Artist To Give 2004 Spring Art History McIntire Lecture At The
University Of Virginia
March 4, 2004 --
WHO: P. Adams Sitney, professor of visual arts, Princeton University
on “The Relics of Modernism,” part
2004 Spring Art History McIntire Lecture Series
Thursday, March 18, 6 p.m.
Hall, Room 160
film screenings: 5:30 p.m., Hollis Frampton’s
Gloria!” and at 6 p.m., Stan Brakhage’s “Visions
#2: Mesa Verde”
Adams Sitney is a distinguished figure in the world of avant-garde
cinema. During the 1960s he was a member
at Film Culture magazine, then the pre-eminent forum
in the United States for writing on independent cinema. In
in the founding of Anthology Film Archives, the first
museum devoted to the preservation, study and exhibition of film
art. Sitney has
lectured on and taught the history of cinema as a visual
art for 40 years and has been professor of visual studies
University since 1980.
has written two very influential anthologies, “Film Culture
Reader” (1970, second edition 2000) and “Avant-Garde
Film: A Reader of History and Criticism” (1978).
book, “Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde,
third edition 2002), is the definitive study of the history and
aesthetics of experimental cinema in the United States.
recent books include “Modernist
Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Literature and Cinema” (1990),
a volume of essays on cinema’s relation to key issues in
modernist aesthetics, and “Vital
Crises in Italian Cinema: Iconography/Stylistics/Politics” (1995).
prolific lecturer, Sitney will discuss collage in the work of
filmmakers Hollis Frampton and Stan Brakhage in his U.Va. appearance.
of two short
films will precede Sitney’s talk: Frampton’s “Gloria!” (1979)
and Brakhage’s “Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde” (1989).
Sitney’s lecture is presented as part of “Sample This,” the
University’s semester-long program devoted to the art of
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629