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Visual Culture Caucus

Events at ASA

Visual Culture Caucus Schedule of Events, American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, November 20 - 24, 2013

Thursday, November 21
8:00 - 9:45 AM Race and Visual Cultures - Terrace G1, Gunston West (T)

10:00 - 11:45 AM Photographing War, Picturing Dissent: Visualizing the Vietnam Conflict - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

12:00 - 1:45 PM Mapping Meaning Across Disciplines: Forging New Collectives for Landscape and Environment - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

12:00 - 3:00 PM Tour: Federal Reserve Board Fine Art Collection at the Marriner S. Eccles Building, Art Exhibit Halls
DESCRIPTION: The Visual Culture Caucus will host a guided tour of the Federal Reserve Board Art Collection. This collection was established in 1975 as part of a White House effort to increase federal support for the arts. As President Richard Nixon expressed it: “It is my urgent desire that the growing partnership between the government and the arts continue to be developed [...] to the benefit of the American people.” Since its
founding, the collection has grown to over 1,000 works in various media. The
tour will cover highlights of the collection, address the issue of government
patronage in the modern era, and include Department of the Interior murals.

OFFSITE TOUR leaves from conference hotel lobby. Online registration a
$10.00 transportation fee, and security-clearance required. Participants can sign
up for the tour when they register for the conference. Note that, as part of its
security measures, the Federal Reserve requires the full name, date of birth, and
social security number of all participants two weeks in advance of the tour. The
tour organizer, Matt Johnston (Assistant Professor of Art History, Lewis & Clark
College, Portland, Oregon), will be contacting participants to collect this
information and forward it to the Federal Reserve.

2:00 - 3:45 PM Seeing and Being Seen as a Citizen: Collective Dissent in a Transnational Culture of Photography - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

4:00 - 5:45 PM Legacies of Surveillance: Tallying and Resisting Technological Debts -
Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception: Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC
ASA Site Resources Committee & Visual Studies Caucus, Co-sponsored Event
DESCRIPTION: The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art invites our ASA
colleagues to a wine and cheese reception at the Archives’ offices, 750 9th Street,
NW, Suite 2200, on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. In keeping
with the theme of the conference, there will be brief and lively readings from
artists’ letters concerning the vicissitudes of the American art market.

OFFSITE LOCATION can be reached by taxi or by foot, from Gallery Place
metro stop to the Archives’ offices, 750 9th Street, NW, Suite 2200. A photo-I.D.
is required for entry into the building.


Friday, November 22
8:00 - 9:45 AM Forms of Debt in Asian/American Art - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

8:00 - 9:45 AM Aesthetic Strategies of the Occupy Wall Street Movement - Concourse,
Georgetown West (C)

10:00 - 11:45 AM Roundtable: About Something or for Someone? Curatorial Ethics and
Cultural Debts.

OFFSITE LOCATION: Hillwood Museum
12:00 - 1:45 PM Caucus - Visual Culture: Aesthetics Under Obligation: Art and Performance in Asian/America

OFFSITE LOCATION: The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Location can be reached by taxi or by foot, from Gallery Place metro stop to 8th and F Streets, N.W.

12:00 - 1:45 PM The Other Sides of Debt: Credit, Labor, Value - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

2:00 - 3:45 PM ASA Site Resources Committee: In the Belly of the Beast: A Film and Video Festival - Terrace, A Albright (T)

2:00 - 3:45 PM Caucus - Visual Culture: Spectacles of Debt: Visualizing Indebtedness in Landscape Painting, Documentary Photography, and the Mass Media
OFFSITE LOCATION: The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Location can be reached by taxi or by foot, from Gallery Place metro stop to 8th and F Streets, N.W.

4:00 - 5:45 PM Sponsored Caucus - Visual Culture: Recuperating Disabled Spaces: Intimacies of Visual and Tactile Cultures
OFFSITE LOCATION: The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Location can be reached by taxi or by walking from Gallery Place metro stop to 8th and F Streets, N.W.

4:00 - 5:45 PM Default: Black Life and the Poetics of Nonpayment - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM Reception of the Visual Culture and Material Culture Caucuses
OFFSITE LOCATION: The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery Location can be reached by taxi or by foot, from Gallery Place metro stop to the 8th and F Streets, N.W. Visual Culture Caucus


Saturday, November 23
8:00 - 9:45 AM Queer Attachments: New Relational Economies in Experimental Art Practice - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

10:00 - 11:00 AM Visual Culture Caucus Business Meeting - E-Embassy T, Hilton

11:00 - 12:00 PM Material Culture Caucus Business Meeting - E-Embassy T, Hilton

10:00 - 11:45 AM American Studies Journal: Groove Theory: Funk, Feminism, and Afro-Beat - Concourse, Monroe (C)

12:00 - 1:45 PM ASA Women’s Committee: Countering Debt with Cultural Indebtedness - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

12:00 - 3:00 PM Tour: “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, North (Exhibit)
DESCRIPTION: Curator E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will guide participants through “OurAmerica: The Latino Presence in American Art.” This exhibition “presents more than ninety works of art across all media by significant Latino artists active since the mid-twentieth century and gives voice to a broader American experience. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture.” http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2013/our_america/
OFFSITE TOUR leaves from conference hotel lobby. Online registration
required and a $5 fee.

2:00 - 3:45 PM The War on Terror and Visual Culture - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

2:00 - 3:45 PM Public Histories of Dissent - Concourse, Georgetown East (C)

4:00 - 5:45 PM Show me the Money: Museum Conversations of Debt and Commerce - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)


Sunday, November 24
8:00 - 9:45 AM Folklorization on the National Mall: Representations of Culture through the Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

10:00 - 11:45 AM Lessons from the Archive: Three colleges partner with Brooklyn Historical Society - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

10:00 - 1:00 PM Tour: The Price of Freedom at the National Museum of American History (Offsite)
OFFSITE TOUR leaves from conference hotel lobby.

12:00 - 1:45 PM American Modern Design: A Question of Cultural Indebtedness - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

2:00 - 3:45 PM The Price of Freedom App: Discussing a Collaboratively Produced Alternative Tour of the Smithsonian’s History of American Wars - Concourse, Georgetown West (C)

Other
Nov. 20 - Nov. 23 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens - Gratis Admission
10 AM - 5 PM OFFSITE LOCATION can be reached by taxi or by foot, from Van Ness/UDC metro stop. www.hillwoodmuseum.org/


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