A&A Tigers at CAA!

The 111th CAA Annual Conference convened at the New York Hilton Midtown from February 15–18, 2023.  In addition to attending the Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology Alumni and Friends Mixer, several members of the A&A community participated in this year's sessions.

Ph.D. candidate Elise Chagas was  in conversation with the art collective Postcommodity as part of the Annual Artists Interviews. A selection of major commissions made between 2015 and 2021 anchored the conversation, which covered several key concepts that guide the collective: diplomacy, sovereignty of context, listening, and indigenous solidarity across the Western hemisphere. 

Ph.D. candidate Yixu Eliza Chen 陳怡旭 presented “Transnational Transformation of the Photographic Chinese Female Nude” as part of the panel “Transnational Narratives in Early Asian Photography.”

Professor Rachael DeLue hosted the Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology Alumni and Friends Mixer.

Visiting Student Research Collaborator Ivana Dizdar co-chaired a session titled “Charting Constellations of Oceans, Rivers, and Islands Through Artistic Interventions,” centered around the question: how have contemporary artists repurposed, remediated, and responded to colonially-inflected island imagery, particularly from Indigenous, decolonial, and ecocritical perspectives?

Ph.D. candidate Brandon Stuart Green presented a paper titled “Salvage Beauty: Damien Hirst’s Archaeological Fictions” as part of the session “Contemporary Interpretations of Ancient Mediterranean Art.” 

Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, together with Elizabeth Pilliod of Rutgers University, outlined some of the new approaches to global art history that inform their forthcoming title Art and the World: Global Visions (Pearson).

Professor Carolina Mangone gave a paper titled “Model, Marble, Finish” in a session called “Limits and Limitlessness in Early Modern Sculpture.”

Ben Murphy *21: Awarded Honorable Mention by the Association of Latin American Art for his dissertation “Second-Order Images: Reflexive Strategies in Early Latin American Video Art.”  

Ph.D. candidate Olek Musial presented “Vapours embodied: climate control and immersive experience inside Eastern European bathing architecture in the 1770s” as part of the panel "Eighteenth-century Atmospheres: Science, Politics, Aesthetics.”

Ph.D. candidate Luke Naessens presented  “Postminimalism, Indigeneity, and Temporal Difference: Kay WalkingStick’s Chief Joseph Series, 1975–77” as part of the session “The Difference Postminimalism Makes.”

Maria Alessia Rossi, Art History Specialist for the Index of Medieval Art, co-organized a session titled “What is Eastern European Art?”

Ph.D. candidate Mathilde Sauquet gave a paper titled “Picturing the Other: a pre-modern history of camels and dromedaries in art” as part of the panel  “Curating Controversy: Interrogating Lion Attacking a Dromedary at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.” This panel is part of an interdisciplinary project which has been going on for two years now and the work will be published as a special issue of Curator: The Museum Journal later this year. 

Ph.D. candidate Nathan Stobaugh presented research related to his dissertation on the work of Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT as part of a panel called “Women Artists in Postwar Europe: Technology, Media, Intermedia.”