Tom McDonough to speak at NYU

Soto, La tâche blanche (The White Mark), 1960, paint and putty on wire and Masonite. Collection Hélène Soto.

In conjunction with the exhibition Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970 at the Grey Gallery, Associate Professor and Chair Tom McDonough will participate in a symposium at New York University titled “Mediatic Networks in Postwar Paris: Art, Sound, and Film in Motion,” to be held on March 23 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

This interdisciplinary symposium will explore avant-garde experimentation in the fields of music, cinema, and the visual arts during the tumultuous 1950s and ’60s in Paris. Speakers will analyze how new approaches to serial music, optics, and phenomenology informed Jesús Soto’s artistic practice and sparked new concepts of postwar Kinetic art and related practices. Speakers include Agnes Berecz, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute; Jonathan Dawe, composer and Graduate Studies faculty, The Juilliard School; Nicolas Guagnini, Lecturer, Barnard College; Serge Guilbaut, Professor of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia; Tom McDonough, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, Binghamton University; and Andrew V. Uroskie, Assistant Professor of Late Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, and the Moving Image, Stony Brook University. Moderated by Estrellita B. Brodsky and Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor of Art History, NYU.

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