The Expanded Field, and Other More Fragile States of Mind
Join Professor Eve Meltzer for her talk: "The Expanded Field, and Other More Fragile States of Mind"
A reading from her new book, Systems We Have Loved: Conceptual Art, Affect, and the Antihumanist Turn (Univeristy of Chicago Press, 2013).
Eve Meltzer is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Art History. Her first book,Systems We Have Loved: Conceptual Art, Affect, and the Antihumanist Turn (University of Chicago Press, 2013) situates the conceptual art movement in relation to the field of structuralist thought and offers a new framing for two of the most transformative movements of the 20th century and their common dream of the world as a total sign system. Her second book, tentatively titled Group Photo: The Psycho-Photographic Process and the Making of Group Identity, will explore the proposition that group identity—at least since the invention of photography, if not before—has at its foundation something we might call a psycho-photographic consistency.