Slow Ethnography

Artist-ethnographer Zoe Bray will demonstrate her ethnographic-painting technique over three days while she creates a portrait of Anthropologist Kathleen Stewart at the Blanton Museum of Art. The demonstration will be followed by a round-table discussion of time and duration, as well as uncon- ventional ethnographic tools and texts in ethnography and humanities research. Featuring Zoe Bray (Center for Basque Studies, UNR), Craig Campbell (UT, Anthropology), Ward Keeler (UT, Anthropology), Fiona P. McDonald (Anthropologist/Researcher, New Knowledge Organization, NYC), Sonia Seeman (UT, Ethnomusicology) and Kathleen Stewart (UT, Anthropology).

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Zoe Bray painting NYU professor Fred Myers. October 2013. American Museum of Natural History, NYC. Photo: Roderick Mikens

Ethnographic-painting demonstration

From 1-4pm in the main atrium of the Blanton Museum of Art, Zoe Bray will be creating a portrait of anthropologist, Katie Stewart.

September 5th – 7th, 2014 1:00-4:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art

Slow Ethnography Roundtable

Monday, Sept. 8th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Glickman Center (CLA Building) 1.302B

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Zoe Bray painting NYU professor Fred Myers. October 2013. American Museum of Natural History, NYC. Photo: Roderick Mikens

compactUT-02Presented by the Intermedia Workshop with support from the Blanton Museum of Art. This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute through the Viola S. Hoffman and George W. Hoffman Lectureship in Liberal Arts and Fine Arts. Also thanks to the department of Anthropology, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. We are also grateful to the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada Reno for their support.

We recognize the curatorial collective, Ethnographic Terminalia, for their original collaboration with Zoe Bray in September, 2013.

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Zoe Bray painting NYU professor Fred Myers. October 2013. American Museum of Natural History, NYC. Photo: Fiona P. McDonald