Art, Science, and the Paradox of Knowledge: Decolonizing the European Avant-Garde
GSA Distinguished Lecture 2021 by Professor Thomas O. Haakenson, California College of the Arts
In his GSA Distinguished Lecture 2021 ”Art, Science, and the Paradox of Knowledge: Decolonizing the European Avant-Garde” Thomas O. Haakenson frames an important rethinking of the relationship between art and science in Europe since the mid-nineteenth century. However, “Europe” is not a foundational site of discovery in this context, but rather a questionable and illusory point of departure.
Offering insights from new research as well as key case studies from his recently published book, Grotesque Visions: The Science of Berlin Dada, Haakenson outlines ways in which the supposedly European avant-garde originally served as the ground for rethinking key assumptions of Western knowledge production more broadly. In decolonizing the story of the “European” avant-garde in this way, Haakenson offers up provocative strategies for reenergizing the field of German Studies as well.
The lecture will be held in English; the discussion in English and German.
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Zeit & Ort
20.10.2021 | 18:00 s.t. - 21:00
Hybrid event via Webex