The Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professorship brings a distinguished scholar to the Institute of Fine Arts each year to teach a course and give a series of public lectures. IFA welcomes you to join visiting professor Briony Fer.
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The Institute is proud to welcome lecturer Briony Fer, scholar of art history. Fer has published extensively on 20th century and contemporary art. At the beginning of her career she was involved in producing the groundbreaking Modernity and Modernism textbooks, published jointly by the Open University and Yale University Press in 1993. She has since written on many contemporary artists, including Gabriel Orozco, Roni Horn, Vija Celmins, Ed Ruscha, Rachel Whiteread and David Batchelor. Much of her research has focused on the work of the American sculptor Eva Hesse, writing for the 2002 retrospective of the artist curated by Elisabeth Sussman at SFMOMA in 2002 and curating with Barry Rosen an exhibition of Hesse's studiowork and test-pieces at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in 2008.
Fer will be presenting "States of Abstraction", Abstraction's 'B' Side: Albers and Reinhardt. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. RSVP is required.