna Burton will discuss strategies of re-enactment and performance through archives in contemporary art and theater.

Congratulations to Ian Wallace, who has been awarded a grant from the Getty Research Institute. This spring, he will travel to the Institute’s archives in Los Angeles to study the activities of the organization Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) between 1969 to 1971.

In other news, architectural historian, Marci Clark was profiled in a New York Times article about her work as director of DS Development Group.

Lastly, 14 GC Art History students gave papers at the College Art Association meeting in Washington DC this year. Congratulations to Mitra Abbaspour, Elizabeth Berkowitz, Randall Edwards, Michelle Millar Fischer, Jennifer Favorite, Arnaud Gerspacherb, Yusuke Isotani, Cara Jordan, Abigail Lapin, Christina McCollum, Erika Nelson, Ana Perry, Beth Saunders, Maria Laura Steverlynck, and Chloe Wyma, as well as to session chair Professor Katherine Manthorne.

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