Events at Reed
Lecture: Amelia Jones, “Performance and ‘Relationality’ in the 1970s: Chris Burden and the Conceptual Body”
7:30 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
Amelia Jones practices a queer, antiracist, feminist history and theory of twentieth- and twenty-first century Euro-American visual arts, including performance, film, video, and installation—articulated in relation to increasingly global frameworks. She is the author of a number of books including Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012). Jones has curated exhibitions, organized performance and creative events, and has edited volumes such as Contemporary Art, 1945-2003 and Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (new edition, 2010), which collectively attempt to rethink standard chronologies and modes of thinking about areas of visual culture studies and art history by including voices previously marginalized, or otherwise not fully accounted for, in debates and histories of these fields. Her new book, coedited with Adrian Heathfield, Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History (Intellect Press, 2012), includes a range of primary documents, artist's projects, and academic articles examining the issues surrounding historicizing ephemeral, live art practices.