History of Art and Architecture

Squatting Art: Communicative Politics for the Commons"

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

203 Frick Fine Arts 
Pr. Allan Antliff

Please join us next week for a lecture by Professor Allan Antliff, Canada Research Chair in Art History at the University of Victoria.  Professor Antliff’s research and teaching explore the relationship between art, anarchism, and activism in the 20th and 21st centuries.  His many publications include the books Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde (2001); and Art and Anarchy: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall (2007).  He co-edits the Alternative Press Review, serves as art editor for Anarchist Studies, and directs the Anarchist Archive at the University of Victoria.

Professor Antliff’s talk, titled "Squatting Art: Communicative Politics for the Commons" is based on a chapter from his current book in progress: The Aesthetics of Tension: Anarchist Currents in Contemporary Art.

This talk is sponsored by the Departments of History of Art and Architecture and Sociology.