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Colloquia Series – Adair Rounthwaite
WhenThursday, Oct. 4, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 312
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Art History, School of Art + Art History + Design

Željko Jerman’s My Year, 1977: Photography, Masculinity, and Rock n’ Roll

In 1977, in socialist Yugoslavia, conceptual artist Željko Jerman had friends take photographs of him every day for a year. He compiled these images, together with short diaristic entries, into the work My Year, 1977. This paper argues that beyond simply documenting Jerman’s everyday life, My Year reenacted popular images of young male rock-n-rollers, while also problematizing the ability of photographs to communicate across contexts. The result is a vulnerable presentation of artistic process as a series of failures and infelicities.

Adair Rounthwaite is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History specializing in contemporary art.

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