Nell Andrew is Invited Speaker at Blaffer Art Museum Conference

Associate Professor of Art History Nell Andrew was an invited speaker at the Blaffer Art Museum's Watch Out for Painting Conference last week in Houston. Dr. Andrew’s talk, Moving Modernism from Dance to Painting and Back, posed questions about a crisis in the medium of painting leading up to abstraction’s so-called “invention.”

Watch Out for Painting was a two-day international conference held March 10 and 11, 2017 at the University of Houston's Art Museum that explored a constellation of problems around the definition and the status of painting today — a medium, a technique, a genre, a procedure, or an institution? At a time when the material and conceptual borders of painting have become permeable to other media and discourses to the extent that its very definition is in crisis, the conference aimed to question how we think about painting and to examine different critical strategies and trace alternative genealogies that challenge our current narratives about the concept of painting.

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