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Faculty Lecture – Adair Rounthwaite, Art History
WhenThursday, Sep 26, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 003
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Art History Assistant Professor Adair Rounthwaite gives a presentation about her research.

Reading and Writing at the Scene of Political Failure: Language in Experimental Art in Yugoslavia, 1976-80

Since the advent of Conceptualism in the 1960s, artists in many different parts of the world have used language as an important part of their visual art practices. This lecture analyzes works by Mladen Stilinović and Vlado Martek, two young artists based in Zagreb, in Communist Yugoslavia, in the late 1970s. For Martek and Stilinović, words and performances of reading and writing were central to art-making. I argue that, in their practices, language was connected to questions about the relationship between aesthetics and politics, in a politically conservative decade following the failure of mass political protests in Yugoslavia.

This is one of a series of lectures during autumn quarter by six faculty who are going through the promotion process. A full list of lectures is at the link below.…
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