Program

THURSDAY, APRIL 30


2:00pm // WELCOME
Vanessa Schwartz, Professor of History and Art History and Director of the USC VSRI and Amy Ogata, Professor of Art History

MATERIAL KNOWLEDGE
2:10-2:25pm
Claire Farago, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Artists’ Ways of Knowing: Leonardo’s Trattato della pittura”

2:25-2:40pm
Matthew Hunter, McGill University, “Space, Time and Chemistry: Making and Disfiguring Enlightenment ‘Photography’ in the 1860s”

2:40-2:55pm
William Carruthers, European University Institute, “A Particular Sort of Universal Time and Space: Visualizing the Archaeological Field in Nasser’s Egypt”

3:00-3:15pm Response

3:15-4:15pm Discussion

4:30pm
Andrew Perchuk, Alan Phenix, Laura Rivers, Getty Research Institute, Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, “Casting Light on the Wall: Conservation, Technical Study and the Interpretation of Jackson Pollock’s Mural.

5:30pm Reception

FRIDAY, MAY 1


MATERIAL EPHERMERALITY AND DURABILITY
9:00-9:10am
Vanessa Schwartz & Amy Ogata

9:10-9:25am
Matthew Wittmann, American Numismatic Society, “‘If it looks like a bank note…’: The Visual Language of Value in Nineteenth-Century America

9:25-9:40am
Jennifer Black, Misericordia University, “Image or Object? Autograph Albums and the Materiality of Advertisements”

9:40-9:55am
Nika Elder, Vassar College, “Man-Made: The Objects and Still Lifes of William Harnett”

10:00-10:15am Response

10:15-11:00a Discussion

THE MATERIAL AND THE IMMATERIAL
11:15-11:30am
Sharon Hecker, Independent Scholar, “The Many Faces of Medardo Rosso’s Bambino ebreo: Material Identity and Serial Sculpture”

11:30-11:45am
Kay Wells, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Trojan Family Tapestry, or, How We See the Materiality of Contemporary Art”

11:45am-12:00pm
Katja Müller-Helle, Freie Universität, Berlin,”Silent Witnesses: Photographic Evidence at the Limits of the Verifiable”

12:00-12:15pm Response

12:15-1:00pm Discussion

1:00-2:00pm Lunch

VISUAL/MATERIAL EVIDENCE
2:00-2:15pm
Romi Mikulinsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “From 19th Century 2D to 21st Century 3D – Motion Capture Analysis Techniques Reviewed”

2:15-2:30pm
Simon Fleury, Victoria & Albert Museum, “In Doubt”

2:30-3:00pm
Jennifer Mnookin, University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, “Picturing Forensic Evidence: Images, Expertise and the Display of Knowledge in Court”

3:00-3:15pm Response

3:15-4:15pm Discussion/Round Table