Tuesday, October 4, 2011

“Working Through War” Lecture by Art Historian Siona Wilson

“Working Through War” Lecture by Art Historian Siona Wilson
Working Through War: Aesthetic Repetitions and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Art
Tuesday October 4th  7:30 pm
Woodburn Hall room 120

Lecture by Siona Wilson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Originally trained as a studio artist, Wilson’s work as an art historian has always emphasized the sociality of artistic practice and the idea that art is produced in conversation with its surrounding culture.  This talk will address the critical strategies of a number of contemporary artists exploring the gender politics of the War on Terror. She will analyze these works of art in dialogue with recent feminist theory that has identified the shifting and ambivalent place of sexuality and sexual difference as a central component of post-9/11 political representation.

This lecture will be preceded by a student-curated art show opening in the Indiana University Memorial Union Gallery focused on the IU Themester “Making War, Making Peace.”Please join us for light refreshments from 6 to 7:15 pm

Sponsored by Themester, Indiana University Art Museum, Collins Living-Learning Center, and
Student Volunteers of the Indiana University Art Museum’s Education Department

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