Please join us on Thursday, March 3, 2004 from 6:30-8:00pm at Slought Foundation for a public conversation with Hal Foster and Brigid Doherty on body and performance in contemporary art, and in particular in the work of pioneering Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch. The event and reception to follow is sponsored by the Department of the History of Art, and the Program in Comparative Literature and Theory, at the University of Pennsylvania, and is organized in conjunction with a concurrent retrospective at Slought Foundation featuring 40 years of performances by Nitsch in video format.
Hal Foster teaches contemporary art and criticism at Princeton University; he also teaches in the programs of Media and Modernity and European Cultural Studies. As a recent recipient of Guggenheim and CASVA fellowships, he is currently at work on a textbook on 20th-century art for Thames and Hudson/Norton, as well as on a project on the problem of the arbitrary in modernist art. His most recent book is Design and Crime (and Other Diatribes) from Verso (2002). Another book, Prosthetic Gods, concerning the relation between modernism and psychoanalysis, is due out from M.I.T. Press in fall 2004, and a book on Pop will follow in early 2005 from Phaidon. He continues to write regularly for the London Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, October, and the New Left Review. His most recent publications include: Design and Crime (and Other Diatribes), Verso, 2002; “Nutty Professors,” London Review of Books (8 May 2003); “Libeskind in New York,” London Review of Books (20 March 2003); “The First Pop Age,” New Left Review, (February-March 2003); “Semblance According to Gerhard Richter,” Raritan (Winter 2003); “Pop Eye,” London Review of Books (22 August 2002); “Expendabilia,” London Review of Books (9 May 2002); “Andy Paperbag,” London Review of Books (21 March 2002); “The ABCs of Contemporary Art,” October 100 (Spring 2002); “Archives of Modern Art,” October 99 (Winter 2001). Forthcoming articles: “Bigger Brother,” LA Times Book Review; “Gadfly Jester,” London Review of Books; “On the Hudson,” London Review of Books; “Dada Mime,” October 105; “Medusa and the Real,” Res 46.
Brigid Doherty is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures and Associated Faculty of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in European Cultural Studies and Media & Modernity. In January 2005 she was Visiting Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she delivered a series of lectures and seminars on modern and contemporary art and critical theory. She is the author of articles in journals including Critical Inquiry, MLN, and October; her recent work also includes contributions to The New History of German Literature (Harvard, 2005) and Women Artists at the Millennium (MIT, forthcoming). Her first book, "Montage: The Body and the Work of Art in Dada, Brecht, and Benjamin," will be published by the University of California Press, and she is currently at work on a second book project called "Writing as Making Present: The Art of Hanne Darboven, 1966-2000."
This program was made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Department of the History of Art and the Program in Comparative Literature and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania
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Hal Foster, et al. "On Body & Performance." Slought Foundation Online Content. [03 March 2005;
Accessed 18 May 2013]. <http://slought.org/content/11264/>.