Workshop with Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
"The Social Lives of Art Objects"
Thursday, October 24, 2019
212 University Club
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...
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