Monday, 28 October 2013

CADRE Lecture Series - "Avant-Garde and Fantasy" by Dr. Marc Legér

CADRE Lecture Series
Free Public Lecture by Dr. Marc Legér
(Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester)
Tuesday 5 November 2013, 6.00pm, MK045
Art Critique and Social Practice cluster
"Avant-Garde and Fantasy"

Marc James Léger is a graduate of the doctoral program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. He has taught art history and visual culture at Lakehead University, the University of Lethbridge and the Université de Montréal. He has published critical essays on contemporary art and politics in such places as Afterimage, Art Journal, C Magazine, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Creative Industries Journal, Etc, FUSE, Inter, Journal of Canadian Studies, Left Curve, Parachute, Public, RACAR, and Third Text. Since working as an independent scholar, he has edited Bruce Barber's two-volume anthology Performance, [Performance] and Performers (2007) and Barber's more recent book of essays and interviews Littoral Art and Communicative Action (2013). His is editor of Culture and Contestation in the New Century (2011) and the forthcoming The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today and author of Brave New Avant Garde (2012) and The Neoliberal Undead (2013), the latter two published by Zero Books. He is presently at work on a book of essays on film titled Drive In Cinema: Essays on Film, Theory and Politics.

Presentation Description: In recent years, theorists of engaged art have proposed either an art critical set of concerns - relational aesthetics, dialogical aesthetics, participatory art - or, alternately, a pragmatic programme for politicized cultural practice - tactical media, transversal practice, communicative action and extradisciplinary practice.

This lecture will present some of the background research for my concept of sinthomeopathic practice and will also examine the outcome of this research in terms of a conjunctural complex that is conditioned by drive and fantasy formation.

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