Misplacement: A Symposium

Start Date & Time April 1, 2022 3:00 pm End Date & Time April 2, 2022 6:00 pm

Location The Atheneum

The School of Art, in conjunction with The Georgia Review, is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference organized around the theme of misplacement. Visual artists, writers, and leading scholars in the fields of art history, literature, media studies, race, and queer theory will present recent work at the newly opened Athenaeum. Events will include an exhibition, keynote address, lectures, and readings.

This event is supported by the School of Art, The Georgia Review, the Athenaeum, the Willson Center, and a State-of-the-Art Conference Grant from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.



Misplacement: A Symposium

The Athenaeum, Athens, GA, April 1-2, 2022


Friday, April 1st

3:00 pm          
Coffee & Chit-Chat

3:15 pm           
Welcome Remarks, Isabelle Loring Wallace & Gerald Maa

3:30 pm               
What We Bring Home //  Lisa Tan // Talk + Q&A

4:30 pm                 
Black Absence, Black Uprising: Visual Poetry // Courtney Faye Taylor, author of Concentrate // Reading + Q&A

5:30 pm                
Stifters Dinge Performance // Marc Perroud // Screening + Food


Saturday, April 2nd

10:30 am        
Coffee & Chit-Chat

11:00 am        
Threshold of Confinement: Art, Museums, and Prisons // Nicole Fleetwood, James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University. // Talk + Q&A

12:00 pm             
Lost and Found Objects: Heiner Goebbels’ “Stifters Dinge” // Martin Harries, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine // Talk + Q&A

1:00 pm               
Lunch Break

2:30 pm
Dodge and Burn 2017-2020 July 4 //  Lisa Tan // Screening

3:00 pm          
The Town of Babylon: Fiction Meets Public Health in a Queer, Coming-of-Age Tale // Alejandro Varela, MPH, author of The Town of Babylon // Reading + Q&A

4:00 pm               
Assisted Non Fiction // Jill Magid, Conceptual Artist and Writer // Keynote Shouky Shaheen Lecture

5:00 pm          
Roundtable + Concluding Remarks + Wine