Robert Storr will be the keynote speaker at a two-day symposium organized by the Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in conjunction with the new exhibition, "For the Record: Searching for Objectivity in Global Conflict."
The event will be held on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Montserrat campus and surrounding venues. The symposium is free, although registration is required. Register by contacting Gallery Director Leonie Bradbury at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A full schedule of events is available from the college. Here are a few preliminary highlights from a recent press release:
"FOR THE RECORD" SYMPOSIUM (Highlights)
FRIDAY -- September 30, 2011
* Collaborative Workshop with James O’Neil and the Combat Paper Project (O'Neil is an exhibiting artist and Iraq war veteran). space limited
* Community Forum: A moderated conversation on current affairs with Vietnam War veteran Wayne Burton, President of the North Shore Community College.
* Keynote Lecture: Robert Storr -- the noted scholar, writer and artist of Yale University -- speaks about Gerhard Richter's iconic work, September.
SATURDAY -- October 1, 2011
* Author Talk: Susanne Slavick, author of the book Out of the Rubble, speaks about artists from war torn countries.
* Artist Talk: Nina Berman, a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape, talks about the American experience.
* Lecture: "Peace and Art,"is the title of a lecture by arts and culture scholar Steven Dubin, who has written and lectured widely on censorship, controversial exhibitions, the culture wars, popular culture, and mass media.
* Lecture: Gordon Arnold, Montserrat College of Art professor and a cultural historian, looks at how ideologies are revealed in art, film, and other modes of cultural production.
* Film Screening: Restrepo. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, who was tragically killed in the fighting in Libya on April 20, 2011.
* Panel Discussion: "Media Representations of Global Conflict," moderated by Leonie Bradbury. Panelists include: Steven Dubin, Gordon Arnold, Rob Roy, James O’Neill, Nina Berman, Susanne Slavik.
Some of these details may be subject to change. Check with Montserrat College of Art to get up-to-the-minute information about the Symposium. Contact: Maggie Cavallo, Outreach Coordinator at the Montserrat College of Art Gallery.
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