Art historian and professor Anna Chave's recent writing explores the trope of the “Pathetic Male,” “Embodiment, Victimization, and the Origins of Feminist Art,” and “Female Genitalia in Contemporary Art.” She has published widely on issues of identity, reception, and interpretation, mainly with regard to 20th century art. Chave's artist subjects range from early Picasso and O’Keeffe to Pollock, Hannah Wilke, and the Gee’s Bend quilters.
Anna Chave is Professor of Art History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and has also taught at Harvard and Yale universities. She is best known for her revisionist readings of Minimalism, including “Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power” (Arts, January 1990), “Minimalism and Biography” (Art Bulletin, March 2000), and “Revaluing Minimalism: Patronage, Aura, and Place” (Art Bulletin, September 2008). Chave has also authored monographs on Rothko and Brancusi (Yale University Press, 1991 and 1993). www.annachave.com
About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.
All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus.