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Noticing Women in Elite Sports: Research and Process in the Bikini Mosaics - March 25
Artist Angela Lorenz will discuss her work "Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls," which will be on display at the Sterling Memorial Library and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library from the last week of March through June. The Arts Library has been collecting Lorenz’s works in book format for over twenty years and holds more than 30 examples of her artists books, which often use humor and word play to address social issues.
In Victorious Secret, Lorenz addresses gender inequality through the lens of art history, discussing how elite Olympic athletes portrayed in mosaics circa 300 AD were in modern times first identified as "dancing bikini girls."
Scopa Talk: Noticing Women in Elite Sports: Research and Process in the Bikini Mosaics Wednesday, March 25, 2015 3:00 p.m. Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall