Histories / Photographies: Symposium

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9am to 5:30pm, DPAM will host a one-day symposium “Histories/Photographies” – the companion to the exhibition of the same name and the inaugural event of the Chicago Photography Working Group (CHIPWG). This event will bring together scholars, curators, and practitioners of the medium from across the Chicago area for vibrant discussions of the relationship between history and photography. The day will include a panel of scholarly papers, featuring a keynote address by Blake Stimson, a set of conversations paring artists and scholars, and a concluding group discussion of the days themes.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register (or if you have any questions), please email artmuseum@depaul.edu by October 11, and indicate your name, if you will be attending the symposium and the opening reception Friday, October 18, and if you would like to be added to the CHIPWG mailing list. 

These events are organized by the DePaul Art Museum and CHIPWG in collaboration with the Departments of Art, Media & Design; English; History; History of Art and Architecture; and the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University. More information about the Chicago Photography Working Group can be found here: http://www.chicagophotographywg.com/

Symposium Schedule // Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 – 9:15 a.m // Symposium and exhibition welcome and opening remarks

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. // Paper Presentations + Q&A
Mark Pohlad, Department of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
Greg Foster Rice, Photography Department, Columbia College
Krista Thompson, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. // Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. // Keynote address
Blake Stimson, Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. // Lunch Break

1:15 – 3:45 p.m. // Artist Conversations
Myra Greene and Shawn Michelle Smith, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Jason Reblando and Gregory J. Harris, DePaul Art Museum
Aspen Mays and Karsten Lund, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
John Opera and Adam Schreiber, Department of Art, Media and Design, DePaul University

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. // Break

4:00 – 5:30 p.m // Concluding Group Discussion
Moderator: Marcy J. Dinius, Department of English, DePaul University