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Visual & Media Cultures Colloquium - Amelia Jones "Seeing Differently: The Trace of the Subject in Contemporary Art"

Professor Amelia Jones
Mon Apr 9, 2012, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Communications Building
Studio C (UCSC)

Amelia Jones is Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies at 
McGill University. Jones practices a queer, anti-racist, feminist history and theory of twentieth - and twenty-first century Euro-American visual arts, including performance, film, video, and installation—articulated in relation to increasingly global frameworks. Jones is the author of a number of books including Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp (1994), and Body Art/Performing the Subject (1998), Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada (1994), and Self-Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject (2006). This latter book expands on her work on body art, exploring the experience and understanding of the self in relation to performances of the body via technologies of representation from analogue photography to the Internet. It is linked to Jones's new research on the problematic of identity or identification in relation to visuality and Euro-American histories and practices of contemporary art and visual culture broadly construed; this latter interest finds its way into a number of articles published in journals from Art History to Parallax and The Drama Review and will result in a book tentatively entitled Seeing Differently: Identification in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture.

Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Studies Amelia Jones, Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University


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