Rory O’Dea on Robert Smithson
Rory O’Dea examines the influence of fantasy and science fiction in Robert Smithson’s work in an effort to see this canonical artist in a strange new light.
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2 pm
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Free with museum admission. No reservations required.
Rory O’Dea is an art historian and freelance writer who has written widely on Robert Smithson. He is currently working on a study of Smithson’s work in connection with science-fiction literature, and he recently contributed an essay on the topic to the exhibition catalogue Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (Bowdoin College Art Museum and MIT Press, forthcoming 2015). He is also authoring a narrative chronology of Louise Bourgeois for a forthcoming publication of the artist’s work. He has taught at the MFA program at the Yale University School of Art and currently teaches at Parsons The New School for Design. He holds a PhD in art history from New York University. He lives in Brooklyn.