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Art & Art History

Voices: Maud Lavin

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Maud Lavin has published essays and writing on a wide range of subjects, including Hannah H ch s Weimar-era photocollages; the role of graphic design in shaping the public sphere particularly democracy and social issues; and being middle-aged. This lecture, a discussion of women s need for aggression along with the effects of its manifestation and representation, is part of the ongoing work on her Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press publication, Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women. In describing the project, Lavin suggests that the subject of female aggression is a way to open a discourse on numerous delicious, fascinating, crucial, powerful, lustful issues.

Lavin is the Chair of Visual Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a PhD in Art History from City University of New York, as well as an MA from University of Pennsylvania. Lavin has received many awards for her writing, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship.</