Harvard Scholar to Open 'Art and Social Change' Lecture Series Feb. 6

Story posted January 30, 2008

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A street poster in Lisbon, altered by Women on Waves supporters, with stickers reading "I had an abortion."

Carrie Lambert-Beatty, assistant professor of visual and environmental studies at Harvard University, will deliver the first of a series of lectures about Art and Social Change at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008, in the Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center, at Bowdoin College.

Her lecture, "Just Art," considers the intersections between art and activism and gives particular attention to Women on Waves, a Dutch organization supporting women's human rights by preventing unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world.

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. For more information call 725-3651.

Carrie Lambert-Beatty's research focuses on art since 1960, especially performance and video. She served for two years as managing editor of October magazine, and has been a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute.

Her writing on performance art, postmodern dance, minimalism, and activist art has been published in Trans, October, Art Journal, and Signs, and in the catalogs for the exhibitions A Minimal Future?: Art as Object 1958-1968 (MIT Press, 2004) and Radical Juxtapositions: Yvonne Rainer 1961-2002 (Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, 2003).

She is the author of Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s (MIT Press, September 2008).

This lecture is presented by the series Art and Social Change; and Visual Culture in the 21st Century, a yearlong program exploring the vitality and importance of the visual arts.

1-25-08

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