Spring 2012,News & Events

Thursday 12/22/2011


Anne Wagner, Time Lines: On the Drawings of Anthony McCall

Please join us Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7 pm for Anne Wagner’s talk in the SVA theater (located at 333 West 23rd street between 8th and 9th avenues).
This event is free and open to the public.

For artist Anthony McCall, time is of the essence. The question is how to represent it, now that the age-old tropes of skull, scythe, and hourglass have had their day. In considering the artist’s expansion of the means of time’s depiction—an expansion that rested on his development of a new graphic language—this lecture aims to bring into view McCall’s engagement with memory and loss.

Anne M. Wagner is Class of 1936 Chair Emerita in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has appeared in such journals as Artforum, Representations, October, and The Threepenny ReviewJean-Baptiste Carpeaux:  Sculptor of the Second Empire, was published in 1986, and Three Artists (Three Women) in 1996. In 2005, her third book, Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture, came out from Yale University Press. A book of her essays, A House Divided: On Recent American Art, has just appeared from the University of California Press. In progress is Behaving Globally, which has been commissioned by Princeton University Press for a new series called Essays on the Arts. Anne Wagner is also Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of York.

Update: Watch the full lecture on our vimeo page, here