What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images
Thursday, October 19, 2006 / 7:00 pm
The new Fowler exhibition "Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives" highlights the Museum's commitment to examining how art works, in our society, throughout the world, and from past to present. Hear leading cultural theorist W. J. T. Mitchell offer his approach for understanding visual culture today. Drawing from his recent publication, What Do Pictures Want?, Mitchell investigates the visuals arts, cartoons (including the notorious Danish caricature), and film to uncover why images are often treated as if they were living organisms, capable of mutating into new forms, infecting the consciousness of those who view them, and feeling pain or inflicting it on their beholders.
Free, no reservations required.
[From the Fowler Museum e-newsletter.]