Elena Boeck, "Re-Claiming The Original 'Degenerate Art': Disability, Alterity and Byzantine Studies."
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Chazen Auditorium, Chazen Museum of Art
Public lecture by Prof. Elena Boeck (Art History, de Paul University). The infamous label of ‘degenerate art’ was not conceived in Nazi Germany of the 1930s. A full century earlier such terminology was regularly applied to Byzantine Art in western European stylological scholarship. The art historical field is still shaped by perceptions of the Orthodox world as yet another Other. This lecture analyses the narrative trajectories of Byzantine and ‘Post-Byzantine’ art.