Thursday, April 17 at 5pm
Classroom 1, Allen Art Building
“Voice Amplified/Voice Interrupted: The Use of Punctuation Signs in Soviet Posters”
Art Historian Masha Kowell of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, traces the syntactic, semantic, and graphic evolution of punctuation signs deployed in Soviet propaganda posters. She links their usage to shifts in Soviet censorship and artists’ resistance or complicity with it.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Russian Department and the Clowes Lecture Fund, and the departments of History and Sociology.