Brigid Doherty, “The Persistence of Kitsch”
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Since the nineteenth century, art historians and others writing about works of art in reproduction, and about kitsch in particular, have reckoned with questions concerning kitsch and memory. This lecture takes some of those writings (by Stendhal, Herman Grimm, Gustav Pazaurek, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and others) as a point of departure for a discussion of the work of Berlin-based contemporary artist Adrian Ghenie.
Brigid Doherty is Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of German and Art and Archaeology and an associated faculty member in the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Dr. Doherty’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of 20th-century art and literature, with special emphasis on relationships among the visual arts, literature, and aesthetic and psychoanalytic theories in German modernism.