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Snapshots from Robert Storr's lecture at AUP last night

Richter-cage Thanks to everyone who attended the lecture last night at the American University of Paris. Our Vingt meet-up drew a good group of people eager to hear Robert Storr and they weren't disappointed.

Storr, who is arguably one of the seminal art critics, curators and thinkers of the past 50 years, spoke about John Cage's influence over the great American painters of the 20th century. 

In a time when many (though not all) artists were struggling with the transition from modernism to post-modernism, Storr points out Cage's ability to let go of formal structures and explore other methods of expression.

He draws connections to Gerhard Richter, Philip Guston and Ellsworth Kelley, where Cage is a clear influence as seen in the play of random color blocking and chance process.
Storr was ready to go deeper into the subject, and his enthusiasm was contagious. But with a humid heat in the air and a champagne reception in the wings, it didn't take much to move everyone out of the lecture hall and into the reception room. 

Thanks to the American University of Paris and all of the people who attended!

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I'm sure it was a great evening! Looking forward to more news on others like it!



Thank you for your kind remarks about the Robert Storr lecture. Just for the record, a correction: This event was organized by the Arts Arena and was the inaugural Yale Arts Arena Lecture, the first in an annual series.

We were delighted to have people from Vingt, and look forward to seeing you at future Arts Arena events.
Margery Arent Safir
Director, The Arts Arena

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