Thursday 29 MAY | 2014
3 – 5p.m. | West Wing 5
University College Cork
Three scholars of art and politics of the 1930s revisit this pivotal moment to reconsider how the
contributions of this fraught period can be brought to bear on the present, while a contemporary critic reflects on current practices. Can visual culture still intervene in political discourse? If so, how?On what terms?
Dr. Nuit Banai, Tufts University (USA) and Inaugural Visiting Research Resident IMMA/NCAD Dublin: author of Yves Klein (Reaktion Books, 2014) and essays commissioned by the Georges Pompidou, Barbican Art Gallery, and Documenta Kassel among others.
Dr. Warren Carter, Open University: co‐author of Renew Marxist Art History (London: Art/Books, 2013).
Dr. Sabine Kriebel, University College Cork: author of Revolutionary Beauty: The Radical Photomontages of John Heartfield (University of California Press, 2014)
Dr. Jody Patterson, University of Plymouth: author of Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York (under review at University of Pennsylvania Press)
Moderated by Dr.Ed Krčma,University College
Cork: founding editor of Enclave Review.
Followed by a reception and book launch of Revolutionary Beauty: The Radical Photomontages of John Heartfield (University of California Press, 2014) by Sabine Kriebel, at the Wandesford Quay Gallery, 5:30p.m. All are welcome.