James Meyer: Big Ideas




Curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and Professor of History of Art James Meyer presents ‘Children of the Sixties.’ The talk addresses the compulsion of artists and writers born during the long Sixties (1955-1979) to revisit the political and cultural milieu of their earliest recollections. More broadly, it explores the representation of recentness, a coming to terms with a past that is distant yet insistently near. “Sixties children” are haunted by the memory of a monumental time apparently more radical and avant-gardist than the present moment – a period they missed. Practices of return mark the paradigmatic character of the Sixties, yet herald the end of the Sixties as a central fixation of contemporary practice.

Duration 20 April 2013 - 20 April 2013
Times 3.30-5pm
Cost Tickets £8/6 concessions (£4 Members)
Venue Whitechapel Gallery
Address 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX, ,
Contact 020 7522 7888 / info@whitechapelgallery.org / www.whitechapelgallery.org

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