MICHAEL NEWMAN - INFINITY AND VOID IN THE WORK OF JOËLLE TUERLINCKX
LECTURE - THURSDAY@ARGOS
Joëlle Tuerlinckx’s work investigates the edge between the object and the void. Her concern with perception is not so much the relation of the subject to the object, as that of both to the void.The distinctiveness of her work is the coexistence within it of, on the one hand, multiplicity and a tendency towards proliferation, and, on the other hand, emptiness and extreme spareness. What are the implications of this combination of infinite multiplicity and emptiness? This lecture will discuss all these issues.
Michael Newman is Associate Professor in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has written extensively on contemporary art, including essays on James Coleman, Jeff Wall and Tacita Dean. He is co-editor of Re-Writing Conceptual Art (London, Reaktion Books, 1999). His book Richard Prince: Untitled (couple) (Afterall and MIT) will be published this fall. In philosophy he has published essays on Kant,Nietzsche, Derrida, Levinas, and Blanchot, and is currently writing a book on the notion of the trace.