Performance: News and Events
Tuesday, October 9, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 2M
"The Perverse Pleasures of Political Incorrectness"
Barbara DeGenevieve is an interdisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, writing, and performance. Her practice is project-based, and motivated by the uneasy intersection of the politics of race and sexuality, the dubious moral values of a postmodern culture, the absurdity of political correctness, and the perverse pleasures of humor. The socially volatile and arbitrarily dangerous legal blur between art, pornography and obscenity have become the primary focus of her research. She exhibits internationally and her writing on sexuality, transsexuality, censorship, ethics, and pornography has been published in art, photographic, and scholarly journals.
"Realism and Affect in Scott Burton's Literalist Theater"
David Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include studies of the origins of modern sculpture in Britain, of Auguste Rodin, and of games and play in twentieth-century art, and his current project focuses on sculptural abstraction and gender assignments in the art of the late 1960s. He has just published a scholarly edition of Postminimalist artist Scott Burton’s criticism and performance statements, titled Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975.
After the lecture, David Getsy will be available for a book signing—Scott Burton: Collected Writing on Art and Performance will be available for purchase.