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Acting Up: The Aids Crisis, Queer Art, and Visual Studies
Special Lecture by Taro Nettleton

 

Date & Time :July 20th, 2017 (Thurs) 18:00 -
Place : Main Conference Room, 3/F LS/CGE Building, East Campus, Hitotsubashi University (access)
Lecturer: Taro Nettleton (Temple University, Japan Campus. PhD, University of Rochester)
Medium: English and Japanese
Reservation : Not required
Contact : Mayumo Inoue

 

 

Taro Nettleton is a culture worker based in Tokyo. He teaches art history and visual studies at Temple University Japan. His recent writings have appeared in Art Review Asia, Bijutsu Techo, and Screen. His dissertation addresses relations of spatial politics and subjectivity in postwar Japanese art. Currently, he is examining the state of visuality in art during the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

 

{ Summary }

The late 1980s and 1990s in the U.S. was the site of critical rifts and shifts in the understanding of the roles and critical analyses of art practices. Examining the artistic responses to the AIDS crisis also helps illuminate why the period’s most culturally and politically engaged critics felt that a shift from art history to visual studies was necessary. This lecture will address the theoretical bases of visual studies, contextualizing it in the rise of activist art in the U.S. in the late 1980s, particularly as it was articulated in response to the AIDS crisis by collectives such as Gran Fury, and consequent queer art practices of the early 1990s by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Gober, and Zoe Leonard.

 

{ Reference List }

Douglas Crimp and Adam Rolstori, Aids Demographics (1990)
Robert Gober, “An Interview with Gran Fury,” Bomb (34), (1991)
Douglas Crimp, “Getting the Warhol We Deserve,” Social Text (1995)
Jennifer Doyle, “Queer Wallpaper” (2006)

Please contact Mayumo Inoue for a copy of the reference texts.

 

 

 

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