Visiting Assistant Professor Gregory Tentler will give a public lecture, The Homonymic Chaos of the Jacobin Readymade: David Hammons's Spade with Chains. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 5 PM in room 200, Riley Hall of Art.
Gregory Tentler is a historian of modern and contemporary art history. His research focuses on the postwar continental vanguard, conceptualism and their legacies in the present. His current book project examines the divergent trends and strategies in Conceptual Art in Southern Europe and the United States centered on a series of case studies of artists such as Piero Manzoni, Grup de Treball, and David Hammons. He has received grants from University of Pennsylvania and the American Academy in Rome in support of work. His essays have appeared in edited volumes and publications such as Gender and Sexuality and California Italian Studies.
Courses include: Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Revolution to Realism, Asian Art, American Art, History of Photography, Activist Art, Survey II: 1400-Present, and Methods of the History of Art. Specialized seminars have covered topics such as: Surrealism, Feminist Art, Conceptual Art, Contemporary Theory and Practice, Digital and Filmic Media, Race and Gender in Contemporary Art, Postcolonialism, and Global Art.
Before joining the AAHD department at Notre Dame, he taught at a variety of institutions including Alfred University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Pennsylvania.