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2018 Annual Conference


March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Preview and Conversation: Brian Ulrich, The Centurion

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As part of its commitment to exhibit new work by contemporary artists, the Eastman Museum presents Brian Ulrich: The Centurion in the Project Gallery from October 31, 2015 to February 14, 2016. Ulrich explores the visual landscape of America’s consumption economy, photographing sites and people associated with extreme wealth. His latest body of work, The Centurion, documents three key manifestations of excess: the display window, where luxury goods are presented as exclusive objects of desire; personal appearance, in which individuals cultivate eccentricity, highlight cultural mannerisms, and flaunt elite fashion in order to set themselves apart; and new residences designed to look like castles, an emerging trend among the upper class. Ulrich will join Curator in Charge Lisa Hostetler for a conversation in the gallery and a preview of the exhibition.

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