Nomadic Resident Hal Foster presents
a free public talk at OCAD:
"How To Survive Civilization, Or What Dada Can Still Teach Us"
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca
OCAD is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed author
Hal Foster as the next resident of its Nomadic Residents
program, generously supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family
Foundation. Foster will be in residence at OCAD from
November 2 to 6, and will deliver a free public talk on Tuesday,
November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Widely considered one of postmodernismâ€™s founding theorists,
Foster has participated urgently in the critical and historical
investigation of avant-garde art for almost thirty years,
producing a body of writing that has informed the practices of
many contemporary artists. He draws from a wide range of
intellectual traditions to illuminate the continuities and ruptures
in the avant-gardeâ€™s critiques of art and society, exposing its
underlying historical and institutional frameworks while
assessing its continuing relevance.
Foster is the Townsend Martin 1917 Professor and Chair, Art &
Archaeology, at Princeton University, where he teaches
modernist and contemporary art and theory and the graduate
proseminar in methodology. In addition, he works with the
programs of Media and Modernity and European Cultural
Studies as well as with the School of Architecture. His
publications include The Anti-Aesthetic (1983), Pop Art (2005),
Art Since 1900 (2005), Prosthetic Gods (2004) and Design and
Crime (2002). A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Foster
is an editor for October, and continues to write regularly for
Artforum, London Review of Books, The Nation, and The New
All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available;
guests are advised to arrive early.