Schedule Of Events: Crossing The Boundaries XXIII: Cut and Paste

Crossing the Boundaries XXIII: Cut and Paste

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Presented by the Art History Graduate Student Union at Binghamton University

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Friday, March 27, 2015

1:00-2:15 | Undergraduate Panel | Location: Binghamton University Art Museum (Fine Arts Building) Lower Galleries

  • Colleen Stapleton, “Collaged Anonymity: A Portrait of Delay”
  • Kara Nandin, “Ojibwa Birchbark Scrolls and Rock Art: The Misappropriation of Forms in Nineteenth-Century Aesthetic”
  • Daniel Bontempi, “Duane Hanson: A Study of Modernist Expression through Minimalism and Post-Minimalism”

2:15-2:30 | Break

2:30-3:45 | Panel 1: Sound, Space, Time | Location: Binghamton University Art Museum (Fine Arts Building) Lower Galleries | Moderator: Amanda Beardsley

  • Alana Wolf-Johnson, University of Rochester, “Re-Recording History: Jacob Kirkegaard’s Four Rooms and the Sonic Unconscious”
  • Mopelola Ogunbowale, University at Buffalo, “Cutting and Pasting the ‘Riddim’: A Case Study of Diaspora Music in Urban Lagos”
  • Elise Trucks, Binghamton University, “Expansive Collaborations: Carolee Schneemann, James Tenney and 1960s Experimental Arts”

3:45-4:00 | Break

4:00 | Keynote Address | Location: Fine Arts 258

Andrés Mario Zervigón, Associate Professor of Art History, Rutgers University, “Die Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung — The Worker’s Illustrated Magazine, 1921-1938: The Cut and Paste of Germany’s Other Avant-Garde” Click here to read the abstract!

5:00-7:00 | Opening Reception: “The Inner Landscape of Dance: Photographs by Barbara Morgan 1935-1944” | Location: University Art Museum

6:30 | Dinner | Thai Basil Restaurant, 29 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Location: All Saturday panels will take place in Fine Arts 258, and all meals will take place in the adjacent Fine Arts Grand Corridor

9:00-9:30 | Breakfast | Fine Arts Grand Corridor

9:30-10:45 | Panel 2: Assemblage, Construction, Contingency | Moderator: Nicole Wagner

  • Addie Gordon, Binghamton University, “‘Rewriting the Past’: Peter Eisenman’s City of Culture, Galicia”
  • Rachel Julia Engler, Columbia University, “A Perfect Kind of Incoherence: Theo van Doesburg’s Dada Geometries”
  • Allison Leigh, The Cooper Union, “Typological Montage in the Nineteenth Century: The Alienation of Everyday Life”

10:45-11:00 | Break

11:00-12:15 | Panel 3: Texts of Resistance | Moderator: Lena Mei

  • Andrea Ennis-Booth, University of Toronto, “Heisler’s Alphabet: Between Interpretation and the Threat of Destruction”
  • Wylie Schwartz, Binghamton University, “Asger Jorn’s Collective Creating”
  • Debora Faccion, Binghamton University, “Malasartes: The Short Life of an Art Magazine in Brazil”

12:15-1:15 | Lunch | Fine Arts Grand Corridor

1:15-2:30 | Panel 4: Books and Materiality | Moderator: Zohre Soltani

  • Amy Breimeier, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Grace Fisher and the Art of the Commonplace Book”
  • Victoria Gao, University of Rochester, “Image and Materiality: Man Ray’s Atget Album”
  • Olivia Crough, Harvard University, “Glue as Such: The Collaged Books of Aleksei Kruchenykh and Olga Rozanova, 1915-1917”

2:30-2:45 | Break

2:45-4:00 | Panel 5: American Narratives | Moderator: Josh T. Franco

  • Kasia A. Kieca, Binghamton University, “Industrial Visions: The Politics of Assemblage in Lewis Hine’s Men at Work (1932)”
  • Nushelle de Silva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Assembling ‘Smallness’ at the American Small Industries Exhibition, Ceylon 1961”
  • Evelyn Kreutzer, Northwestern University,  “Intermediality and Montage in the Depiction of the 9/11 Trauma: Observations on Works by Carolee Schneemann, Galway Kinnell and John Adams.”

4:00-4:30 | Break

4:30 | Keynote Address | Fine Arts 258

Kevin Hatch, Assistant Professor of Art History, Binghamton University, “‘O Mexico/My Own’: The Semina Circle Encounters Mexico” Click here to read the abstract!

7:00 | Closing Reception | 25 Birch St., Binghamton, NY


Call for Papers: CTB 2015


We are pleased to announce the theme for our twenty-third annual conference: Cut and Paste!

Keynote Speakers:

Andrés Mario Zervigón, Rutgers University

Kevin Hatch, Binghamton University


The phrase “cut and paste,” in its most fundamental definition, is the process of selecting and combining fragments. Inspired by an established commitment to critical research, this year’s conference aims to explore the assortment of thematic, methodological, and sociopolitical interpretations derived from the traditional concept of extracting and adhering.

The twenty-third annual Crossing The Boundaries Conference, hosted by the Art History Graduate Student Union at Binghamton University, invites submissions from any historical or disciplinary approaches that involve a literal or conceptual appropriation achieved through cutting and pasting.

Potential topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Collage, bricolage, assemblage, montage
  • Authorship, plagiarism, imitation
  • Censorship and editing
  • Fragments / Fragmentation
  • Cultural traditions and historical change
  • Recontextualization
  • Sociopolitcal statements
  • Accumulation and composites of found objects
  • Invention or production through appropriation

Proposals for individual papers (20 minutes maximum) should be no more than 250 words in length and may be sent by email, with a current graduate level CV, to (Attn: Proposal). We also welcome proposals for integrated panels. Panel organizers should describe the theme of the panel and send abstracts with names and affiliations of all participants along with current CVs. A panel should consist of no more than three papers, each twenty minutes in length. Deadline for submissions is January 30, 2015.

#CTB14: Conference Schedule

All events are free and open to the public. Join us!

Friday, April 4th:

Undergraduate Panel: 1-2:15pm || In the Lower Galleries of the Binghamton University Art Museum

Michael Kosowski
Dual Faith: The Pagan Vestiges in the Religions of Eastern Europe

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Undergraduate Panel: Abstracts and Bios

We are delighted to launch our 22nd annual conference with a panel presented and moderated by the undergraduates of the Art History Department.

The panel will be held on April 4 in the Lower Galleries of the Binghamton University Art Museum (1-2:15pm).

Here is more information about the presenters and their talks:


Mikey Kosowski is a sophomore who is majoring in art history and Russian studies. Mikey sees art history as a way in which he can develop a deeper and older passion, British history and visual culture, and is now beginning to explore his interests in Eastern Europe. His current research interests range from the interiors of Victorian Anglo-Catholic churches to the modern restoration of synagogue murals in Poland.

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Crossing the Boundaries 2012: Meet our Participants

Read our schedule and presentations titles here

Kate Holohan is a Ph.D. student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.  Her broad area of interest is 17th century Spain and Spanish America.  In 2011, she won the Institute’s Decorative Arts Prize for her essay on the role of the grotesque and Asian imagery in a set of 17th century French tapestries woven at the Gobelins Manufactory.  In January, she presented a paper on early 18th century prints of ritual practice in pre-conquest Mexico City at the City University of New York’s symposium on the theme of “contact” in Latin American art.  Her dissertation, tentatively titled “Collecting a New World,” will examine 16th and 17th century Spanish collections and collectors of Latin American art objects.

Yuri Chang is a PhD candidate in art history at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She received both her BA and MA in art history from Ewha Woman’s University in Korea. ‪Her research is focused on understanding how South Korean art world has responded to and interacted with neo-liberalism since the 1980s by constructing national images in the state-led international events such as Olympics, Expositions, and Biennials.

Melissa Fitzmaurice is pursuing a MA/PhD in Art History at Binghamton University.  She previously held the positions of educator at the Eli Whitney Museum and intern at the Yale University Art Gallery, both in New Haven, CT.  She received her BA at the University of Connecticut in 2010.  Her research focuses on the early Christian period, particularly the development of church architecture as related to the formalization of the Christian liturgy and ecclesiastical hierarchy.

Emily Leonardo is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Art History at Hunter College.  She received her BA in Art History from New York University in 2007.  Emily specializes in twentieth-century European art, with a focus on postwar French church decoration, and modern works on paper.  Her master’s thesis, entitled “‘Icon Presentation’: The Sacred Works of Fernand Léger, 1937-1954,” examines Léger’s liturgical commissions for the Dominican churches of Notre-Dame de Toute Grâce at Assy, and l’Église du Sacré-Coeur at Audincourt.  She is an assistant in the Department of Drawing and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum, and has previously held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, Zwirner and Wirth gallery, and Art & Auction magazine.

Josh T Franco grew up in Odessa, Texas. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Art History at Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, New York where he is a Clifford D. Clark Fellow. He is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Philosophy, Interpretation & Culture. Franco attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas as an undergraduate. He splits his time between New York and Texas.

Tiffany Barber is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include how the interlocking relationships and meanings of identity performance, urbanism, visuality, and sound enforce the boundaries and boundedness of racial difference in public space. Her curatorial projects have featured work by artists responding aesthetically to the conditions of urbanization in the contemporary global moment. Her visual art reviews and feature articles have been published in Beautiful/Decay, THE Magazine Los Angeles, Public Art Review, Art Focus Oklahoma and online publications for ForYourArt, Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Blog Salon, LatinArt and Evil Monito Magazine.

Valerie Garlick is an artist and historian primarily concerned with technology and the body. She received an MFA in New Media and MA in Art History from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Her artwork has been the subject of numerous national exhibitions including the HERE Arts Center, Participant Inc., and Soho20 Gallery in New York, and Real Art Ways in Hartford. Garlick has also participated in festivals and screenings abroad, including Vox Feminae, Croatia; Hotch Potch, Norway; and the Kurye International Video Festival, Turkey. Garlick was selected for residencies in the Chashama Studio Program and at the School of Visual Arts. She is the recipient of multiple teaching fellowships and travel grants. In 2012, she will present her research at SUNY Binghamton, NY and Southern Connecticut State University. Currently, Garlick works as Assistant Editor and Curator of Vector Artist Journal. 

Maria Chaves is currently  Ph.D. student in the Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture (PIC) Program at Binghamton University, however, after the severe de-funding and academic De-ligitimization of the PIC Program, maria will be transferring to the English Department in the Fall of 2012. She is also a Clifford D. Clark Fellow. In 2011 maria received her M.A. from PIC. She a founding member of SankofaTheaterCompany based in Chicago and writer at maria’s research interests include Women of color feminisms/critical feminist philosophy, theater, popular education, film studies, Decolonial thought, Critical Race Theory, political coalition building and consciousness raising. Her latest project is a comparative study of the figure of Caliban and La Malinche.

Leila Daw is an independent artist with a studio in New Haven, and Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Daw’s artwork has been featured across the U.S.A. and Europe, and is permanently installed at Bradley International Airport, Hartford; the New Haven Public Library; Northwestern CT Community College; and the St. Louis light rail system. Her work is in the collections of DeCordova Museum, Boston Public Library, St. Louis Art Museum, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Texaco Corporation, Houston TX, and many others. Recent exhibitions include A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH: Art Chicago International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art; Atrium Gallery, St.Louis, MO; The Borowsky Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Mercy Gallery at Loomis-Chaffee School, Windsor, CT, and the Housatonic Art Museum, Bridgeport, CT.

Recent publications featuring Daw’s work include: Katherine Harmon, The Map as Art, Princeton Architectural Press; Denise Markonish, Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, MIT press; E. Ashley Rooney, 100 Artists of New England, Schiffer Publishing; Ronald Lee Fleming, The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design, Merrill Publishers.

Chris Balsiger is a PhD student at Binghamton University. He is interested in modern art and architectural theory and its historiography. His dissertation explores the writings of art historian Emil Kaufmann (1891-1953) an under appreciated figure, he argues, in the theorization and historical development of modern architecture and its crtical potential.

Conference Schedule

Friday, 13 April 2012

12:00pm     Undergraduate Panel

4:00-5:00pm             Welcome Reception/Artist Talk

The Elsie B. Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University

“Map Icons: Contemporary Religious Images”

Leila Daw, Artist, Massachusetts College of Art

5:15-5:30pm             Opening Remarks

                                    Fine Arts 258

5:45-7:00pm             Keynote Address

“Exhibiting Asco”

C. Ondine Chavoya, Associate Professor of Art, Williams College

7:00-9:00pm             Dinner

Terra Cotta Catering, 81 State Street, Binghamton, New York

Saturday, 14 April 2012

9:00-10:00am           Breakfast

Fine Arts Grand Corridor

10:00-10:15am         Opening Remarks

10:20-11:40am         Panel One: “Displaying Authority, Inventing Political Legitimacy” 

“Papal Archeology and the Catacombs: Early Christian Shrines and the Modern Italian State”

Natalie Espino, Binghamton University

“Bernal Díaz, Hernán Cortes, and Our Lady of the Conquest”

Kate E. Holohan, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

“Making a National Icon: Minjung, Olympic, Museum, and Nam June Paik”

Yuri Chang, Binghamton University

11:40-12:00pm        Break

12:00-1:20pm           Panel Two: “(Not) Like a Virgin: Contemporary Relics, Sacred Themes and Spiritual Objects”

“Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Sweet Ceremony”

Melissa Fitzmaurice, Binghamton University

“The Vulgar Symbol: The Iconography of Léger’s Virgin of the Litany

Emily Leonardo, Hunter College

“Virgin Time”

Josh Franco, Binghamton University

1:20-2:40pm             Lunch

2:40-4:00pm             Panel Three: “Conversing with Icons: How Icons Obtain Ideology and Culture”

“Lapses in Memory: Icons, Memorials and the History of Slavery in the American Imaginary”

Tiffany Barber, University of Rochester

“Bayeux Tapestry: Icon of Conquest”

Heather Allen, Binghamton University

“The Reclining Pregnant Woman on Tour”

Valerie Garlick, University of Connecticut

Title TBA

Maria Chaves, Binghamton University

4:00-4:30pm             Break

4:30-5:45pm             Keynote Address

Barbara Abou-El-Haj, Associate Professor, Binghamton University

7:00pm                      Closing Reception

To Read te abstracts, click here // For biographies of participants, click here