Rachel Haidu: Getting Past Difference: Black Audio Film Collective, James Coleman, Steve McQueen

Final JCI LEcture of 2013/2014

Rachel Haidu is currently writing about artists in three different time periods and places: Great Britain and Ireland, 1980s-present; Warsaw, 1960s-2010; and New York and Paris as two sites of performance and dance, 1960s-present. Her talk will present a methodological alternative to the art historical comparison that addresses issues of difference as they have been developed in black British cultural studies and the works of these artists.

Rachel Haidu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History and the Director of the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She is the author of The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers 1964-1976 (MIT Press/October Books, 2010) and numerous essays on artists such as Chantal Akerman, James Coleman, Sharon Hayes, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sol LeWitt, Yvonne Rainer, and Gerhard Richter. Her book-in-progress, entitled The Knot of Influence, proposes new models to unravel that key term and the issues of identity, selfhood and difference that it implies.

This event is free and open to the public.