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Louise Nevelson: Drag and Drag and Drag

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 13, 2020. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Feminist/Queer Colloquium
Meeting Description: 

Julia Bryan-Wilson (Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art) has taught art since 1945 in the United States, Europe, and Latin America; she is also the Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center. Her research interests include theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance and dance, production/fabrication, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (University of California, 2009, named a best book of the year by the New York Times and Artforum); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (with Glenn Adamson, Thames & Hudson, 2016); and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago, 2017, a New York Times best art book of the year and winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award, the Robert Motherwell Book Award, and the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Book Prize). She is the editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris (MIT Press, 2013), and co-editor of two special journal issues ("Visual Activism," Journal of Visual Culture, 2016; and "Time Zones: Durational Art in its Contexts," Representations, 2016). She is a 2019-20 Guggenheim Fellow, and an adjunct curator at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, where in 2019 she co-curated the exhibit Women's Histories. With Andrea Andersson, she curated Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, which opened at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in 2017 and traveled to the Berkeley Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, and the ICA Philadelphia. She is currently writing a book about Louise Nevelson (under advanced contract with Yale University Press). She will present on this work in progress at the Stanford Humanities Center Feminist and Queer Colloquium on January 13, 2020.

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