Entertaining Theory: Concrete, Conceptual, Structuralist and Formalist tendencies in the age of late Modernism


Monday 21 November 2011
11.00, Research Forum South Room

Stephen Bann
Speaker(s):
Stephen Bann (Emeritus Professor, Bristol University)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Prof Sarah Wilson


Stephen Bann is Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998. From 2000 to 2004 he was President of CIHA (Comité internationale d’histoire de l’art), and in 2004 he was appointed CBE.


In this seminar, he talks about his parallel activities as critic, editor, translator and concrete poet in the 1960s/early 70s. A central focus will be on the little magazine Form, of which he was a co-editor from 1966 to 1969, and the journal 20th Century Studies, of which he was Deputy Editor (1969-72) and Editor (1973-76). He will also discuss the activities around his book Experimental Painting (1970) and his three edited volumes, Concrete Poetry: An International Anthology (1967), Russian Formalism (1972/3, with John Bowlt) and The Tradition of Constructivism (1974).  


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