D-IAS lecture by Rita Felski: “Hooked: Art and Attachment”
When: Sept 23, 2020 – 12.15-13.25
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How do we “get” or fail to “get” a work of art? And why do we care? This talk makes a case for attachment as a key word for the humanities: an approach to art that stresses relation rather than separation.
Zadie Smith’s conversion to the music of Joni Mitchell offers a striking example of one kind of attachment device: what I call attunement. The talk considers the differing rhythms and durations of attunement as well as the relation between the social mediation of art works and their often vivid and unmistakable presence.
Felski is the author of seven books, including The Gender of Modernity, Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, and the forthcoming Hooked: Art and Attachment, as well as editor or co-editor of four volumes, including Critique and Postcritique and Latour and the Humanities.