"The Stories We Live In: Architecture, Literature, and Ideology": Lecture by Stefanie Sobelle

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Stefanie Sobelle

During the month of March, de Young Artist Fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth exhibit their triptypch of tapestries, The Conflicts, which explores and illustrates the fundamental themes of conflict in literature. Their final piece, created during their yearlong fellowship at the museum, addresses the theme of "Human vs Him/Herself" by focusing on how human evolution has been driven by a combination of cooperation and competition in the face of conflict. Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma focuses on a massive Tower of Babel and other iconic examples of architecture that present a historical timeline from the dawn of mankind to the present day, and into the uncertain future.

The Conflicts lecture series
presented with Bergarde Galleries and Magnolia Editions
Piazzoni Murals Room

Saturday, March 16, 2 pm
Nathaniel Corum
Architecture Archi-torture Agri-tecture

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Donald Farnsworth
From Digital to Woven Image: Making a Jacquard Tapestry

Saturday, March 30, 2 pm
Stefanie Sobelle
The Stories We Live In: Architecture, Literature, and Ideology

Stefanie Sobelle
Stefanie Sobelle received her PhD from Columbia University and her BA from Stanford University. She has taught at Gettysburg College, Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, Columbia, and Cooper Union. In addition to her teaching and scholarship, she has been a fiction editor at the Brooklyn Rail, and her book reviews have been published in Bookforum, the Financial Times, BOMB, Words Without Borders, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction, among other publications. Her research brings together literary and material history, focusing on the intersections of art, architecture, and literature in the late nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century culture. She is currently working on a book that employs concepts drawn from architectural thoery and practice to understand developments of the American novel throughout the twentieth century.

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Andrea Martin

de Young Artist Fellows are invited to create and present new works and works-in-progress at the museum and in the community, along with our collaborating partners. This event is presented with Bergarde Galleries and Magnolia Editions.

This project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation's Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Museums for America).