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Readings to prepare for Speaker Series Events

For Nadja Durbach's talk on 10/26/2011
Nadja Durbach, "Introduction: Exhibiting Freaks" from her book Spectacle of Deformity. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2009. NOTE: Durbach's book is also available for purchase at the Bay Tree Bookstore.
Raymond Corbey, "Ethnographic Showcases" from Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 8, No. 3. August 1993: 338-69
Pamela Scully and Clifton Crais, "Race and Erasure: Sara Baartman and Hendrik Cesars in Cape Town and London" from Journal of British Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2. April 2008: 301-23

For Amy Lonetree's talk on 5/10/2011
Amy Lonetree, "Acknowledging the Truth of History" from The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations
Claire Smith, "Decolonising the museum: the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC."

For Kevin Chen's talk on 4/5/2011
Kevin B. Chen, Mind the Gap, from Activist Imagination Catalog
Kristin Farr, Visual Arts: Q & A with Kevin B. Chen

For Barbara Thompson's talk on 2/22/2011:
Ben Schaafsma, The Chavista Curator: Chris Gilbert and Now Time Venezuela
Liam Gillick, Yes we are still Mute/Metamute, or Liam Gillick on Chris Gilbert's resignation
Barbara Thompson, "Collecting "Africa" at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College." In Collections: Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. Vol. 4, No. 3: 27-51.

Readings for Irit Rogoff's talk on 10/12/2009.
--Jean-Luc Nancy, Excerpts from Being Singular Plural
--Irit Rogoff, "Turning" from e-Flux

For Griselda Pollock's talk on 11/5/2009.
Meeting organized by Lucian Gomoll, Lissette Olivares, and Natalie Loveless.
--Griselda Pollock, "One Painting Opens Onto the Many." Catalogue essay.
--Griselda Pollock, "What the Graces Made Me Do" and "The Object's Gaze in the Freudian Museum from Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (entire book suggested)

For Carolina Ponce de León's talk on 2/16/2010.
--Interview with Carolina Ponce de León by
--Carolina Ponce de León, "Random Trails for the Noble Savage," from Beyond the Fantastic
--Carolina Ponce de León, "Prontuario de un Curador en Columbia," in El Efecto Mariposa.

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