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Visiting Scholar Dr. Maria Gough

Event Type: Lecture
Facility: Fine Arts Hall (FAH)
Presented By: School of Art & Art History
Description: 
Dr. Gough is the Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University. Her primary area of research and teaching is early twentieth-century modern European art, with a particular emphasis 
on the Russian and Soviet avant-gardes.

Her talk at USF is titled, "How to Make a Revolutionary Object: The Drawings of Gustavs Klucis." It focuses on a corpus of presentation drawings for new media-driven structures for the revolutionary 
street: radio-orators, projection screens, advertising stands, slogan signs, and newspaper kiosks. Executed in the early 1920s by Gustavs Klucis (Gustav Klutsis), a Latvian immigrant to Moscow who 
would later enjoy renown as the leading Soviet photomonteur of the interwar period, these striking drawings have long captivated artists, architects, and designers due to their optical dynamism and 
graphic presence.

From 2015-17, Dr. Gough was a scholarly consultant in the preparation of the Art Institute of Chicago's centenary exhibition, "Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test," which 
opened in October 2017, and also contributed two essays to its accompanying catalog edited by Matthew Witkovsky and Devin Fore. In 2017-18, she was the Mellon Visitor to the University of 
Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, leading workshops for their Chicago Object Study Initiative (COSI). Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2009, Dr. Gough was Associate Professor of Art History 
at Stanford University (2003-2009). A Guggenheim fellow in 2015-2016 and prolific author, Maria Gough is on the Editorial Board of the journal Modernism/modernity and the International Advisory 
Board of the journal Art History.

Join us for a reception following the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the USF School of Art and Art History at the USF College of Arts & Sciences and USF ResearchOne.
Date: 11/8/2018
Event Information: For additional event information, please visit: http://art.arts.usf.edu.
 
Purchase Tickets: Free Event.
 
Location: Arts Lecture-Rm. 101
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 
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