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Author: Armin Medosch
To: spectre, NEW-MEDIA-CURATING, Bricolabs
Subject: [Bricolabs] 'New Tendencies' lecture at Goldsmiths, Thu Oct 6
dear all,

please feel welcome to join us for this free lecture on Thursday this
week at Goldsmiths in New Cross, London


Lecture Theatre, Ben Pimlott Building
6 Oct 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Writer, artist and curator Armin Medosch introduces his new book New
Tendencies Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 -
1978) published by MIT Press.

New Tendencies, a nonaligned modernist art movement, emerged in the
early 1960s in the former Yugoslavia, a nonaligned country. It
represented a new sensibility, rejecting both Abstract Expressionism
and socialist realism in an attempt to formulate an art adequate to
the age of advanced mass production.

In this book, Armin Medosch examines the development of New Tendencies
as a major international art movement in the context of social,
political, and technological history. Doing so, he traces concurrent
paradigm shifts: the change from Fordism (the political economy of
mass production and consumption) to the information society, and the
change from postwar modernism to dematerialized postmodern art

The lecture will be followed by discussion; copies of the book will be
available for sale


Thursday Club Website

Author's website

This event is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum London and the
Art Department of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.