Viewpoint 2010 Lecture Series Announces Invitees Thomas Levin and Carrie Lambert-Beatty

Event: The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin will present a series of visits by leading curators, critics and scholars from the contemporary art world throughout the spring semester. VIEWPOINT 2010 aims to present various public programs, lectures and seminars alongside a series of student studio critiques by media theorist, cultural critic and curator Thomas Levin, and art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty. Admission to the lectures and seminars is free and open to the public.

When: Public lectures will be held 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays: Feb. 18, March 4 and April 8

Seminars will be held 3-5 p.m. on Fridays: Feb. 19, March 5 and April 9

Student Critiques will be held Saturdays: Feb. 20, March 6, April 10 (contact Sarah Canright)

Where: Art Building 23rd and San Jacinto Street, ART 1.102 (lectures) ART 3.206 (seminars). A map of campus is online.

Background: This is the 19th annual VIEWPOINT presented by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. VIEWPOINT 2010 is a series of concentrated visits by leading curators, critics and scholars who are involved in the diverse and multifaceted contemporary art world.

Thomas Levin most recently co-edited a volume of Walter Benjamin's media-theoretical writings, "The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media" (2008). He is an associate professor of German at Princeton University where he teaches media and cultural theory. His scholarship and research has appeared in October magazine, Parkett, The Yale Journal of Criticism, ARCH+, Cahiers du MNAM and Texte zur Kunst among many other publications. Levin has received fellowships from the Getty Research Institute and the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna.

Carrie Lambert-Beatty authored the book "Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s" (2008), which won the de la Torre Prize for scholarship on dance. She is an assistant professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her writing on performance art, postmodern dance and minimalism has been published in exhibition catalogs and in journals such as Trans, Art Journal, Signs and October magazine. She received a fellowship from the Getty Research Institute and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York City.