Thursday 13 October 4.30pm
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Unlike politics and writing, art can hold in suspension different, even conflicting ideas, feelings and histories, without forcing us to choose between them. This capacity for incommensurability allows for experiences not socially recognised - as yet not named. Siegel presents a paper arguing that the most exciting form this takes today is painting, in which abstraction and representation intersect and interfere with each other, continuing the secret and long history of modern painting, obscured by decades of ideologically rigid art criticism.
- Katy Siegel (Edior in Chief, Art Journal, Contributing Editor, Artforum and Professor of Art History, Hunter College, New York)