Gallery Tour: The Present Past

APR 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

WHEN:

April 30, 2014: 5:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

"To articulate the past historically," wrote Walter Benjamin, "does not mean to recognize it 'the way it really was'...it means to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up in a moment of danger." With Benjamin's Theses on the Concept of History in mind, this tour will interrogate how the exhibition space seizes hold, slows or even halts objects in motion. What is at stake in the stillness of the gallery space?

Cosponsored by the PhD Program in Art History.