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4th Annual Graduate Student Conference: On Whose Authority? (Re)Assessing the Malleable Canon of Visuality

May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Rafael Cardoso, Keynote
2014 – 15 Getty Research Institute Scholar
Professor, Universidade do Estadodo Rio de Janiero

Although the term canon implies rigidity, internal and external pressures have often forced canons to be reevaluated and reformed. A look at art and objects a global scale, from past to present, inevitably reveals the complexity as well as the exclusionary equality of canonicity. As such, a canon can be shown to have a malleable nature, one that yields or resists challenges to authority. Because the concept of a canon in relation to visuality permeates a wide variety of disciples, this multidisciplinary conference seeks explore the relationship between canonicity and the arts, in any of its forms, within an expanding global context. Read more


May 16, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California Museum of Photography


Department of Art History