Event Details

Nov 9, 2017
Wing lecture room

Cornell graduate students will present scholarly and artistic work in concert with Sama Alshaibi: Silsila.

Addressing themes inherent to Alshaibi’s art—ecology and environmentalism, personal and cultural narratives of place and migration—this panel showcases graduate work at Cornell that focuses on art in particular as a mode of inquiry and expression for these issues. There will be time for discussion and questions.

Participants are scheduled to include:

Ruoji Tang, PhD student in English, whose dissertation Romanticism and the Persistence of Nature explores how the environmentalist legacy drawn from British Romanticism challenges globalizing tendencies of contemporary ecological thought.
"'As Nature Made Me': Drifting with Rousseau's Reveries"

Na Chainkua Reindorf, MFA ’17, whose multimedia art engages with her personal history, borders, and how the human body can become a vessel for the projection of identities, experiences, and messages.
"A Conversation with Textiles"

Emiko Stock, PhD candidate in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, works on notions of displacement within diaspora. Her work with Cham Sayyids, Cambodian Muslim descendants of the prophet who convert from Sunnism to Shi'ism in Iran, takes place through photography and other camerawork.
"Still|Moving: Image and Ethnographic Displacement"

The Museum will be open tonight until 7:30 PM.