Event

Monday, March 19, 2018 | 1:00pm

sPRING Visionaries Lecture Series

1 PM - 3 PM ON MONDAY IN THE LYON AUDITORIUM

The 2018 Spring Lecture Series takes into consideration the tectonic shifts that took place in the visual arts since the 1970s. We will begin by looking at various definitions of “contemporary art,” and the infrastructure that sets it apart from the art of previous periods. After that, we will take a close look at different genres in contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography and performance. The last lecture in this series will tackle the complicated relationship of contemporary art with fashion, design and popular culture.

MARCH 19: WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY ART?
MARCH 26: PAINTING
APRIL 2: REVISED MEANINGS OF CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
APRIL 9: PHOTOGRAPHY
APRIL 16: PERFORMANCE
APRIL 23: CONTEMPORARY ART IN FASHION AND DESIGN 

Lecturer: Dr. Julia Friedman

Julia Friedman is a Russian-born art historian, writer and curator. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from Brown University, and has since researched and taught in the US, UK and Japan. Her trans-disciplinary work on European Modernism, Russian emigration and book art resulted in the illustrated  2011 monograph Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov's Synthetic Art published by Northwestern University Press. She has been a regular contributor to Artforum,  and has a blog column in The Huffington Post. In 2017 she began writing for The New Criterion magazine. Her most recent publications are Dustbunnies and Wasted Words, two pendant volumes based on the digital writings of Dave Hickey, a distinguished American art and cultural critic.