Mediatic Networks in Postwar Paris: Art, Sound, Film in Motion

In conjunction with the exhibition Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970

Moderated by Estrellita B. Brodsky and Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor of Art History, NYU, This interdisciplinary symposium will explore avant-garde experimentation in the fields of music, cinema, and the visual arts during the tumultuous 1950s and ’60s in Paris. Speakers will analyze how new approaches to serial music, optics, and phenomenology informed Jesús Soto’s artistic practice and sparked new concepts of postwar Kinetic art and related practices.

Speakers include Agnes Berecz, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute; Jonathan Dawe, composer and Graduate Studies faculty, The Juilliard School; Nicolas Guagnini, Lecturer, Barnard College; Serge Guilbaut, Professor of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia; Tom McDonough, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, Binghamton University; and Andrew V. Uroskie, Assistant Professor of Late Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography, and the Moving Image, Stony Brook University.

Supported by the Fundación Cisneros. Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Department of Art History. With thanks to NYU Campus Media and NYU-TV for their assistance.

Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. Information:, 212/998-6780.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970, on view at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, January 10–March 31, 2012.

Image: Jesús Soto, Bicho (Creature), 1959. Paint on wire and wood, 22 7/8 x 38 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. Collection Maria Graciela and Luis Alfonso Oberto. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Starts 3/23/12 2:00 pm
Ends 3/23/12 6:00 pm
Participants Estrellita B. Brodsky, Julia Robinson, Agnes Berecz, Jonathan Dawe, Nicolas Guagnini, Serge Guilbaut, Tom McDonough, Andrew V. Uroskie
Location Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East


Program Types: Panel