AAHVS Visiting Speaker Series Talk: "Global Pop Art and the Cold War"
Prof. Curley will discuss the ways that global Pop art intertwined with the Cold War, particularly exploring how artists from around the world - from both sides of the conflict, as well as from non-aligned nations - engaged with common objects and mass media materials.
John J. Curley is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at Wake Forest University, where he teaches classes on modern and contemporary art history, as well as photographic history. He has published widely on American and European postwar art and photography. He is the author of A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the art of the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2013) and Global Art and the Cold War which is out in January (Laurence King).
Talk is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.