November 12 – December 22, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006, 2:00 pm
Catherine Soussloff, art historian
Location: The University of Chicago, Cobb Hall, Room 402, 5811 South Ellis Ave.
Soussloff is currently a professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Absolute Artist (University of Minnesota Press, 1997) and the editor of Jewish Identity in Modern Art History (University of California Press, 1999). Soussloff will lecture on early Twentieth Century portraiture drawing from her new book The Subject in Art (Duke University Press, 2006), which is a study of the visual construction of the modern European subject and subjectivities. The book demonstrates through an analysis of philosophical theory, avant-garde painting,
pictorialist photographs, and art historical discourse that a new kind of social subject—a visualized subject—emerged before World War I.
This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 402, down the hall from the gallery.