Breathless Days #1

Date: November 23, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Leonard S. Klinck Building, Room 201, 6356 Agricultural Rd

Colloquium papers and seminars presented by

Richard Leeman (University of Bordeaux): The Young and the Old

Ludovic Tournes (Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre): High or Low Culture? The End of the Fifties and the Legitimation of Jazz in France.

In preparation for the two-day conference and exhibition “Breathless Days: 1959-1960” taking place May 1-2, 2010, two distinguished speakers will address the cultural production of those years during the coming week in a colloquium and series of seminars. Richard Leeman is the former director of the Institut Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Art (Paris) and professor at the University of Bordeaux. Ludovic Tournes is  a specialist of the history of jazz in France and Professor at Nanterre University.

“Breathless Days: 1959-1960” is a large academic initiative, collaboratively organized by graduate students and faculty in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC. It includes an online project that is currently up and running and, in May 2010, will feature a two-day academic conference and an exhibition of works from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery collection.

Seminars will be held in Frederic Lasserre Building, Room 210, 6333 Memorial Rd:

Richard Leeman: Fri, Nov 20th, 5 pm

Ludovic Tournes: Tues, Nov 24th, 5 pm