In fall 2011, Rosemary O’Neill participated in two conferences. In September 2011, she presented two papers at the international colloquium scheduled in conjunction with “L’Art contemporain et la Côte d’Azur: un territoire pour l’expérimentation 1951-2011.” This two-day event was a culmination of three months of exhibitions, films, and performances held along the French Riviera beginning in June 2011 demonstrating how the region emerged as a place of experimentation and innovation in the arts, film, design, and architecture over the past sixty years. Her presentations included:
“Agnès Varda’s ‘du Côté de la Côte: place as a ‘sociological phenomenon,’” on the panel Lieux, territoires et identitiés, chaired by Maurice Fréchuret, Directeur des Musée Nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes and Michèle Brun, Attachée de conservation du patrimonie du Musée d’art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice. Nice: Valrose University and University of Nice in Sophia Antipolis, September 2011.
“George Brecht: Taking Note(s) in Villefranche,” on the panel Expérimentations hors cadre,chaired by Eric Mangion, Directeur de Centre National d’Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson and Christian Gutleben, Professor, University of Nice. Nice: Villa Arson, September 2011.
She also presented the paper, “Claude Viallat and Marcelin Pleynet: Thinking about Painting as a System and Site,” on the panel European Art and Philosophy since 1945 chaired by Catherine Dossin, Purdue University and Victoria H. F. Scott, Emory University. Southeastern College Art Association Conference, Savannah, GA, November 2011.