Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, this symposium offers students a chance to take the Nasher Prize Laureate’s work as inspiration for their own scholarly and creative work. Student presentations and an accompanying publication expand scholarship on the field of contemporary sculpture and its many forms.
2018 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium
April 5, 2018
Addressing a broad audience of art historians and museum professionals, the upcoming Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium will address the work of the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates.
The Nasher will be accepting proposals for papers through January 15, 2018.
Matthew Jesse Jackson, Associate Professor of Art History, Visual Arts, and the College of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Chicago; Beinecke Fellow at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts
2017 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium
March 30, 2017
The 2017 symposium addressed themes related to the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate, Pierre Huyghe, known for his multifarious practice encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.
Nicolas Bourriaud, Director of La Panacée art center, Montpellier, France
Pavel Pys, Curator of Visual Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Noni Brynjolson, University of California, San Diego
After the Party: The Convivial Moment as Departure Point
in Relational Art
Pietro Scammacca, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Pierre Huyghe’s Baroque Bifurcations and Organisms
Rebecca Starr, University of Leeds
The Right to Be Lazy: (Un)Productivity and Leisure in
Pierre Huyghe’s L’Association des Temps Libérés
Ursula Ströbele, Universität der Künste Berlin
Concepts of Nature in Sculpture Today
Emilie Walsh, University of Melbourne
Exploring Scenarios: Pierre Huyghe’s Video-Sculptures
Download 2017 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium Compendium (PDF)