Marie Shurkus, the department’s current Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in art criticism and theory, will be presenting a lecture entitled “Relational Aesthetics, Re-enactment, and the Post-Medium Condition.”

This talk represents her most recent research into the area of re-enactments in contemporary art. Using Rosalind Krauss’s notion of the post-medium condition, Professor Shurkus will explore how re-enactment and relational aesthetics hold the potential to enhance our awareness of how images address viewers in terms of affect and reconstruct the body as a vehicle for commercial interests. The lecture will be held in Lebus Court 113 at 4:15 pm.‚ For further information please contact Frances Pohl at 909-607-2253.