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Jesse Aron Green, still from Ärzliche Zimmergymnastik, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund  © Jesse Aron Green
Jesse Aron Green, still from Ärzliche Zimmergymnastik, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund © Jesse Aron Green

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Jesse Aron Green, The Future of My Nervous Illness, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund  © Jesse Aron Green
Jesse Aron Green, The Future of My Nervous Illness, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise Haskell Daly Fund © Jesse Aron Green

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Jesse Aron Green, Swinging of the Arms Backward and Forward, from the series Illustration and Deception of the Medico-Gymnastic Exercises, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund  © Jesse Aron Green
Jesse Aron Green, Swinging of the Arms Backward and Forward, from the series Illustration and Deception of the Medico-Gymnastic Exercises, 2008. Courtesy Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund © Jesse Aron Green
Talk
Oct 5, 2017 - 5:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

Transmission: Jesse Aron Green & the History About to Happen

Join us for a scholar lecture by Michael Jay McClure, associate professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. 

In Jesse Aron Green’s video installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik, (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008), a group of sixteen men congress to perform the supposedly improving nineteenth-century exercises of the notorious Saxon physician Daniel Gottlob Möritz Schreber. As the recreation of a historic form of exercise, then, one of the work’s obvious subjects is history and its transmission. Accordingly, this lecture will consider what it means to re-broadcast and re-perform historical forms and will explore how such recreations may not serve to recover some imagined past, but may, instead, speak to the present situation of their broadcast. Ultimately, the lecture will attempt to diagram, through Green’s piece, a kind of history that is fractious and mutable, to be sure, but will also outline a history that might continue to happen, even yet, in unknowable futures. 

About Michael Jay McClure

Michael Jay McClure is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and specializes in contemporary art and theory.

His writing has appeared in Discourse, Art Journal, Performance Research, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, among other venues, and he recently contributed to the catalogue for the major exhibition "Warhol’s Nature."

He was written on everyone from Barnett Newman to Matthew Barney and Trisha Donnelly, and is completing the manuscript Proposition: Contemporary Art in the Instructional Mode.

Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, and Krannert Art Museum

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Tameka Norris, Jerusha and Zerish from the Contrapposto series, 2013. Installation at Krannert Art Museum in Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), 2017.
Tameka Norris, Jerusha and Zerish from the Contrapposto series, 2013. Installation at Krannert Art Museum in Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future), 2017.
Talk
Sep 22, 2017 - 1 pm
Main Level, West Gallery

Gallery Conversation with faculty and exhibition curator Kristin Romberg, assistant professor of Art History, about the artwork and themes presented in the exhibition Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future).

Participating in this gallery conversation are:

Jaleh Mansoor, associate professor of art history, University of British Columbia

Tameka Norris, contributing artist and assistant professor of art, University of Iowa

Kristin Romberg, guest curator of the exhibition and assistant professor of art history, University of Illinois

Terri Weissman, associate professor of art history, University of Illinois

Sponsored in part by the 1917: Ten Days that Shook the World / 2017: Ten Days that Shake the Campus Initiative; Center for Advanced Study; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Center for Global Studies; and Krannert Art Museum. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.