Backlash and Beyond: A Moment in American Culture

  • Thu, Jan 21, 1993
    (This event has already happened.)

    The Graham Foundation

    Spector, Associate Curator of Research at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, will speak on the contemporaneous phenomena of two books—Robert Bly’s Iron John and Susan Faludi’s Backlash—and the significance of two such contrasting points of view coming out of the current cultural/political milieu. She will compare these ideas to similar contrasts in recent art.

    This is part of a series of lectures and events titled The Personal and Political in Recent Art. This series addresses recent shifts in the boundaries between personal expression and political action. In light of the waning effectiveness of both traditional art and traditional activism, some contemporary artists have infused their artworks with highly personal politics, while others have made a conscious choice of distinguishing their art-making from their political activities. This series presents a diverse range of issues and approaches pertaining to the changing relationship between art, politics and personal preference.