Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

W.J.T. Mitchell Lecture this Thursday

From Prof. Bonnie Cheng:

This year’s Jesse Floyd Mack lecturer is W. J. T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago and editor of Critical Inquiry. Professor Mitchell’s work is primarily focused on the interplay of vision and language in art, literature, and media. The subjects of his articles range from general problems in the theory of representation to specific issues in cultural politics and political culture. Among his most recent prize-winning books are Picture Theory (Chicago, 1994), The Last Dinosaur Book (Chicago, 1998), and What Do Pictures Want? (Chicago, 2005), which was awarded the MLA’s 2006 James Russell Lowell Prize in Language and Literature. He is currently working  on two projects, Medium Theory, Cloning Terror: The War of Images, September 11 to Abu Ghraib, and Critical Terms in Media Studies (with Mark Hansen). His lecture, “The Future of the Image,” will take place on Thursday, February 12 at 4:30 in Craig Auditorium.

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Oberlin Senior featured in A.I.R. Biennial

Senior art major Cara Turett was selected to be one of the artists featured at A.I.R. (Artists In Residency) gallery in Brooklyn this spring. Cara’s piece will be on display from March 4 until the 29 as part of A.I.R.’s 8th Biennial exhibition, and was selected by independent curator Lilly Wei out of a pool of more than 400 other artists. A.I.R. claims to be “the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the United States,” and has been open since 1972.

For the biennial exhibition, Cara’s piece November will be on display. If you came to the Senior Studio halftime show this past December, you will probably remember it. If you missed seeing it in Oberlin, all the more reason to go out and see it in New York. For those of you who are in New York, the show’s opening reception will be Thursday March 5 from 6 until 8 PM.


(detail from November courtesy the artist)

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