This lecture concerns a different position within Modernist practice, neither vanguard nor resistant, which proceeds by way of a mimetic exacerbation of the worst conditions in contemporary society.
ABOUT HAL FOSTER
Hal Foster joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton in 1997, and is currently its chair. He teaches lecture and seminar courses in modernist and contemporary art and criticism as well as regularly teaching in the programs of Media and Modernity and European Cultural Studies. His most recent books areDesign and Crime (and Other Diatribes)from Verso (2002); Prosthetic Gods(Cambridge, The MIT Press, 2004), and he is presently at work on a collection of essays on Pop art. He continues to write regularly for the October, Artforum, and the London Review of Books.
This talk is a part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar at the Cooper Union School of Art. The lectures and seminar are organized and led by Doug Ashford and Walid Raad.
This talk took place on April 6th, 2009.