With Jennifer Krasinski, Tommy Hartung, Blake Carrington, and Rachel Steinberg
Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Avenue
I. The End
Chair: Everett Kane
Panelists: Jennifer Krasinski (freelance art critic: Art Forum, Village Voice), Tommy Hartung (visual artist), Blake Carrington (artist), Rachel Steinberg (curator and Gallery Director of Soho20 Gallery, Brooklyn)
This panel addresses themes of death, tragedy and apocalypse as strategies for meaning in art. Our overriding question will be how does "The End" function these days and how does technology condition it?
Presentations will touch on the aesthetics of terror, depictions of death and suicide, the affective turn in the art world, the role of religious subject matter, communication systems in disaster scenarios, and the implications of socio-political strands within contemporary art practices.