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Julia Bryan-Wilson: Minds over Matter
Friday, Apr 27, 2018, 4:30PM
Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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Julia Bryan-Wilson: Minds over Matter


"Minds Over Matter" proposes an alternative history to conceptual and performance art in the 1970s by thinking through their co-emergence with a rising public interest in telepathy and telekinesis.  What happens when we rethink dematerialization to consider the very rearrangement of matter using the political powers of collective imagination?


Julia Bryan-Wilson is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley and the Director of the Berkeley Arts Research Center.  Her recently published book Fray: Art and Textile Politics (U Chicago Press, 2017), was named a "best art book" of the year by the New York Times.

 

Image: Robert Barry, Telepathic Piece, 1969; Conceptual artwork. Courtesy the artist.