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Serge Guilbaut (Professor Emeritus of Art History at UBC) and John O'Brian (Professor of Art History at UBC) invite you to the launch of their new book Breathless Days.

Taking 1959–1960 as a pivotal cultural and political moment, the contributors to Breathless Days reframe postwar Western art history, examining the aesthetic and ideological alliances and tensions in art throughout Western Europe and the Americas. The collection provides a heterogeneous account of the intersections of the fine art world with literature, jazz, film, and theater in New York, Paris, Milan, Brazil, and Cuba. This reveals the knotty and multilayered connections among these divergent artistic milieus. Whether discussing Duchamp’s With My Tongue in My Cheek, Brazilian abstraction, postrevolutionary Cuban art, Jean Tinguely’s self-destroying machines, or Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, the contributors show this brief period to be a key to the cultural and political development of Western Europe and the Americas during the Cold War. (Source: Duke University Press)

More information to come.

Access Gallery 222 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Breathless Days @ Access Gallery

When
Thursday April 5, 2017 at 7 pm
Where
Access Gallery
222 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Breathless Days

Serge Guilbaut (Professor Emeritus of Art History at UBC) and John O'Brian (Professor of Art History at UBC) invite you to the launch of their new book Breathless Days.

Taking 1959–1960 as a pivotal cultural and political moment, the contributors to Breathless Days reframe postwar Western art history, examining the aesthetic and ideological alliances and tensions in art throughout Western Europe and the Americas. The collection provides a heterogeneous account of the intersections of the fine art world with literature, jazz, film, and theater in New York, Paris, Milan, Brazil, and Cuba. This reveals the knotty and multilayered connections among these divergent artistic milieus. Whether discussing Duchamp’s With My Tongue in My Cheek, Brazilian abstraction, postrevolutionary Cuban art, Jean Tinguely’s self-destroying machines, or Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, the contributors show this brief period to be a key to the cultural and political development of Western Europe and the Americas during the Cold War. (Source: Duke University Press)

More information to come.