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Expert On Postmodern Art To Give Talk At U.Va Nov. 17

November 5, 2004 --

WHO:         Amelia Jones, professor and Pilkington Chairwoman in the History of Art, University of Manchester, England

WHAT:         Lecture — “The Televisual Architecture of the Dream Body: Pipilotti Rist as Parafeminist”

WHEN:         Friday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m.

WHERE:      Campbell Hall, Room 160

Amelia Jones, an expert on postmodern art, will give a lecture, “The Televisual Architecture of the Dream Body: Pipilotti Rist as Parafeminist,” at the University of Virginia on Friday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., in Campbell Hall, Room 160. Jones’s talk, part of the McIntire Department of Art’s Fall Lecture Series, will focus on the work of Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist and will draw from Jones’s research for a new book, tentatively titled “Self-Image: The Body in Technology.” The book is a continuation of her exploration of body art and the experience and understanding of the self and image of the body in relation to performances by means of representational technologies ranging from analogue photography to the Internet.

Before turning to digital media and museum installations, Rist was a stage designer for the music group ‘Les Reines Prochaines.’ Her work explores areas of human experience, including themes of freedom, loneliness, innocence and poetry as seen through the media culture. She also investigates the notion that most contemporary experimental art has long surrendered to mass media or the academy.

Jones is the author of numerous books including “Postmodernism and the En-gendering of Marcel Duchamp,” “Body Art/Performing the Subject” and “Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada.” She also has edited several books on feminism and performance including “Feminism and Visual Culture,” “The Artist’s Body,” “Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s ‘Dinner Party’ in Feminist Art History” and “Performing the Body/Performing the Text” with Andrew Stephenson.

Jones studied at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her Ph.D. She is professor and Pilkington Chairwoman in the History of Art at the University of Manchester, England.

For additional information on Jones’ talk, contact Sylvia New Strawn at (434) 924-6122 or sns@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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