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FALL 2011 SEMINAR SERIES: Remo Guidieri

Friday, November 4, 2011, 5:30 - 5:30pm

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Fall 2011 Seminar Series

Remo Guidieri, Professor of Anthropology and Aesthetics, Nanterre University, Paris; Ecoles des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Co-founder of Res: Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics (Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass.)

The Subterraneans
Five comments on the prehistorical European cave-paintings

Tuesday 11 October
12noon  Room 315F
1. Install Scenery

Friday 14 October
5:30PM  Room 315F
2. Painting in the Dark

Friday 21 October
5:30PM  Room 315F
3. Geometry and Naturalism

Friday 4 November
5:30PM  Room 315F
4. Body’s Double
5. Poiesis and Mimesis


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