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Art & Art History

Voices: Maud Lavin

Maud Lavin.

Monday, April 06, 1998–Tuesday, April 07, 1998
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Maud Lavin is a non-fiction writer and cultural historian. In 1996 she wrote for the cyberdrama The Couch, which tells the story of eight New Yorkers in therapy, dealing with identity issues and questions of persona raised in sessions in person and on the internet. The identities formed on The Couch were also influenced by the site’s interactive forum and discussion in the print media and on the internet. Her published books include Montage and Modern Life, 1919 42 Under Contract, Women and MoneyClean, New World: The Politics of Graphic Design from John Heartfield to the Internet. She has received awards for her writing, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Lavin received a BA in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University, an MA in art history from University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in art history from City University of New York Graduate Center.