OPEN STUDIOS 2018: Saturday, March 3 @ 4-7 pm / VAF.

11th Annual GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM: Saturday, March 3rd @ 9 am - 4:30 pm / SME 149.

Graduate Open Studios
Visual Arts Facility

Please join us at the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts for our Open Studios on Saturday, March 3rd, from 4 - 7 pm. This is our opportunity to share with you and the San Diego community our research, scholarship, and artistic practices. Open Studios will feature over 40 artists' open studios, exhibitions, screenings, and publications produced in the Department of Visual Arts. The artists will be present in their studios throughout the afternoon and excited to talk about and share their work with you.

Ana Andrade, Jessica Buie, Erika Barbosa, Dillon Chapman, John Dombroski, Corey Dunlap, Guillermo Estrada, Sarah Farnsworth, Jessica Frelund, Tanner Gilliland-Swetland, Cole Goodwin, Mateus Guzzo, Ryne Heslin, Grace Mae Huddleston, Yubin Kang, Yasmine Kasem, Abe King, Lisa Korpos, Zara Kuredjian, Sarah Mendelsohn, Jesus Eddy Miramontes, Maya Grace Misra, Jon Paden. Garrett Pointer, Casey Polacheck, Gabi Schaffzin, Heejung Shin, Andrew Sturm, Sindhu Thirumalaisamy, Maya VanderSchuit, Nathan Vieland, Kevin Vincent, Evelyn Walker, dana washington, Sam Wohl, Zebulon Zang

11th Annual Graduate Visual Arts Symposium

Sensory Disruptions: Confronting the Primacy of the Visual

Keynote Presentation: "Blind Self-Portraits: Remaking the Image of Blindness," by
Georgina Kleege, Lecturer in English at the University of California, Berkeley

Saturday 3 March 2018 // 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Visual Arts Presentation Lab @ Structural & Materials Engineering (SME) Building 149

Since Plato and Aristotle, vision has been privileged in Western thought as a harbinger of truth and knowledge. Particularly, visuality has remained one of the dominant approaches to the artwork, defining how the audience engages with the exhibition and/or institutional space. This day-long symposium aims to explore how other sensorial faculties, such as the auditory, tactile, olfactory and gustatory, can expand the discipline of art and thus reshape the quotidian experience within contemporary life. What sensual elements constitute our perception of an object or a work of art? Which subjects, practices, and narratives are lost through ocularcentrism? How can critical discourses within cultural studies, identity politics, feminist and queer theory, disability studies, as well as performative and spatiotemporal propositions re/consider alternative modes of knowledge production?

Organized by Ph.D. students Erika Barbosa, Shoghig Halajian, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Alexis Hudgins, Yiqing Li and Yi Liu.

Symposium Schedule

9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:20 am Opening Remarks
9:30 am Panel One
11:10 am Panel Two
12:40 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Panel Three
3:30 pm Keynote Presentation
4:30 pm Closing Reception

We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to sharing this day with you. There will be free weekend parking on campus.

UCSD Dept. of Visual Arts


Visual Arts Contact: Nick Lesley
(858) 822-7755 |

Saturday, March 3 @ 4 - 7 pm
Visual Arts Facility
(on Russell Ln. park at Gilman Parking Structure)
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, California

Saturday, March 3rd @ 9 am - 4:30 pm
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Building
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, California

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