This Visiting Artist Lecture sponsored by the Davis family, the UO Department of Art and UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture.
Photography’s Expanded Field: The Work of Sharon Lockhart
George Baker is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Los Angeles where he has taught modern and contemporary art and theory since 2003. A New York and Paris- based critic for Artforum magazine throughout the 1990s, Baker also works as an editor of the journal October and its publishing imprint October Books. Professor Baker is the author, most recently, of The Artwork Caught by the Tail: Francis Picabia and Dada in Paris, and several other books including James Coleman: Drei Filmarbeiten, and Gerard Byrne: Books, Magazines, and Newspapers, as well as essays on a variety of postmodern and contemporary artists. Currently, he is working on disparate projects including a revisionist study of Picasso’s modernism and a shorter book on the work of four women artists—Zoe Leonard, Tacita Dean, Moyra Davey and Sharon Lockhart—to be entitled Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography. The latter is part of a larger project that Baker has termed “photography’s expanded field,” detailing the fate of photography and film works in contemporary cultural production.
The University of Oregon’s Connective Conversations: Inside Oregon Art 2011-2012 are made possible by a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program Curators and Critics Tours and Lectures.
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