Chair

Patricia Phillips (Dean of Graduate Studies, Rhode Island School of Design)

Location

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

Zoom level

15

Start Date

12-3-2016 9:15 AM

End Date

12-3-2016 11:00 AM

Description

Contemporary challenges to feminist aesthetics, discourse and the practice of feminist art.

Speakers

A.W. Eaton is an Associate Professor. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in both philosophy and art history in 2003. She works on topics in feminism, aesthetics and philosophy of art, value theory, and Italian Renaissance painting. Her special interests include the epistemological and ontological status of aesthetic value, the relationship between ethical and artistic value, feminist critiques of pornography, representations of rape in the European artistic tradition, and artifact teleology (for more details and publications, see https://sites.google.com/site/eatonaw/). Professor Eaton was a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton's Center for Human Values in 2005-6. She is the editor of the Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art section of Philosophy Compass: http://philosophy-compass.com/sections/aesthetics-and-philosophy-of-art/

A. W. Eaton's extended biography

Maureen Connor’s work combines installation, video, interior design, ethnography, human resources, feminism, and radical pedagogy. Current projects include Dis-con-tent, a series of community events in NYC that considers the human story behind certain medical advances, particularly how they impact the poor, people of color and women and Employment Relationships, a collaboration with Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland which continues the work of Personnel, her ongoing project about democracy in the workplace (since 2000), and the Institute for Wishful Thinking (IWT) the collective she co-founded in 2008. Her sculpture and video installation from the 80s and '90s is included in numerous publications and has been exhibited internationally. She is Emerita Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY where she co-founded Social Practice Queens (SPQ) in 2010 in partnership with the Queens Museum. www.maureenconnor.net; www.theiwt.com

Maureen Conner's extended biography

Uri McMillan is an Assistant Professor in English, African-American Studies, and Gender Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance (NYU, 2015). He has published essays in SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies as well as essays in Flow(2008), Studio Magazine (2009), Re: Collection (2010), and Evidence of Accumulation (2011), all published by the Studio Museum in Harlem. http://urimcmillan.com

Uri McMillan's extended biography

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Mar 12th, 9:15 AM Mar 12th, 11:00 AM

Feminist Aesthetics and Art

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

Contemporary challenges to feminist aesthetics, discourse and the practice of feminist art.