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Nicole Archer
Friday, Mar 04, 2016, 4:30PM
SFAI Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut
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Neither Anything Hid 

Nicole Archer, PhD, is an assistant professor in the history and theory of contemporary art at SFAI, where she also serves as the chair of the BA Department + Liberal Arts. Archer researches contemporary art and material culture, with an emphasis on modern textiles and garment histories. Further interests include critical and psychoanalytic theory, corporeal feminism, and performance studies. She is currently writing a manuscript, A Looming Possibility: Towards a Theory of the Textile, which considers how textiles are used to produce and maintain the limits of “legitimate” versus “illegitimate” forms of state violence. Her work has appeared in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. She is a regular contributor to SFAQ/NYAQ/AQ, where she writes and edits a regular column, “Style Wars: Critical Reflections on the Power of Style.”

Andy Warhol, Camouflage, 1986, Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen on canvas; 116 x 200 in., © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduction, including downloading of Andy Warhol works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.