Nancy Perloff

This Podcast was recorded at Little Sparta on 15 July 2017. It is introduced by Professor Andrew Patrizio and features an interview with Nancy Perloff.

Dr. Nancy Perloff is Curator, Modern & Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute (GRI). Trained as a musicologist and as an art historian, she pursues scholarship on the Russian avant-garde, European modernism, and the relationship between music and the visual arts. Her exhibitions at the GRI include Monuments of the Future: Designs by El Lissitzky (1998–99); Sea Tails: A Video Collaboration (2004); Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917 (2008–9); and she led the curatorial team for World War I: War of Images, Images of War (2014). Ian Hamilton Finlay: Little Fields, Long Horizons speaker biographies 5 Perloff is the author of Art and the Everyday: Popular Entertainment and the Circle of Erik Satie (Oxford, 1991) and coeditor, with Brian M. Reed, of Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow (Getty, 2003). She has written and lectured widely on avant-garde composers such as John Cage and David Tudor. Her new book, Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art, was published by Getty Publications in January 2017. Her exhibition, Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space, is on view at the GRI from March 28 – July 30, 2017.