Spring 2015 faculty updates
Joanna Grabski, John and Christine Warner Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, published “Regarding Artists, The City, and The Global Art World,” in “African Arts” (Summer 2015), “Viyé Diba’s Tout Se Sait and the Affective Experience of Urban Life” in “Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art” (Spring 2015 and a book review of Till Forster and Sidney Kasfir’s edited volume, “African Art and Agency in the Workshop in American Ethnologist” 42.1 (2015). Her co-edited book, “African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work” (Indiana University Press, 2013) was also reviewed positively in “African Arts and African Studies Review.” Grabski delivered the keynote lecture at the GSAS Symposium at Indiana University in March 2015 and presented invited lectures at Indiana University and Bowling Green State University. Her film &l dquo;Market Imaginary” was screened in Paris at the European Conference on African Studies in July. In addition, it was screened during the Cambridge African Film Festival in Cambridge, England and at the Rencontres Cinematographiques in Dakar, Senegal. The film received enthusiastic reviews in two academic journals, “African Arts and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.”
Joy Sperling, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, co-curated the “Tchotchke” at Gund Gallery Mass-Produced Sentimental Objects in Contemporary Art with Gallery Director Natalie Marsh.