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Introduction to this book on the CIA Symposium "Aesthetics and Consumer Culture"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/07/2004 - 03:38.

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) brought to Cleveland a remarkable
symposium on the Aesthetics and Consumer Culture which explored diverse
historical, sociological and locational aspects of art, in the modern
context of the consumer culture. Topics ranged from the commoditization
of the image of the tipi as Kitsch in Anglo American society, and the impacts of
commercialization on Peruvian Amazonian Shipibo designs, to the delegation of the
Farnsworth House as an architectural collectible, the globalization of
nothing, and the astounding life work to date of the inspirational artist Mel Chin -
bringing to fortunate attendees a breathtaking, mind-expanding
saturation of truly unique, world-class intellectual insight of great
value to our region, as we seek identity and value in the
commercialization of our art and artists.

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CIA Symposium Agenda

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/07/2004 - 03:34.
Cleveland Institute of Art Symposium "Aesthetics
and Consumer Culture" Nov. 4-6, 2004
November 4, 2004
Sneak Preview
Lane Cooper,
The Cleveland Institute of Art
Lightning" and the Subversion of George
Wallace’s Southern White Ideal
Cinematheque to
show movie "White
Lightning" (USA, 1973, Joseph Sargent)
in conjunction with the Symposium.
Friday, November 5,
9:00 - 10:00 Symposium
Opening Introduction
Rita Goodman,
The Cleveland Institute of Art
"You’re Keeping That?": Commercialism Disrupted
  10:00 - 10:40 Siobhan
La Piana, The Cleveland Institute of Art
and Insufficiency
  10:40 – 11:20 Martin
Patrick, Illinois State University School
of Art
Matthieu: On Matthieu Laurette’s Creative
Disruptions of the Commercial World
  11:20 – 12:00 Ross
Elfline, U.C.L.A.
Design and Consumer Culture: From Dada to Searstyle
  12:30 – 2:30 Lunch Break
Martha, and Benetton: Branding Identity
  2:30 – 3:10 Holly
Crawford, University of Essex
of the Aesthetic Object
  3:10 – 3:50 Michael
Golec, Iowa State University
Aesthetics: Martha Stewart and the Marketing
of Emersonian Perfectionism
  3:50 – 4:30 Rita
Goodman, The Cleveland Institute of Art
Politics, Selling Sweaters
  7:00 – 8:00 PM Featured
Ritzer, University of Maryland
McDonaldization and the Globalization of
Sociology Professor George Ritzer is the
author of numerous books, including The
McDonaldization of Society (1993, 1996,
2000, 2004; translated into a dozen languages);
Enchanting a Disenchanted World:
Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption (1999); McDonaldization: The Reader
(2002); and The Globalization of Nothing (2004). He also edited The Blackwell
Companion to Major Social Theorists (2000), as well as The Handbook of
Social Theory (2001), and is co-founding editor of the Journal of Consumer
  8:45 PM Cinematheque to
show film on topic of Symposium (title to be announced)
Saturday, November
6, 2004
is Sacred: Dislocating Local Culture
  10:30 – 11:20 Irene
Sunwoo, Architectural Association, London
and Icon: The Farnsworth House as Architectural
  11:20 – 12:00 Adrianne
Santina, University of North Texas
Tipis, Kitsch, and the Fashioning of American
  12:00 – 12:30 Katia
Almeida-Tracy, Case Western Reserve University
Designs: Hybridism and Commodification in the
Peruvian Amazon
  12:30 – 2:30 Lunch Break
Globalization/Resisting Art History
  2:30 – 3:10 Kristen
Baumlier, The Cleveland
Institute of Art
Media: Art to Spark Social Change"
  3:10 – 4:00 Charles
Bergengren, The Cleveland Institute of
The Commodification
of Everything Else
  4:00 – 6:00 Reception with participants
and closing keynote speaker Mel
Chin. To be held in Ohio Bell Auditorium,
Gund Building
  6:00 – 7:00 Closing
Keynote Speaker
Mel Chin,
Internationally-renowned artist
Spectrum of Survival". Mel
Chin is an internationally prominent artist
whose works are in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York; the Weatherspoon
Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina; and
the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. He was
included in the first season of the celebrated
PBS series "Art: 21, Art in the Twenty-First
Century." An influential artist, Chin
is known for his politically engaged and
socially aware site-specific works, including
his multi-sited Revival Field, KNOWMAD,
and Render (2004).


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Arts symposium at CIA: "Aesthetics and Consumer Culture"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/07/2004 - 02:59.

A book of knowledge dedicated to the CIA "Aesthetics and Consumer Culture" symposium, held Thursday evening, November 4; all day Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, Aitken Auditorium, 11141 East Blvd. A symposium on contemporary art, design and culture. Influential international artist Mel Chin
will present the keynote address on Saturday, November 6 at 6pm. A
public reception with the speakers will be held 4-6pm on November 6. George Ritzer of the University of Maryland is a featured speaker on Friday, November 5 at 7pm. See the schedule. Media page.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Dept. For more info contact Dr. Rita Goodman (rgoodman [at] gate [dot] cia [dot] edu) or Ms. Lane Cooper (lane_cooper [at] hotmail [dot] com).

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11/05/04 - 7-8 PM: Art, McDonaldization and the Globalization of Society

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 11/06/2004 - 07:02.

November 5, 2002 from 7 - 8 PM: Session 2 - Featured Speaker

As part of this exciting event, the CIA brought renowned writer and social theorist George Ritzer to speak about "Art,
McDonaldization and the Globalization of
Society". I had the pleasure to attend, and share the following observations about how his presentation fits our interest of nurturing regional economic development.

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NEO "may show" "Cleveland School" to beat Artsopolis (and Silicon Valley), for our creative class

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/04/2004 - 02:06.

Let's beat Artsopolis (and Silicon Valley) and save NEO artists money. The following article plugs an arts portal in Silicon Valley that they claim is getting the attention of lots of other arts organizations around the country. I do use Artsopolis when in SF and the protal is good, but it is no better than we can do here - and we need this capability to promote one of our greatest regional assets... the arts!!!

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Interesting self publishing site and service from founder of Redhat

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/04/2004 - 01:46.

I received an email today from area economic development leader Kevin Cronin that should be of interest of content creators interested to commercialize books, music and images. Nice service - don't know if it is cost competitive... and wonder, can't folks in publishing here compete with this, as self-publishing will continue to be a growing business (some folks will always want dead trees to read ;-)

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P.S. to all of Cleveland's chronic complainers who like to whine and say...

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 11/03/2004 - 02:39.

In the words of Northeast Ohio Arts Educator of the Year Mary Beth Matthews:

As a little P.S. to all of Cleveland's chronic complainers who like to whine and say,

"Nothing ever gets done in this city"
"People have no vision here"
"Clevelanders don't know how to work together"
"It's all just a lot of talk"
"New ideas don't stand a chance."
"The Cleveland Schools suck."

At Max Hayes, we refused to get caught up in all of that negativity...We're makin' it happen...Ha!

Ha is right - it has just been announced Mary Beth and her students will install a major public arts project at the Soap Box Track, right down from her school,

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OAC Grant Program Workshop Individual Artists

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/02/2004 - 21:52.
11/06/2004 - 10:00

<>Event:  OAC Grant
Program Workshop Individual Artists

Date:  11/6/2004 -


Famicos/Notre Dame Apts. 1325 Ansel Road, (Ground Floor)
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Introducing the May Show, for the future

Submitted by Realneo Admin on Sun, 10/24/2004 - 19:29.

Regional leadership has shown conceptual support  to figure out how Northeast Ohio artists may use optimal information technology to enhance their abilities to survive and thrive - live doing what they love. for this desire, and money is being invested to help artists grow an industry around their activities, but the results are not yet optimal.

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11.17.04 Community of Minds: Len Steinbach, CIO, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/21/2004 - 20:44.
11/17/2004 - 16:30

of Minds,"
Regional Business
& Technology Networking Event, Wednesday, 11-17-04,
5:30PM - 8:00PM, George Dively Building, Case.
Be alert! Listen and exchange insights with speaker Len Steinbach, CIO, The
Cleveland Museum of Art. CMA connects culture, community with
telecommunications technology bridging the gap between business, exhibition, the
internet and new media technologies. Videos & display interactives. Join
us. Meet cool thought leaders in University Circle & learn about changes
affecting technology and business. Co-sponsored by Thompson Hine and
REI. This event is free but you must register online
in order to attend at:


George Dively Education Building, Case
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November 19, 2004 - BizArt and REI co-host, "Creative Careers & Emerging Opportunities,"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/21/2004 - 20:40.
11/19/2004 - 10:00

Creative Industries Symposium,"
11-12-04. Speakers


Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 04
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