Willson Center Director's Series: Nell Andrew
Nell Andrew, associate professor of art history at UGA, will take part in a conversation with Nicholas Allen, Professor in Humanities at UGA and director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The event is part of the Willson Center's Director's Series of conversations, curated by Allen.
The conversation wil center on Andrew's 2020 book Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema, which recovers performances, working methods, and circles of aesthetic influence for avant-garde dance pioneers and experimental filmmakers from the turn of the century to the interwar period in Europe—including Loïe Fuller, Valentine de Saint-Point, Sophie Taeuber, Akarova, and Germaine Dulac—to demonstrate the significant role played by the arts of motion in the historical avant-garde’s development of abstraction.
Andrew teaches courses in Modern Art, the historical avant-garde, dance history, and early film. She is also co-director, with Susan Rosenbaum (UGA English), of the Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, a faculty research cluster sponsored by the Willson Center.
Advance registration for the event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here.
Thursday, October 28 at 1:00pm