Andrei Codrescu is one of our most noted poets and public intellectuals. His talk will demonstrate, in his words, "the deeper unmentionables of dada activism through synesthetic art jiu jitsu." Born in Sibiu, Romania, Codrescu explores politics and society as a poet, novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Widely known as a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, he returned to his native Romania in 1989 to cover the collapse of the dictatorship for NPR and ABC News. He has written over forty books, including The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (Princeton University Press, 2009), and is a winner of the Peabody Award and the Ovidius Prize.
Image Credit: Detail, Andrei Codrescu lying on the guest-bed of an art collector under a portrait of Mao by Andy Warhol.
About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public.
VAS SOCIAL HOUR
Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings prior to each VAS lecture.
SFAI Café | 6-7 PM