HGSCEA at CAA 2018, Los Angeles

HGSCEA at CAA 2018


106th College Art Association Annual Conference
Los Angeles, February 21–24, 2018

HGSCEA Session

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2–3:30
Los Angeles Convention Center, room 501A

Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe

Chair: Allison Morehead, Queen’s University


Rebecca Houze, Northern Illinois University,
“Cultural Appropriation and Modern Design: The Art Colony at Gödölló in Critical Perspective”

Patricia G. Berman, Wellesley College,
“Whitewashing Whiteness in Nordic ‘Vitalism'”

Bart Pushaw, University of Maryland,
“Visual Reparations: Scandinavian Privilege and the Discontents of Nordic Art’s Colonialist Turn”

Kristin Schroeder, University of Virginia,
“From Sideshow to Portrait: Looking at Agosta, the Pigeon-Chested Man and Rasha, the Black Dove (1929)”

Critical race theory, which entered art history through postcolonial analyses of representations of black bodies, has remained relatively peripheral to art historical studies of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, whose colonial histories differ from those of countries such as Britain, France, and the United States. At the same time, art historical examinations of white supremacy in the Nazi period are frequently sectioned off from larger histories of claims to white superiority and privilege. Centering critical race theory in the art histories of Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, this panel will consider representations of race in the broadest of terms — including “white makings of whiteness,” in the words of Richard Dyer. We invite papers that together will explore the imagination and construction of a spectrum of racial and ethnic identities, as well as marginalization and privilege, in and through German, Scandinavian, and Central European art, architecture, and visual culture in any period. How have bodies been racialized through representation, and how might representations of spaces, places, and land — the rural or wilderness vs. the urban, for instance — also be critically analyzed in terms of race? Priority will be given to papers that consider the intersections of race with other forms of subjectivity and identity.

HGSCEA Members at CAA 2018

Peter Chametzky,
“Space, Time, and Motion in Maziar Moradi’s Ich Werde Deutsch”
Session: Time, Space, Movement: Art between Perception, Imagination, and Fiction
Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 406A

Sabine Eckmann
Session: International Abstraction after World War II: The US, France, Germany, and Beyond”
Wednesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Room 410

Eva Forgacs
“The 1968 Prague Spring in Central Europe. Art and Politics”
Session: ’68 and After: Art and Political Engagement in Europe
Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 409A

Peter Fox
“Germanizing Intarsia c. 1900”
Session: Material Techniques in the Cultural Sphere
Wednesday, February 21, 8:30 – 11 AM. Room 409B

Susan Funkenstein
“Visualizing Dance in the Third Reich: Gender, Body, … Modernity?”
Session: Modernity, Identity, and Propaganda
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 501B

Tomasz Grusiecki
“Of Mixed Origins: Tracing Michał Boym’s ‘Sum Xu’”
Session: Archives, Documents, Evidence
Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 409B

Charlotte Healy
“Knotted, Woven, Unraveling: Fabric as Structure in the Work fo Paul Klee”
Session: Structure, Texture, Facture in Avant-Garde Art
Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Room 501A

Juliet Koss
Session: Avant-Gardes and Varieties of Fascism, Part II
Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 407

Max Koss
“The Intimacy of Paper: Fin-de-siècle Print Culture and the Politics of the Senses”
Session: Intimate Geographies
Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., Room 410

Megan Luke,
“Books of Stone”
Session: Avant-Gardes and Varieties of Fascism, Part I
Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 501A

Bibiana Obler
“A Strip of Red Velvet”
Session: Warp, Weft, World: Postwar Textiles and Transcultural Form
Friday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Room 408B

Dorothy Price
Association for Art History/Art History/Wiley Publishing reception
Thursday, 5:30 pm, Santa Anita-A Room, Lobby Level, Westin Bonaventura Hotel

Jeannette Redensek
“Cool, brittle, luminous, clear: Josef Albers and the materiality of glass at the Bauhaus”
Session: Structure, Texture, Facture in Avant-Garde Art
Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Room 501A

Nathan Timpano
“Blue Horse, Yellow Cow: Franz Marc, Romanticism, and the Color of Theosophy”
Session: Interaction with Color Redux
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 402B

James van Dyke
“The Vulgarity of Otto Dix’s Facture”
Session: Structure, Texture, Facture in Avant-Garde Art
Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m., Room 501A

Greg Williams
“Practice Situations: Franz Erhard Walther and the Pedagogical Impulse”
Session: No Experiments: Art, Culture, and Politics in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949-1989
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 410

Andres Zervigon
Session: Avant-Gardes and Varieties of Fascism, Part I
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Room 501A