Lygia Clark in collaboration with Hélio Oiticica, Hand Dialogue, 1966

Lecture: Monica Amor

November 8, 2010
6:30 pm
Steinberg Auditorium

Monica Amor's talk is titled "Affect and the participatory dimension of Brazilian Neoconcretism: 1959-1964." Amor teaches modern and contemporary art history in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has published articles and reviews in Art Nexus, Third Text, October, Grey Room, and Artforum as well as critical essays in various exhibition catalogs. In 2006, she curated Gego: Defying Structures for the Museu Serralves in Porto and last year, with Carlos Basualdo, Mexico: Expected/Unexpected for La Maison Rouge in Paris. Her book manuscript, The Crisis of Geometric Abstraction in the Americas, looks at the reversals of the Constructivist tradition performed in the work of Gego, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Concrete Art in Argentina.

This talk is presented in conjunction with the Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other exhibition, part of the Sam Fox School Lecture Series, and co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology.

A light reception will precede the lecture in Steinberg Hall at 6 pm.