Re: Actions, The Oppositional Births of Avant-Gardes

2nd Annual Symposium  

Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium

Class of 78 Pavilion,

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Friday December 2nd, 2016

9:30  Coffee

10:00  Welcome (David McKnight)

10:15 - 12:00 Papers (Katie Price, Session Chair)

            Susie Anderson, “From the PMA Archives”

            David McKnight, “Published in Paris / For Sale in New York: The Gotham Book Mart Archive"

            Hammam Aldouri, “Towards an Understanding of the Unassisted Ready-Made as Artistic Practice"

            John Heon, “Rire-Garde: Duchamp, Nauman, and the Humor of the New”

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 2:30 Lightning Presentations & Interactive Art (David McKnight, Session Chair)

            Randall Couch, Peal

            Dan Rose, About Face

            Amanda Hurtado, S ACE P

            Emily Brewton Schilling, “all those words”

2:30 - 3:00  On Supplement: A Moderated Discussion (Katie Price, Moderator)

Orchid Tierney, Ariel Resnikoff, and Julia Warner (via Skype)

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:15 Papers (John Heon, Session Chair)

John Szwed, “The Antiquity of the Avant-Garde: A Meditation on a Remark by Duke Ellington”

Cheryl Harper, “Avant-Garde Activities at the Gershman Y in the 60s”

Craig Dworkin, “Trolling Conceptualism”

5:15 - 5:30 Conclusion & Special Announcement (John Heon)

5:30 - 7:00  Reception on Moelis Terrace