Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 10am-11:30am
80 Carolina Room 101, SF Campus
Pamela Leeis the Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University. Her area is the history, theory and criticism of late modernism and contemporary art with interests in the relationship between aesthetics and politics. She has published four single-authored books in addition to journal articles, reviews and catalogue essays: Object to be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark (MIT 2000); Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s (MIT 2004); and Forgetting the Art World ( MIT 2012); New Games: Postmodernism after Contemporary Art (Routledge 2012). A French language edition of Object to be Destroyed will be published by Editions Macula, Paris; a Spanish language edition of Chronophobia will be released by El Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo (CENDEAC), Murcia, Spain. Among other journals, her writing has appeared in October, Artforum, Assemblage, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Les Cahiers du Musee national d’arte moderne, Grey Roomand Texte zur Kunst. She is currently at work on Think Tank Aesthetics: Mid-Century Modernism, The Cold War and the Rise of Visual Cultue. The book considers how the interdisciplinary, cybernetic and systems-based interests of think tanks such as the RAND Corporation sponsored new approaches to the study of art and visual culture.