Todd Weir Auditorium Rm. RL80

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hierarchies as Myth: Afrofuturist Aesthetics in Design & Object Making

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Wilson will discuss Afrofuturism using examples from her practice and engage in a conversation around transformative pedagogies that consider other traditions in looking to (re)legitimatize the American canon in the visual arts, craft and design and liberate it from its primary Western European focus.

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Saving a Life, Rescuing Studio Furniture

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

If studio furnituremaking is not visible, its techniques not taught, and its practitioners unknown, it doesn’t have a future. New Zealand is a case study in loss – while furniture makers exist, their education is acquired elsewhere, learned from disappearing masters or self-taught. This presentation outlines D Wood’s research and queries how we ensure that […]

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Moving Image Matters

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Video represents a way of working with light and time, rather than matter and space, but artists and makers who build their practices on materials are increasingly shaping their voices in video. Whether satirizing how-to clips, or performing gestures of process, their works assert that making is as much about ideas as it is about […]

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Friday, June 21, 2019

21st Century Curation of the Chipstone Foundation

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter will share projects drawn from more than two decades of Chipstone’s curatorial work that embody the Chipstone ethos of sharing curatorial authority, encouraging collaboration, telling culturally meaningful stories, embodying a clear point of view, and valuing the power of wonder.

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Making Space: Creative Approaches to Furniture Display and Exhibition Design

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In this presentation, Kathryn Hall, Curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, will discuss strategies for the display of furniture from show rooms to galleries and pop-up spaces. She will draw from historical precedents and contemporary examples that demonstrate creative ways to activate the work, add context, and encourage careful and thoughtful interaction with the […]

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Responsible Restoration

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Restoration and repair work requires a unique set of tools, techniques, and responsibilities, especially when working on older pieces. Paul Henry and Alf Sharp discuss how to enforce American Institute of Conservation guidelines in the shop, revealing the choices they make and techniques they’ve used in specific case studies.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Object Lessons: a Lecture and Workshop

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter will share her research into the history of finding ideas in things and will lead participants through a series of hands-on activities with objects from the Chipstone collection.

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