December 1, 2012
Panels 2015

FROM 12 – 6:30 P.M.

All panels meet at MFA Art Writing
132 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York City

All events are free and open to the public

SESSION 1: 12:00 TO 1:30 P.M.

Altered Perceptions
Panel Organizers and Respondents: Ann Collins and Isabelle Gillet

Presentations by

  • Madeline Schwartzman
  • Clement Valla
  • Suzanne Anker

As new technologies inspire a reinvention of creative practices, artists, writers and theorists must come to terms with how an emerging amalgamation of art with science changes the language we employ to describe new objects. Whether it is about heightening our awareness of sensations, capturing photographs of minor organisms or creating impossible yet familiar landscapes, our panel will examine how our perceptions are altered in the process of creating, experiencing and thinking about art.

SESSION 2: 2:30 TO 4:00 P.M.

Book as Object
Panel Organizers and Respondents: Zalfa Halabi and José Peña

Presentations by

  • Andrew Roth
  • Shannon Michael Cane
  • Matvei Yankelevich

The Book As Object panel revolves around the urgency of print in a highly digitized era. When material becomes numerically available, the book not only transfers information but becomes an object in its own respect, to be looked at, touched and inspected.

SESSION 3: 4:30 TO 6:30 P.M.

Reading Images
Panel Organizers and Respondents: Blessy Augustine and Will Fenstermaker

Presentations by

  • Joel Smith
  • Nicholas Muellner
  • Marisol Limon Martinez
  • Christian Patterson

In Reading Images, photographer Christian Patterson, artist and writer Nicholas Muellner, multi-disciplinary artist Marisol Limon Martinez, and Morgan Library curator Joel Smith will explore the complex relationship between text and image. Marisol Limon Martinez will discuss the visual foundations of her latest book, Via Dissimulata and 2005’s After You, Dearest Language, as well as the role of translation in her work. With his photobooks, Patterson will talk about how text in the form of captions and essays work outside of photographs, and how text in the form of appropriated documents and notes work within the image itself. Muellner will present This Photo Book Has No Pictures, a project that maps the space between words and pictures through his research on the mental images of psychotherapists. Smith will look at these concerns from a curator’s point of view; detailing three exhibitions of the Morgan Library, Smith will open up the possibilities of creating a non-linear history of art through an imaginative sequencing of photographs and objects from disparate contexts.


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