This exciting Critical Dialogue Program consists of a panel discussion about art and censorship across cultural contexts with author Glenn Harcourt, Eleanor Heartney, Francis M. Naumann, and artist Pamela Joseph, on the publication of Harcourt and Joseph’s eponymous book (DoppelHouse Press,). Part monograph, part historical analysis, and part feminist critique, The Artist, The Censor and The Nude responds to books of canonical Western art pirated and censored in Iran. Through Harcourt’s measured analysis of censorship of bodily images and the development of abstraction in art across cultures, Joseph’s critical appropriation of the imagery in the censored books, and a detailed discussion of contemporary Iranian artists working within a censoring Islamic regime, readers come to understand the politics of The Nude and gain a unique perspective on the history of bodily representations in art.
The following book will be available for purchase at the event: The Artist, The Censor and The Nude, A Tale of Morality and Appropriation, by DoppelHouse Press, Los Angeles, CA, 2017.
Pamela Joseph is an Aspen-based multi-media artist whose work addresses socio- political issues and feminist concerns. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. A highlight is her interactive multi-media installation The Sideshow of the Absurd, which has traveled to over ten museums and galleries around the country. Click here to view her work.
Eleanor Heartney is Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and author of numerous books on contemporary art, including Art and Today, Postmodernism, and Postmodern Heretics. She is a co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art and The Reckoning: Women Artists in the New Millennium.
Glenn Harcourt writes about the history of art and visual culture. He has advanced degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Yale. He is currently working on projects related to the body as an object of medical inquiry, including a collaborative graphic novel on the sixteenth-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius.
Francis Naumann is an independent scholar, curator, and art dealer, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods. He is author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, including New York Dada 1915-25 (Harry N. Abrams, 1994), considered to be the definitive history of the movement, and Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Harry N. Abrams, 1999).Register