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Media + Modernity: Peggy Phelan

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Program in Media + Modernity presents a lecture supported by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council: "Contact Warhol: Photography Without End"
Peggy Phelan (Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts, Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University)
Thursday, October 25th
5:00pm, Betts Auditorium

Phelan, along with her co-curator, Professor Richard Meyer, has spent the last three years examining the previously unseen archive of Warhol contact sheets acquired by Stanford in 2014. Composed of over 130000 individual frames, the archive raises very important issues about media, latency, and issues of temporality in the history of art. The talk highlights some of the most salient and profound implications of this research for Warhol studies, and for photography, archives, and art history generally.

Peggy Phelan is The Denning Family Chair and Director of the Stanford Arts Institute. She also holds the Ann O'Day Maples Professorship in the Arts and is a faculty member in the departments of English and Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford. She writes frequently about performance theory and contemporary art.