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<p>Christiane Baumgartner, Bettina Haller, 1 Sekunde/23, 2004

Christiane Baumgartner, Bettina Haller, 1 Sekunde/23, 2004, woodcut, Gift of the Collectors Committee, 2019.59.1.23

Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Lecture 6: “Alienation”

Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

  • Sunday, May 30, 2021
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Virtual

The material and spatial changes of the printmaking process and their social and conceptual implications will be discussed in this lecture series.

The intricate and often counterintuitive effort of creating matrices for printing (woodblocks, copperplates, etc.) has been a form of invisible labor for centuries. How do we think about the relationship between the time and skill put into the matrix and the value of the image it generates? (Or: where does all the time go?) This final lecture will explore the misregistration of time in print, especially in terms of the conflictsand convergencesbetween slow and fast media that are frequently staged in contemporary printmaking.

Each lecture will premiere at the date and time listed on the Contact: Art and the Pull of Print web page and will remain there for public viewing. These programs are free and open to the public and designed for anyone interested in art and art history. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and up. No registration is required.