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Symposium: 'Retracing America: Modernism after Paul Strand'

Publication date: Jan 23, 2013 10:01:39 AM

Start: Mar 8, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 9, 2013 6:30:00 PM

Location: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, and organised by UCL-Institute of the Americas affiliate Dr Stephanie Schwartz (UCL History of Art), Retracing America: Modernism After Paul Strand invites ten scholars of American modernism and mass media to reconsider the work and legacy of Paul Strand.

The event will begin on March 8 with a screening of Native Land at the Birkbeck Cinema (41 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD). Directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand, Native Land, which was first screened in 1942, depicts the struggle of trade unions against union-busting corporations, their spies and contractors. The full day symposium on March 9 will take place at the UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theater. For further information please contact Dr Schwartz.

Attendance is free but registration is required.