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“Tricks of the Light”

Jonathan Crary, Columbia

November 15, 2023 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Room N107, School of Architecture

Program in Media and Modernity

Graduate Program in Media + Modernity | Princeton University

Jonathan Crary
“Tricks of the LIght”
[Response: Hal Foster]
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @5pm ET
N107 (School of Architecture)

:: Please note that this event will take place on Wednesday, instead of Tuesday ::

Jonathan Crary, internationally known for his groundbreaking and widely admired studies of modern Western visual culture, will discuss his recent book, Tricks of the Light: Essays on Art and Spectacle (Zone Books, 2023), a compelling selection of Crary’s responses to modern and contemporary art and to the transformations of twentieth-century media systems and urban/technological environments. Tricks of the Light explores the work of painters, performance artists, writers, architects, photographers, and filmmakers, while it is enhanced by several expansive essays on the historically unstable status of television, assessing its many-sided role in the reshaping of subjectivity, temporality, and the operation of power.

Jonathan Crary is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University. His books include Techniques of the Observer (MIT Press, 1992), Suspensions of Perception (MIT Press, 2001), 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (Verso, 2013), and Scorched Earth (Verso, 2022).

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. His publications include Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataile, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg (Princeton University Press, 2020), What Comes After Farce? Art and Criticism at a Time of Debacle (Verso, 2020), and Conversations about Sculpture, with Richard Serra (Yale University Press, 2018).

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