"The Geometric Unconscious and the Esoteric Life of Modern Art"
Date(s): November 27, 2012
Time(s): 5:30 pm
In his lecture, Jorge Daniel Veneciano reveals the persistent manner in which theorists and defenders of geometric abstraction have obscured aspects of its history and contributed to the esoteric aura of modern art.
Veneciano, director of the Sheldon Museum of Art, holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the editor of numerous books and catalogues on the arts, including The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction (Nebraska, 2012); Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and the PatchworkSelf (Nebraska, 2010); Play’s the Thing: Reading the Art of Jun Kaneko (Sheldon/Nebraska, 2010); Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture, and Activism (Robeson/Rutgers, 2008); and Imago: The Drama of Self-Portraiture in Recent Photography (Robeson/Rutgers, 2007). He was previously director of the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.; curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem; and curator/acting director for two community arts centers with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design; California State University, Los Angeles; and Columbia. Veneciano has been publishing arts criticism and scholarship since 1991.
The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction
Location: Sheldon Museum of Art