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NOMIS Lecture Jakub Stejskal
NOMIS Lecture: The Authority of Images, the Authority of Art

Jakub Stejskal, NOMIS Fellow at eikones - Center for the Theory and History of the Image

Abstract:
Globally, images have been particularly effective in channelling social authority by visual means -- just think of votive figures or propaganda imagery. Images are effective because depiction proves to be very good at commanding our visual attention. Can a parallel be drawn between images and visual art that would explain the latter's authority qua art? That depends on whether we can come up with a viable notion of what it is that visual art does to command visual attention. I will explore some possibilities drawing on examples from various global art traditions.

Apr 7, 2021 06:15 PM in Zurich

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