Maria Gough: Drawing for World Revolution

Art Institute of Chicago

Maria Gough: Drawing for World Revolution

Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

On Friday, December 15, Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer Jr., Professor of Modern Art of Harvard University, will present a lecture on her current work "Drawing for World Revolution" as part of the “Modern/Contemporary Materialities” lecture and scholars’ workshop series at the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Maria Gough's book on the Constructivist debates of the 1920s, The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution, was published by the University of California Press in 2005. She is currently completing two book manuscripts:  The first is on the drawings of Gustavs Klucis (How to Make A Revolutionary Object, Inventory Press), for the publication of which she received a 2017 Graham Foundation Grant.  The other manuscript concerns the photographic practices of foreign travelers in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, and is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. From 2015-17 Gough was a scholarly consultant in the preparation of the Art Institute of Chicago’s centenary exhibition, Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test, and also contributed two essays to its accompanying catalogue edited by Matthew Witkovsky and Devin Fore.

This program is generously supported by the Stockman Family Foundation and co-organized by the Departments of Conservation and Science and Academic Engagement and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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