Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 15, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Julia Chadaga, German and Russian, will present “Scene of the Crime: Policing, Performance, and Protest Art in Contemporary Russia.” Blaspheming women in balaclavas. A 200-foot phallus painted on a drawbridge. A banned photograph of kissing policemen. The art coming out of Russia today is striking, confrontational, and vigorously persecuted by the authorities. This talk will provide a cultural and historical framework for understanding both the art and the official retaliation. Russian artists are seizing control of public space in unprecedented ways, and the contemporary clashes between art and the state can be seen in terms of a revival of aesthetic traditions and repressive strategies. At the same time, a new emphasis on the battle against gender-based domination suggests revolutionary developments on the horizon. All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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