"Outliers: Expanding the Canon: A mini-symposium"
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Ceremonial robe (kaparamip), ca. 1912–1926. Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu people. Cotton; commercially woven and printed cloth, appliqué, and embroidery. Museum purchase, Unrestricted Art Trust Fund and Textile Art Trust Fund, 2001.122.3
How do we situate artworks or even entire art movements that lie outside the notion of the artistic canon (or perceived canon)? In the expansive realm of non-Western art, what defines an outlier? Outliers can be unique objects that do not fit within the corpus, understudied art forms, works overlooked by the art market, or art that is culturally distinctive within its own region. Outliers challenge definitions. This mini-symposium is the seventh in our annual series and brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore observations about outliers in the arts of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas.
Right and Wrong: A New Look at the Dumbarton Oaks "Tlazolteotl”
Dr. Elizabeth Boone, Professor and Chair, History of Art, Tulane University
Is There Canon Where There is Style? Throwing Additional Light on the Art of the Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea
Dr. Christian Kaufmann, Honorary Research Associate, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia
Textile Art of the Ainu
Dr. Chisato O. Dubreuil, Associate Professor, Art History, St. Bonaventure University
The Black "Female" Body: Nomusa Makhubu's Self-Portrait series and a South African Tradition
Dr. Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
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Contact InformationHillary Olcott
Presented with support from Lauren L. T. Hall and David Hearth.