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August 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Nathan Timpano


August 30, 2017
8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Constructing the Viennese Modern Body takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question: How and to what end was the human body discussed, portrayed, and utilized as an aesthetic metaphor in turn-of- the-century Vienna? By scrutinizing theatrically “hysterical” performances, avant-garde puppet plays, and images created by Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele and others, Nathan J. Timpano discusses how Viennese artists favored the pathological or puppet-like body as their contribution to European modernism.

About the Author:

Nathan Timpano is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the history and historiography of modern art and visual culture in Europe and the Americas, with a specialty in German and Austrian modernism. He was the 2009-2010 Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, where his research focused on the photographic works of the German-American artist Lyonel Feininger. He has additionally held professional positions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Among his various
awards, Professor Timpano was a Getty Research Institute Summer Fellow (2015), a Faculty Research Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at UM (2013-2014), a Rifkind Center Scholar-in- Residence at LACMA (2013), a Fulbright Fellow to Vienna, Austria (2007-2008), and a DAAD Scholar to Munich, Germany (2007). His exhibition Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, which opened in June 2013 at the Lowe Art Museum, is currently on loan to various US art museums until 2018.