Please join us for our Visiting Scholar: James Elkins, Art Critic and Art Historian
Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic: A talk about
current thinking on what might develop in the wake of the dialectic
opposition of aesthetic modernism and anti-aesthetic, politically
oriented art practices.
WJB-2004, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7 pm
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to our second Visiting
Artist Lecture. I consider James Elkins to be one of the most relevant
and accessible theorists of this period. He writes about subjects that
are vital to the studio artist and bridges the gap between art theory
and practice. All studio art majors should plan to attend this lecture.
For the last twenty-five years James Elkins has lived in Chicago; he
got a graduate degree in painting, and then switched to Art History,
got another graduate degree, and went on to do the PhD in Art History,
which he finished in 1989. (All from the University of Chicago.) Since
then he has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of
Art History, Theory, and Criticism.