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‘The Cult of Venus’: Jean-Jacques Lebel and Alyce Mahon

EXCHANGE : A Series of Lectures Sponsored by the French Embassy
When Mar 02, 2012
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
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From the Venus of Willendorf to the clichés of pornography, from the nudes of Titian to Marcel Duchamp, woman as form and object of desire has permeated our visual culture. Her voluptuous form has followed the curves of history itself. In this lecture the French artist, activist, writer and curator Jean-Jacques Lebel is welcomed to Cambridge by Dr Alyce Mahon (Department of History of Art) to discuss the significance of Venus in the long history of art and for his own art practice, with a particular focus on his film-installation Les Avatars de Vénus (2007).


All welcome!