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University of Oregon Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture-Jan Verwoert, “Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices”

University of Oregon- Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Jan Verwoert, “Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices”
Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. “The model of one person passing judgment on others has become ridiculous,” he says. “Art, life, politics—we’re in it together after all, even and especially now that societies are forcefully split. What does it take for a voice to articulate intuitions and observations in a manner that allows for very different people to relate to a public thinking process? Urban satire can do it. Is this because laughing at the state of the world awakens a sense of grotesque, yet fateful connectedness?”

This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design.