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Public Lecture by Tamar Garb on South African Art at UCC
On 20 April 2015, Professor Tamar Garb (University College London) delivered a public lecture entitled Retrotopia: Secretly I Will Love you More for History of Art.
The lecture juxtaposed the documentary photography of David Goldblatt, a fanciful video portrait by Andrew Putter, and a novel by the renowned Afrikaans writer Marlene van Niekerk, to imagine a past that never was and a future that is still being dreamt of.
Tamar Garb is Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art at UCL. She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA (Art) in 1978, before moving to the UK and completing a PhD at the Courtauld Institute, which was awarded in 1991. Her research interests have focused on questions of gender and sexuality, the woman artist and the body in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art, and she has published extensively in this field.