The third session from New Media Society talk series will take place at Aaran Gallery with Staci Gem Scheiwiller. The title of the talk is “Teleologies of New Media: Digimodernism, Post-Postmodernism, and the Post Contemporary”
professor Scheiwiller is an assistant professor of Modern Art History at California State University, Stanislaus. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2009. Her field is Modern and Contemporary Art, and she also specializes in theories of postcolonialism and gender. Currently, she is focused on issues of modernity and modernism in Iran during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and finishing a manuscript on the constructions of gender and beauty in Qajar photography.
This presentation will be an exploration of the contemporary condition of art and culture in relation to New Media, as it will attempt to trace moments from the modern and postmodern to where we are now. As many theorists proclaim postmodernism is dead, we may now be living in an age described as “digimodernism,” cumbersomely as “post-postmodernist,” or more esoterically as “postcontemporay,” all accompanied by buzz words, such as “globalism” and “globalization.” So if technology is becoming the baseline of our cultural production in terms of New Media, then a teleology of art and art history may follow suit, begging the ultimate question: Where is all this technology leading to, especially in relation to art? What is the endgame, if there is one?
When: Saturday, June 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: AAran Art Gallery. Tehran.
No 12 dey street. North Kheradmand ave.
Tel +9821 88829086- 9