VIEWPOINT 2011 Lecture Series Announces Invitees Thomas Levin and Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Feb. 23, 2011

Event: The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin will present a series of visits by leading curators, critics and scholars from the contemporary art world throughout the spring semester. VIEWPOINT 2011 aims to present various public programs, lectures and seminars alongside a series of student studio critiques by media theorist, cultural critic and curator Thomas Levin, and art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty. Admission to the lectures and seminars is free and open to the public.

When: Public lectures will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 24, April 7 and April 28

Seminars will be held from 3–5 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 25, April 8 and April 29

Where: The ART building at the corner of 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Lectures in ART 1.102 and seminars in ART 3.206.

Background: This is the 20th annual VIEWPOINT presented by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. VIEWPOINT 2011 is a series of concentrated visits by leading curators, critics and scholars who are involved in the diverse and multifaceted contemporary art world.

Thomas Levin is a media theorist, cultural critic and curator whose work explores the intersection of aesthetics, technology and politics. He was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute, the Institute for Advance Study in Budapest and the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna. His most recent book is a co-edited volume of Walter Benjamin's media-theoretical writings published in 2008 by Harvard University Press as "The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Essays on Media."

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian whose research focuses on art since 1960, especially performance and video art. She has been a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. Her book published by MIT Press, "Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s," was the 2008 winner of the de la Torre prize for scholarship on dance. She is working on a new project on recent intersections of art and activism.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.