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Saturday, October 15 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Art of Experience

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This session features three takes on the artistic expression of experience. Sarah Lewis, who guest curated an amazing special issue of Aperture magazine entitled Vision & Justice, explores black experience as depicted by black photographers in arresting images that capture both injustice and humanity. Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, edited by Caroline Jones and Rebecca Uchill, offers a reading experience like no other: a heat-sensitive cover by Olafur Eliasson, endpapers that contain human pheromones, colorful margins and edges. The physical book produces experience while functioning as a container of ideas around cultural and sensory realms of experience. Artist Clifford Ross works to reconcile realism (he invented a super-high-resolution camera) and abstraction in his representations of nature. His books, Seen & Imagined and Hurricane Waves, offer augmented reality and virtual reality experiences through a free downloadable app. A highly visual session covering a spectacular range of experience will be hosted by art historian Robert Wiesenberger.


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Robert Wiesenberger

Robert Wiesenberger is a doctoral candidate in the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia University focused on twentieth-century art, architecture, and design. He is also a critic at the Yale School of Art, where he teaches an MFA seminar on the history and theory... Read More →

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Caroline A. Jones

Caroline A. Jones is a scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker, and professor of art history in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art program at MIT, with a focus on modern and contemporary art and its technological modes of production, distribution, and reception... Read More →
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Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis is a curator, teacher, critic, art historian, and author of The Rise, a celebration of creativity and success through failure. She has held curatorial positions at Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art New York, served as a curatorial advisor for Brooklyn’s Barclays... Read More →
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Clifford Ross

Clifford Ross is a multimedia artist who began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale University in 1974. In the mid-1990s, Ross became interested in photography, beginning his well-known Hurricane series and pioneering breakthrough techniques. In 2002, Ross... Read More →
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Rebecca Uchill

Rebecca Uchill is an activist and writer who has worked as an independent curator and curatorial consultant for institutions including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Mass MoCA. Cofounder and codirector of Experience Economies, her academic... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
Trinity Forum