CAA Conference: InterArts Highlights & Guide

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Next week, February 12-15, is the College Art Association Annual Conference. This year the primary location of the official conference is the Hilton Hotel, just a very short walk from campus at 720 S. Michigan Ave. Many CAA events are taking place on campus as well! The Interdisciplinary Arts department, including students, staff, and faculty in the Media as well as the Book & Paper programs, are shining bright in a variety of roles – presenters, session chairs, exhibitors, curators, etc.

Below is a guide to help get the most out of the conference’s free and paid events that have a interdisciplinary arts/new media or book arts focus, as well as a guide to highlight our department’s particular involvement.

***Please note these are highlights only – go to the CAA website to view the conference in all its glory.***

Wednesday, February 12

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Approaching Systems
New Media Caucus
Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
General interest
Conference registration required

2:30 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
The Practice and Politics of Public Space
Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard A&B
General interest
Conference registration required

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CAA Convocation and Awards Recognition
Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Student: Valentina Vella (Professional Development Fellowship Award Recognition)
FREE & open to the public

Thursday, February 13

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
3D Printing Panel and Roundtable Discussion
New Media Caucus
Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor
FREE & open to the public

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
It Is What It Is: Artists’ Books or Artists’ Publishing
Art Libraries Society of North America
Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Williford A&B
General interest
FREE & open to the public

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Annette Barbier Mini-Retrospective of Video Works, 1989 – 2008
Exhibition Reception
916 S. Wabash Chicago IL 60605 2nd flr
Faculty: Annette Barbier (exhibitor)
Student: Leo Selvaggio (curator)
FREE & open to the public

February 13 continued
Evening at Columbia
All events listed below are 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
FREE & open to the public

We Become Each Other’s Unmakers
Collaborative Exhibition Series: Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Writing
C33 Gallery
33 E. Congress Pkwy.
Students: EJ Alexander, BJ Allen, Alex Borgen, Ahmed Hamad, Penelope Hearne, Megan Pitcher, Valentina Vella, Daniel Scott Parker, Julynn Wilderson (exhibitors)

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics
The Arcade Gallery
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
General interest

Anchor Graphics: Open House and Artworks from the Archives
623 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor, #201
CBPA

Papermaker’s Garden
754 S. Wabash Ave.
CBPA

ART2 Make
Exhibition Opening Reception
Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor
Faculty: Mat Rappaport (curator)

Social Paper
Exhibition Opening Reception
Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor
CBPA

RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice
New Media Caucus
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor
General interest

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
5th Annual New Media Caucus Showcase
Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor
Students: Sid Branca (coordinator, presenter), Justin Botz (coordinator)
Alumnus: Nicolas Sagan (presenter), Michael Chad St. John (presenter)
Faculty: Niki Nolin (presenter)
FREE & open to the public

Friday, February 14

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visual Histories in Virtual Spaces: Engaging Students through Technology
Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Marquette Room, 3rd Floor
General interest
Columbia College Faculty: Amy Mooney, Onur Öztürk
FREE & open to the public

9:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Virtually Physically Speaking
Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard C
General interest
Conference registration required

12:30 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.
Exaptation and the Digital Now
New Media Caucus
Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, International South
General interest
FREE & open to the public

12:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.
Public Art and Its Role in Placemaking from an International Perspective
Public Art Dialogue
Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Michigan
General interest
FREE & open to the public

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
From Paper to Practice: Tactics and Publics in Socially Engaged Art
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Faculty:  Melissa Potter (chair)
Staff: Jessica Cochran (panelist)
Conference registration required

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lightning Talks
New Media Caucus
Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk St.
General interest
FREE & open to the public

5:30 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
Ten-Year Anniversary Reception and Juried Exhibition
New Media Caucus
Chicago Cultural Center
Faculty:  Paul Catanese (exhibitor)
FREE & open to the public

5:30 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
SGC International Printmaking Installation: Three Individual Artists and One Print Collective
Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Marquette Room
General interest
FREE & open to the public

Saturday, February 15

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary, Cross-Disciplinary: Pedagogical Challenges in an Era of Expanded Disciplines
Hilton Chicago, 8th Floor, Lake Ontario
General interest
Conference registration required

9:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Objectifying Prints: Hybrid Media 1450–1800, Part II
Hilton Chicago, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4M
General interest
Conference registration required

10:00 a.m.  – 2:00p.m.
Designing a Better Future: A Participatory Platform for Exchange
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. 10:00 AM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Waldorf Room, ARTspace
Faculty: Mat Rappaport (session producer)
FREE & open to the public

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Motherhood and the Exhibitionary Platform: Considering the Implications of Maternity Through the Curatorial Lens
Stage TWO
Columbia College
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Staff: Jessica Cochran (chair)
FREE & open to the public

12:40 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.
From Sentiment to Sexuality: Revisiting the Maternal Body as Threat
Stage TWO
Columbia College
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Faculty: Miriam Schaer (presenter/panelist)
FREE & open to the public

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
They Do Things that They Don’t Do on Broadway: Chicago and the Performed as Visual
Creative Capital Foundation
Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Marquette Room
General interest
FREE & open to the public

12:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.
A Hybrid Practice: Getting Rid of Digital Media Courses
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level, Continental C
General interest
FREE & open to the public

ARTspace
http://conference.collegeart.org/2014/schedule/artspace
ARTspace is a conference within the conference that is tailored to the interests and needs of artists but is open to all attendees. Organized by CAA’s Services to Artists Committee, it includes a large-audience session space and a media lounge. ARTspace is the site of the Annual Artists’ Interviews held on Friday afternoon. Each morning begins with coffee, tea, and juice.
Unless otherwise noted, ARTspace programs take place in the Waldorf Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Chicago.
Media Lounge screenings and workshops are located in the Joliet Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton Chicago.
FREE and open to the public

 

 

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