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Rewald Seminars

Rewald Seminars take place every two weeks, and offer an opportunity for faculty and students to hear cutting-edge research in progress by scholars from inside and outside CUNY.

Fall 2016

Anthony White, The University of Melbourne (September 13)
“Machine Folk: Art, Décor and Theatre in the Work of Fortunato Depero."

Maria Loh, CUNY Hunter (September 27)
"Titian: The Painter as Anti-Pygmalion" 

Maria Stavrinaki, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (October 18)
“Prehistory at the atomic age: Georges Bataille and the art of the 1950s”

Chris Richards, Brooklyn College (October 25)
“Think Pink (and Black): Sartorial Incidences in Accra, Ghana”

Renato Anelli, Columbia University/University of Sao Paulo, Institute Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi (November 8)
“Lina Bo Bardi's civilization of survival: modern design in poverty”

Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University (November 15)
“Calligraphic Abstraction: Anwar Jalal Shemza”

Meredith Gamer, Columbia University (November 29)
"Seeing Death Properly: Exhibitions and Executions in Eighteenth-Century London”

Pamela M. Lee, Stanford University (December 6)
"Pattern Recognition circa 1947"

Past speakers have included:

Spring 2016

Margaret Iversen, University of Essex (February 2)
Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University (February 16)
Rachel Kousser, Graduate Center, CUNY (March 1)
Marta Gutman, Graduate Center, CUNY (March 15)
Rachel Delue, Princeton University (March 29)
Jay Oles, Wellesley College (April 19)
Liz Kotz, University of California, Riverside (May 3)

Fall 2015:

Kobena Mercer, Yale University (September 8)
Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Graduate Center, CUNY (September 28)
Mary Roberts, University of Sydney (October 6)
Christopher Wood, New York University (October 13)
Joshua Cohen, City College of New York, CUNY (October 20)
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University (November 17)
Rosemarie Brucher, New York University (December 8)

Spring 2015:

Claire Bishop, Graduate Center, CUNY (April 14)
Patricia Falguières, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (April 27)

Fall 2014:

Felicity Scott, Columbia University (September 16)
Warren Woodfin, Queens College, CUNY (September 30)
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Harvard University (October 7)
Elisabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College (October 28)
Sebastian Ziedler, Yale University (November 18)
Jonathan Hay, New York University (November 25)
Antonella Pelizzari, Graduate Center, CUNY (December 2)
Nebahat Avicoglu, Hunter College, CUNY (December 9)

Spring 2014:

Lev Manovich, Graduate Center, CUNY
Wen-Shing Chou, Hunter College, CUNY
Tavia Nyong'o, Tisch, NYU
Brigid Doherty, Princeton University
Howard Singerman, Hunter College, CUNY
Briony Fer, University College London

Fall 2013:

Thierry De Duve, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Irene Smalls, Art History, Princeton University
Alex Galloway, Media, Culture & Communication, NYU
John Harwood, Art & Architecture, Oberlin College
Michelle Lim, Mellon Post-Doc, Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Noam Elcott, Art History, Columbia University
Molly Aitken, Art History, CUNY City College

Spring 2013:

Siona Wilson, CUNY Staten Island
Claudia Calirman, CUNY John Jay
Judith Rodenbeck, Sarah Lawrence College
Andre Dombrowski, University of Pennsylvania
Devin Fore, Princeton University
Andrew Hemingway, University College London
Judy Sund, CUNY Queens
Michelle Kuo, Artforum

Fall 2012:

Ramon Tio Bellido, Universite de Rennes 2
Ashli White, University of Miami
Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute
Emily Braun, CUNY Hunter
Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University
Christoph Cox, Hampshire College

Fall 2011:

Mary Ann Caws, CUNY Graduate Center
Amanda Wunter, CUNY Lehman
Andrew Uroskie, SUNY Stonybrook
Margarete Pratschke, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Roger Benjamin, Sydney University
Harper Montgomery, CUNY Hunter
Alexander Nagel, NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Spring 2011:

Saul Anton, New School
David Grubbs, CUNY Brooklyn
Molly Nesbitt, Vassar College
Greg Williams, Boston University
Chris Atkins, CUNY Queens

Fall 2010:

Anthony Vidler, Cooper Union
Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center
Marla Stone, Occidental College
Luis Camnitzer, artist
Winnie Wong, Harvard University

Spring 2010:

Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College
Klara Kemp-Welch, Courtauld Institute
Michael Lobel, SUNY Purchase
Anna Dezeuze, University of Manchester
David Jaffee, Bard College
Geoffrey Batchen, CUNY Graduate Center
Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University