2022 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows Lectures – May 5, 2022 (Day 2)

  • On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2022, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presented a series of virtual lectures by the museum’s 2021–2022 research fellows. This recording captures the second day of talks featuring sessions three and four.

    The third session highlights new research in twentieth-century American craft by doctoral candidates Amanda Thompson, Matthew Limb, and Sara Morris. Their presentations examine works of clay and fiber created by Indigenous, LGBTQ, and women artists through a variety of lenses, from materiality and scale to place and the body.

    The fourth session focuses on conceptual and film works by a range of late twentieth-century artists. Talks by senior fellow Christine Filippone and predoctoral fellows Olga Tchepikova-Treon, Rachel Vogel, and Kaegan Sparks explore the ways in which Julio Le Parc, Paul Sharits, Douglas Huebler, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles harnessed their chosen mediums to intervene in the political, social, economic, and institutional systems of their day.
    Session III: 1:00–2:45 p.m. ET
    Moderator: Mary Savig, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, Renwick Gallery
    Amanda Thompson, predoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Institution (deferred from 2020–2021), Bard Graduate Center
    “Seminole and Miccosukee Palmetto Dolls and Women's Negotiation of Settler Colonialism in South Florida, c. 1930s-1950s”
    Matthew Limb, Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow (deferred from 2020–2021), University of California, Santa Barbara
    "Sing with the Earth: Experimentation and Liberation in Glen Lukens’s Desert Ceramics, 1923-1967"
    Sara Morris, predoctoral fellow in American craft, Smithsonian Institution, University of California, Santa Barbara
    “Viola Frey: Taking Matter(s) into Her Own Hands”
    Session IV: 3:00–5:15 p.m. ET
    Moderator: Saisha Grayson, Curator of Time-Based Media
    Christine Filippone, Terra Foundation of American Art Senior Fellow in American Art, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    “Disordering Circuits and Borders: Open Systems and Institutional Critique in Argentina”
    Olga Tchepikova-Treon, Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    “Aesthetic Intensities: Epilepsy in Paul Sharits’s Flicker Films”
    Rachel Vogel, Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow (deferred from 2020–2021), Harvard University
    “Limited Edition / Limited Ownership: Douglas Huebler’s Participatory Prints"
    Kaegan Sparks, William H. Truettner Predoctoral Fellow, City University of New York, The Graduate Center
    “‘To feel in the gut, to gather up in the head’: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Systems Thinking, and the Trouble with Visibility”