WHAP! Lecture Series
Having in recent work addressed the processes of globalization through the lens of contemporary art—both as object and as agent—Pamela M. Lee’s new work analyzes key elements of the very dense history of the Cold War, and the increasing intensity of visual culture.
Her talk will investigate some of the forces at work in the transition to a new era, one driven in part by a cadre of thinkers charged with conceptualizing the future of that new world, and how their work dramatically influenced art and aesthetics.
Pamela M. Lee is the Osgood Hooker Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. She is the author of four books, including, most recently, Forgetting the Art World (MIT Press) and New Games: Postmodernism after Contemporary Art (Routledge). Her current book project is Think Tank Aesthetics: Midcentury Modernism, The Cold War and the Rise of Visual Culture.