Conceptual art and feminism, transformations of personal mythologies, figurative painting and its relation to ideology, and much more—this fall, in Irina Kulik’s new series of lectures.
Art historian Irina Kulik continues to juxtapose the most compelling stylistic and semantic liaisons between artists and art collectives of various periods of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Designed for audiences of all backgrounds, this course will be equally engaging for amateurs and experienced listeners.
Featured among the new season’s personalities will be feminist art activists Guerilla Girls, who have been staging anonymous acts wearing gorilla masks for over thirty years; photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, famous for his provocative erotic shots; millionaire and conceptual artist drawing on the Dada tradition, Dieter Meier, member of the Swiss music duo Yello; Swedish visionary Hilma af Klint who started painting abstractions reflecting her mystic revelations even before Wassily Kandinsky; as well as many others.
Acquainting the audience with completely new artists along with renowned masters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, art historian Irina Kulik’s fifth lecture year is the best proof of contemporary art as an infinite source of unconventional interdisciplinary education which is extremely relevant today.