Dr. Chang Tan, assistant professor of art history and Asian studies, delivered a paper on “Landscape without Nature: Ecological Reflections in Contemporary Chinese Art,” at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference in Seattle, April 1, 2016. She also gave an invited lecture at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) on “Creative Copying: Appropriation Art in Contemporary China,” March 30, 2016.
Karly Etz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Killing the Zombie: The Transformation of Contemporary Abstraction Through the Translation of the Tattooed Body,” at the conference Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics, Institute for Advanced Study, University College London, July 7-8, 2016.
Elizabeth Petersen, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received the National Committee of the History of Art (NCHA) Award to attend the 34th World Congress of Art History, organized by the Comité International d’Historie de l’Art (CIHA), to be held in Beijing, China, September 15-22, 2016. This World Congress happens only every four years and has been called the “Olympics” of art history. Tony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been invited to speak at this World Congress.