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Tag: Visual and Cultural Studies Program

Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

March 1, 2018

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.

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Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

Artist Walid Raad to discuss war, art, and memory

January 19, 2018

Conceptual artist Walid Raad ’96 (PhD), an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will be the third speaker in the Humanities Center’s annual public lecture series, devoted this year to the theme of memory and forgetting.

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Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

September 26, 2017

The Humanities Center has announced its slate of public lecture series speakers for this year’s theme of “memory and forgetting.”

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Film series explores power of looking

Film series explores power of looking

November 9, 2016

A fall film series hosted by InVisible Culture, an electronic visual studies journal celebrating its 25th anniversary year at the University, and the George Eastman Museum, explores the power of looking.

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Taking a ‘look’ at historical hoaxes

Taking a ‘look’ at historical hoaxes

February 29, 2016

During the mid-19th century, a series of grand hoaxes captured the American imagination: the Great Moon Hoax, the Cardiff Giant, and the fantastical creatures of P. T. Barnum. Joan Saab, an associate professor of art history and visual and cultural studies, examines the relationship between seeing and believing.

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Event: University of Rochester hosts Tino Sehgal’s This situation

February 9, 2015

Rochester will be the second university to produce This situation, a piece by British-German artist Tino Sehgal. The piece is described as a “constructed situation” akin to a contemporary salon in which live interpreters discuss among themselves and with visitors such issues as the aesthetics of existence and the implications of moving from a society of lack to a society of abundance.

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