Bildwissenschaft & Visual Culture: IKK-Lecture Series 2013-14
Whitney Davis Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen 18. October
The Department of Art and Cultural Studies (IKK) / HUM Campus, Copenhagen
Auditorium 23.0.50, Friday, 15-17.00
On October 18th, Prof. Dr. Whitney Davis, Berkeley, will hold the lecture entitled
“IMAGES AND PREHISTORIES (IN VISUAL CULTURE AND BILDWISSENSCHAFT)”.
The lecture considers features of prehistoric depiction which have long attracted commentary: scholars have tried to understand not only the highly "animated" and "immersive" nature of the pictorial compositions in context (sometimes seen as a prehistoric kind of "trompe l'oeil") but also striking features of repetition, re-marking, and superimposition. These and other questions about Paleolithic depiction will be considered in light of general approaches to image making that have been developed in visual-culture studies and Bildwissenschaft. It will be argued that some Paleolithic pictures were both "inside" and "outside" visual culture and that this was their point and purpose.
After the public talk the speaker will be available for questions and discussion, followed by a reception.
About the lecturer:
Whitney Davis is the author of several books including: Replications: Archaeology, Art History, Psychoanalysis (1996); Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond (Columbia, 2010); and A General Theory of Visual Culture (Princeton, 2010), which received the Monograph Prize of the American Society for Aesthetics and the Susanne K. Langer
Award of the Media Ecology Association.
The remaining scheduled lectures of the series in 2013 include: Susanne Regener (1. November 2013) and Horst Bredekamp (15 November 2013).
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