How to Survice Civilization, or What I Have Learned from Dada

March 4, 2010

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Hal Foster

"Petrified social conditions must be made to dance again by singing them their own song," the young Karl Marx once wrote. Hal Foster, Princeton University, looks at modernist art with an eye to this old imperative and a focus on the mimetic excess one finds in Dada and its progeny.

 

Recorded Thursday, March 04, 2010 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.