John Berger (1926 - ) is perhaps best known for his BBC program Ways of Seeing, which revolutionized art criticism by introducing feminist critique and drawing out the colonial and capitalist ideologies implicit in the Western art historical tradition and continues to hold important influence in art criticism to this day. In addition to his critical practice, Berger is also a painter, poet, and writer, whose 1972 book G. won the Booker Prize as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. At The Kitchen's 1980 panel series “Television, Society, and Art,” Berger discussed television as a mode of disseminating ideological standards, as well as television’s capacity for technological reproduction in relation to traditional art-production.

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