Material Time. Keith Moxey, Thursdays at Four, January 29, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2014, at 4:00pm
Northrop 240 — Crosby Seminar Room
A talk by Keith Moxey, Art History, Barnard College
In the context of renewed attention to the image and its ability to participate in the process of its own reception, this talk focuses on time. What is the time of the work of art? How does it make time? Making use of materiality studies and actor-network theory, this talk argues that the temporality of images accounts for their “agency.” An approach to images that acknowledges the anachronic nature of their relation to the viewer has important implications for the study of the history of art.
Keith Moxey is Barbara Novak professor of Art History at Barnard College/Columbia University. Interested in the historiography and philosophy of art, his historical interest lies in the art of Northern Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. He is the author of several books, Peasants, Warriors and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation (1989), The Practice of Theory (1994), The Practice of Persuasion (2001), and most recently Visual Time (2013). He is also the co-editor of a number of anthologies, Visual Theory (1991), Visual Culture (1994), The Subjects of Art History (1998), and Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies (2002).
Cosponsored by the Center for Early Modern History.