"Abstraction in the Defense of Society"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5:00 pm Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S150

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Darby English is Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago, and Consulting Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. He teaches modern and contemporary art and cultural studies, with a focus on American and European art produced since the Second World War. He is the author of How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness, published in 2007 by the MIT Press, and 1971: A Year in the Life of Color, forthcoming in 2016 from the University of Chicago Press. He is co-editor of Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress, published in 2002 by the MIT Press, and Art History and Emergency, forthcoming from Yale University Press. English’s short-form writing has appeared in Art Bulletin, Artforum, caareviews, The Guardian, The International Review of African-American Art and other venues. During a two-year hiatus from the University of Chicago, where English taught from 2003 to 2013, he was Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute. Prof. English's visit is supported by The Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts and the Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS).  Read more at the Willson Center.

 

Sponsor: 
Willson Center for the Humanities and Art and the Association of Graduate Art Students