Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am
VCUarts Depot: 814 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA
David J. Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research focuses on the history of sculpture and performance, with an emphasis on the constitutive role that genders and sexualities play the making and the viewing of art. His books include Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877-1905 (Yale 2004), Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (Yale 2010), Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965-1975 (Soberscove 2012), Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale 2015), and most recently the anthology of artists’ writings, Queer, for the Whitechapel Gallery’s “Documents of Contemporary Art” book series (MIT 2016). He is currently writing a book about Scott Burton’s performance art of the 1970s and is curating the retrospective exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble that opens in September 2018 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
image: David Getsy during a public dialogue with sculptor Nancy Grossman, discussing Grossman’s “Mummy” 1965. (Photo: Sean Fader, 2015)