Presented by Jelena Bogdanović, associate professor of history of art and architecture, Vanderbilt University

Join Jelena Bogdanović for this gallery talk to learn more about three light-based works by Mary Corse, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler in Light, Space Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Participants will experience these “light chambers” and discuss the artists’ diverse techniques that engage with light as an artistic and spiritual medium. We will also question how we interact with and within these experiential works as viewers.

Jelena Bogdanović is the associate professor of architectural history and theory at Vanderbilt University. She received her engineering degree in architecture from the University of Belgrade, Serbia; an MA in art history from Vanderbilt University; and an MA and PhD in art and archaeology from Princeton University. Dr. Bogdanović’s research areas include architectural history and theory; the meaning and form of architecture; the relationships between architecture and visual arts; the relationships between the human body and sacred space; and the integration of aesthetics, anthropology, geography, and spirituality across cultures. She specializes in Byzantine, Slavic, Western European, and Islamic architecture, emphasizing cross-cultural and religious themes of architecture in the Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

Dr. Bogdanović’s authored and edited books include The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church (2017), Icons of Space: Advances in Hierotopy (2021), Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium (2018, 2020), Space of the Icon: Iconography and Hierotopy (2019, with Michele Bacci and Vladimir Sedov), Political Landscapes of Capital Cities (2016, with Jessica Christie and Eulogio Guzmán), and On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918–1941) (2014, with Lilien Robinson and Igor Marjanović). 

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