Lisa Saltzman is professor of history of art at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern and contemporary art and theory. Saltzman received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1994. She has received fellowships from the DAAD, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, the Clark Art Institute, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Saltzman is the author of "Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz" (1999) and "Making Memory Matter: Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art" (2006). She is also the co-editor, with Eric Rosenberg, of "Trauma and Visuality in Modernity" (2006). Drawing on materials from her new book, "Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects," forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press, Saltzman will talk about the aesthetics and ethics of contemporary art photography. Among the artists she will discuss are Jeff Wall, James Casebere, Thomas Demand, Gregory Crewdson and An-My Lê.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public.