Where Are We Going? Encounters with Gauguin in the Contemporary Pacific
September 13, 2019 | 7–8 pm |
$5 (Free for Members)
Dr. Caroline Vercoe, Senior Lecturer, Art History, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
In this lecture, the legacy of Gauguin’s life and art is reconsidered in relation to contemporary artists in the Pacific who explore and rework his now iconic representations. While much has been written about Gauguin’s life and work in Polynesia, surprisingly little attention has been paid to contemporary artistic responses from the region. Dr. Vercoe will locate Gauguin’s work and legacy within contemporary Pacific art and visual culture, with a particular focus on his paintings of Polynesian women.
Presented in partnership with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis.
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The Farrell Auditorium
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis,