The Origin of the Work of Art
Details: Presented with No Reading After the Internet, Toronto-based writer/academic Kevin Temple and artist/curator Michael Maranda invite a collective reading of Martin Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art” in the context of Object Oriented Ontology and Gertrude Stein’s Objects Lie on a Table. In “The Origin of the Work of Art,” Heidegger confronts the history of aesthetics for uncritically accepting the distinction between subjects and the objects of art. Heidegger, by contrast, locates aesthetic experience beneath the threshold of the subject/object distinction to uncover the ontology of the work of art.
No Reading After the Internet is a salon series dealing with cultural texts, which are read aloud by participants. The particular urgency of the project is in reforming publics and experimenting with the act of reading, as its own media form, in our moment.
Kevin Temple is a writer and critic. He is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research, New York.
Michael Maranda is a Toronto-based artist and assistant curator at the AGYU.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, curated by Emelie Chhangur and on view until April 30 at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
When: Sat. April 30, 2016, 2 pm
Where: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House
For more information go to www.jmbgallery.ca/ExObjects