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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