Pratt Institute’s History of Art and Design Department is proud to announce the first event in our HA & D Lecture Series, a presentation by the renowned art critic and historian, Hal Foster entitled Sculpture, Space, Tradition, Time. The event, open to the public, will be held at Memorial Hall on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM, with doors to open at 6:00 and a question and answer session to follow the lecture. We aim with this series to present to the Pratt community cutting edge thought and research in the field of art history and cultural studies. The series will host presentations each semester by artists and art historians who have had enormous impact on contemporary artistic thought and practice.
Hal Foster is a writer, critic, and a professor at Princeton University, teaching modernist and contemporary art, architecture, and theory. He focuses on the relation between art and philosophy in times of political crisis. He was a 2014-15 fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, founding editor of Zone Magazine and Books, recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts and Writing, and regularly contributes to Art Forum, October, and The London Review of Books.