02.24.2016 / Elisabeth Lebovici

elisabeth-webWednesday, February 24, 2016. 10am – 12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus

Elisabeth Lebovici is a French art historian, critic, journalist, and lecturer at Sciences-Po in Paris. After earning a PhD in Aesthetics in 1983, she began publishing art criticism and served as editor-in-chief of Beaux Arts magazine from 1987 to 90, and Arts and Culture Editor for the daily newspaper Libération, from 1991 to 2006. She has co-curated numerous exhibitions, including “Beau comme un Camion” (European Lesbian and Gay Pride, Paris, 1997) “Xn 99” and “Xn 00” (Espace des Arts Châlon-sur-Saône, France), and “L’Argent“ (Plateau/FRAC, Ile de France, 2008). She is currently an archival research member at the Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir. Her blog Le Beau Vice covers key contemporary events in the cultural arena. She co-organizes “Something You Should Know: Artists and Producers”, an influential open seminar at the EHESS in Paris. Her scholarship, curatorial work, and criticism grapples with gender and sexuality, as well as the relationships among feminism, AIDS activism, queer politics, and contemporary art. She has written numerous monographs on contemporary artists, and is the author, along with Catherine Gonnard, of  Artistes/femmes, Paris de 1880 à nos jours (Hazan, 2007), a history of women artists in France between 1880 and today. Her latest project, What AIDS Has Done to Me. Art and Activism at the End of the 20th century, will be published in 2016 by the Editions Maison Rouge/JRP Ringier.