Past Event

Expanded Art History For Plants #2: How Does An Archive Think?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM
UIC Greenhouse & Plant Research Lab
1020 S. Union St.

Expanded Art History

Hal Foster writes of “archival art” in his book Bad New Days, “Perhaps the paranoid dimension of archival art is other side of its utopian ambition - its desire to turn belatedness into becomingness, to recoup failed visions in art, literature, philosophy, and life into possible scenarios for alternative kinds of social relations, to transform the no place of an archive into the new place of a utopia.” What is this “no” place of the archive and how does archival art - the du jour/proclivity/tendency of art today - confound it? Its solitude is made extrovert in discussions and storytelling for this second iteration of EAHFP.

Expanded Art History for Plants is a monthly pseudo-lecture series that imagines a premise in which Art History is designed for anyone: kids, animals, plants, and scholars. Episode 2 features presentations and readings by Matthew Jesse Jackson, Jen Delos Reyes, and Chris Collins.