JONATHAN D. KATZ

Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program

University at Buffalo

THE DEATH OF THE ARTIST: A POSTMODERN POSTMORTEM ON COMPLICITIY AND RESISTANCE

 

That dead artists don’t talk back has been beneficial in the complicated process of fashioning posthumous mastery for highly politicized artists cut down in their prime from AIDS.  In this talk, Jonathan Katz looks at very different artistic strategies of AIDS-informed political resistance—from artists whose work embraced direct confrontation to those who instead sought to seed ironic subterfuge—towards assessing how postmodern theory and institutional and market imperatives can often travel a parallel course.

Thursday, April 4, 4:15 PM

Hahn 101, Pomona College