The Sixty-Seventh A. W. Mellon Lectures in The Fine Arts, 2018

February 6, 2018

Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology will be giving a series of lectures at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Six-Part Series, Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period 

Hal Foster, Princeton University
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
East Building Auditorium

April 8 Walter Benjamin and His Barbarians
April 15 Jean Dubuffet and His Brutes
April 22 Georges Bataille and His Caves
April 29 Asger Jorn and His Creatures
May 6 Eduardo Paolozzi and His Hollow Gods
May 13 Claes Oldenburg and His Ray Guns

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Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, teaches and publishes in the areas of modernist and contemporary art, architecture, and theory. He was a founding editor of Zone Magazine and Zone Books and writes regularly for October (which he coedits), Artforum, and The London Review of Books. He is the recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism from the College Art Association (2012) and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing (2010). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foster has been a Siemens Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and a Paul Mellon Predoctoral Fellow and a Paul Mellon Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art. His books include Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency (2015); Junkspace with Running Room, coauthored with Rem Koolhaas (2013); The First Pop Age: Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha (2012); The Art-Architecture Complex (2011); and Art since 1900: Modernism, Anti-Modernism, Postmodernism, coauthored with Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, and Benjamin Buchloh (2004). Thinking on Your Feet: Conversations about Art, coauthored with Richard Serra, will be published in fall 2018.