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Workshop with Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

"The Social Lives of Art Objects"

Event Details

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12-1 p.m.
In recent years art historians have paid renewed attention to dimensions of the life of art objects beyond the moment of their creation. In a book interrogatively entitled What Do Pictures Want? (2005), WJT Mitchell suggested that depictions have ‘lives’ and that these lives are only partly controlled by those who create art objects – artists or patrons. We humans may create images; but, once created, objects exist in the social world independently of their creators...
*Free, but please RSVP to if you plan to attend.