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Art History Graduate Student Lecture Series: Mechtild Widrich (SAIC)

Image: Alexandra Pirici, "If You Don't Want Us, We Want You", 2011, Bucharest. Photo Alexandru Patatics

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, Kresge 1515, Trienens Forum, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mary Clare Meyer   847.491.3230

Group: Department of Art History

Category: Academic


"Neo-Stalinism, the Avantgarde, and Shifting Sites in (Post) Cold War Romania”

Site specificity has been the central concept in contemporary art for half a century. But what happens if these sites change profoundly, both politically and physically?

Mechtild Widrich is Assistant Professor in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working at the intersection of contemporary art and architecture, with a focus on time-based and ephemeral practices, aesthetic theory and global art geographies. She is the author of Performative Monuments: The Rematerialisation of Public Art (2014), has published in Art Journal, the Journal of Architectural Historians (JSAH), Log, Grey Room, Texte zur Kunst, The Drama Review (TDR), Performance Art Journal (PAJ), and is currently editing a special issue of Future Anterior: Ex Situ: On Moving Monuments.

Image: Alexandra Pirici, "If You Don't Want Us, We Want You," 2011, Bucharest. Photo Alexandru Patatics



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