Dr. Allan Antliff (Art History and Visual Studies, UVic)
Topic: Anti-Colonialism, Post-Industrialism and the Arts and Crafts
Thursday, November 26, 7pm /// Doors 6:30pm
Free & open to the public /// *** please note, seating is limited.
Dr. Allan Antliff will explore a little known facet of the Arts and Crafts: anti-colonial currents in Britain and India which called for humanity to renounce industrial capitalism and State power along with it. Allan began his appointment as Canada Research Chair at University of Victoria in 2003. He has taught courses on activism and art; anarchist aesthetics; Russian Constructivism; New York Dada and numerous topics on modernism and contemporary art. He is also Director of the Anarchist Archive at UVic, has authored three books, and is editor of Only a Beginning, an anthology of the anarchist movement in Canada. Active as a theorist and art historian, he has written on a wide range of topics including pedagogy; post-structuralism; new media; and aesthetics.