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Thursday, May 26, 2022
12:30 PM


Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 156


Free; hybrid event, in-person and virtual

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Smart Museum of Art




Inspired by the exhibition “Bob Thompson: This House is Mine,” this colloquium will foreground presentations by three University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate student speakers who will each present their own research on the topics of artistic reimagination, genre and form, subversion and resistance, and healing and empowerment. Presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and broader group conversation. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

This workshop is organized by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art and is moderated by Kassie Sarkar, the Graduate Curatorial Intern for “Bob Thompson: This House is Mine” and a student of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities.

-- Teddy Sandler (AB ’23), “Blowing Bubbles with Death: Destigmatizing—Decriminalizing—Care with Teresa Margolles”
-- Layla Khazeni (AB ’23), “Thangkas in Context: Framing Ancient Healing in Contemporary Spaces”
-- Brandon Sward (PhD Candidate), “The colonization of media”

Image: Bob Thompson, “The Assumption,” 1964, Oil on canvas, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. Installation view, “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine,” Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 2022. Photo by Michael Tropea.