[Msa-discuss] SHOCK AND AWE: THE TROUBLING LEGACY OF THE FUTURIST CULT OF WAR, Nov. 11, NYC

Ernest Ialongo eialongo at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 5 08:33:17 EST 2009


SHOCK AND AWE: THE TROUBLING LEGACY OF THE FUTURIST CULT OF WAR

THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE, HUNTER COLLEGE (E 68th Street, Between Park Ave and Lexington 
Ave)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the occasion of Performa 09, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 
launch of Futurism, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter
College, the Hunter College Department of Art, and PERFORMA present:

Shock and Awe: The Troubling Legacy of the Futurist Cult of War

One hundred years ago, F.T. Marinetti founded the Futurist movement--one of the most 
innovative and influential avant-gardes of the twentieth century. On the occasion of the 
centenary of Futurism, this symposium addresses the uneasy, if powerful, alliance of art 
and
politics. Experts from across the Humanities and Social Sciences ask the questions: how 
and why was modernism used to legitimize and celebrate modern warfare, especially 
dominance from the air. This symposium is a must for those interested in the use of 
aesthetics and visual representation in the shaping of public opinion.

Shock and Awe: The Futurist Vision of the Air
Emily Braun, Professor of the History of Art, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, 
CUNY

Postal Bombs: Futurist Propaganda by Air
Lynda Klich, Professor of the History of Art, Hunter College, CUNY

The Futurist Cult of Speed vs. Women's Time and Space
Lucia Re, Professor of Italian and Women's Studies, UCLA

On the Military History of Art: Douhet, Marinetti, and "The Command of the Air"
David Lewis, the Graduate Center, CUNY

The Photo in Pieces: Aviation and Photomontage in Bruno Munari
Maria Antonella Pelizzari, Associate Professor of Art History, Hunter College, CUNY

Marinetti's Bombshell
Ernest Ialongo, Professor of History, Hostos College, CUNY

Roberto Rossellini's Un Pilota Ritorna: Reflections on the
Futurist/Fascist Cult of War
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of  Italian Studies and History, NYU

The Venice Biennale at War
Laura Beiles, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art

Wounds of War: The Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Robert Lumley, Professor of Italian Cultural History, University College London

A Brief History of Strategic Bombing
Elihu Rose, Adjunct Associate Professor of History NYU

RSVP: Please call 212-772-4007 or email spevents at hunter.cuny.edu

 
"Ma la vita a New York e estremamente dispendiosa ed ardua. Occorrono nervi d'acciaio, dosi di pazienza all'infinito e MOLTI DOLLARI." 

Fortunato Depero in New York to F.T. Marinetti, 31 October 1929.
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