Graduate Studies Lecture Series
Thursday, January 31, 2008, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Visual & Critical Studies Forum
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11 am – 1 pm
Boardroom, San Francisco campus
Peggy M. Phelan is a pioneer in the field of performance studies. She will discuss the legacy and future of Eva Hesse’s sculptures, which are made predominantly out of perishable materials. This new, psychoanalytic interpretation of Hesse’s practices emphasizes the gravity and sense of loss that pervades the artist’s work and sensibilities. Phelan is the Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts at Stanford University. She is the author of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance and coeditor, with Helena Reckitt, of Art and Feminism.