Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator 
Montserrat College of Art Galleries 


Friday September 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT
Saturday October 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM EDT

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Dane St. Church 
10 Dane St.
Beverly, MA 01915

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For The Record: Academic Symposium 

SCHEDULE Friday all events are at the Dane St. church unless otherwise noted

Topic: Paper making and Print workshop with James O’Neil & The Paper Combat Project
exhibiting artist and Iraq war vet (Limited to 15 ppl sign up required)
Location: Hardie print lab
Director and Curator Leonie Bradbury, President Steve Immerman, Dean of Academic Affairs Laura Tonelli
8-9pm KEY NOTE Robert Storr
Gerhard Richter September by Robert Storr American curator, academic, critic and painter. 

SCHEDULE Saturday morning  all events are at the Dane St. church unless otherwise noted

9:00am Symposium welcome & coffee
9:30am AUTHOR TALK Susanne Slavick
Topic: Artists from war torn countries by Susanne Slavick, an artist and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, will discuss her recent book Out of the Rubble. This visual anthology evolved out of her studio practice and presents the work of nearly 40 international artists from Baghdad to Beijing and Lagos to London who respond to the rubble of war and its aftermath. With the tenth anniversary of our military engagement in Afghanistan and continuing conflict in Iraq, the book and exhibit remain all too timely.
10:30am ARTIST TALK Nina Berman
Topic: the American experience by Nina Berman a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape. Her powerful images of wounded American veterans from the Iraq War are internationally known with recent exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art 2010 Biennial. She is the author of two monographs, Purple Hearts - Back from Iraq and Homeland.

11:30am-1pm LUNCH BREAK

SCHEDULE Saturday afternoon

1pm LECTURE Steven Dubin, Ph.D.
Topic: Peace and Art, a lecture by arts and culture scholar Steven Dubin, Ph.D. Dubin has written and lectured widely on censorship, controversial exhibitions, the culture wars, popular culture, and mass media. He is interested in the intersection of culture and politics; the evolution of the arts from providing ideological support as well social resistance during South Africa’s apartheid era, to becoming a force in building and critiquing democracy. He examines the interplay between the arts, ideology and power; the tension between creative freedom and social control; the arts as a vehicle of expression for otherwise socially marginalized people. Dubin will demonstrate how the visual and performing arts can also critique and thus challenge established social power.
2pm LECTURE Gordon Arnold, Ph.D.
Topic: Arnold will address how art, film, and other modes of cultural production reveal and probe the shape and scope of the overarching ideological system that informs much of contemporary American culture. Gordon Arnold, Ph.D. is an active scholar, writer and social historian who teaches courses in the social sciences and mass media at Montserrat College of Art. [he will introduce the film]
2:30pm FILM SCREENING Restrepo
Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at Outpost Restrepo, named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, Restrepo takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda.  Co-director Tim Hetherington, an experienced photojournalist who reported on reported social and political conflict worldwide, was killed in fighting in Libya on April 20, 2011.

[mini break]

Topic: Media Representations of Global Conflict: a moderated conversation on current affairs with Vietnam War Veteran Wayne Burton, President of the Northshore Community College.
Panelists include: Steven Dubin, Gordon Arnold, Rob Roy, James O’Neill, Nina Berman, Susanne Slavick

Location: Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex st. Beverly