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"Artists Sometimes Have Feelings;" or, Toward an Aesthetics of Reconciliation

  • Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy St Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

From the website of the Harvard Art Museums:

"Jesse Aron Green will speak on May 27th at 6pm—the eve of Harvard University's 364th Commencement—about his exhibition Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik at the Harvard Art Museums, on view from May 23 to August 9, 2015. 

Mr. Green will begin his remarks by revisiting the exhibition of Edgar Degas in 1911, the first granted by the Fogg Museum to a living artist. "Art is a not dead,” the museum’s director Edward Forbes said at the time, adding one significant drawback to the vitality of contemporary art: ”Artists sometimes have feelings." Mr. Green will expand upon Forbe’s comments in light of the history of the University, its relationship to art and artists, his own personal history and development, and his current artistic practice, which often attempts to reconcile historical forces with the affective conditions of contemporary life."

Video of the lecture and a slideshow of images both available here.

Earlier Event: May 23
Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik
Later Event: June 20
Let's Dance