Saturday, 30 April 2016
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
As part of Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, which is curated by Emelie Chhangur, this salon is hosted by Kevin Temple and Michael Maranda, who invite a collective reading of Martin Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art” in the context of object oriented ontology and Gertrude Stein’s Objects Lie on a Table. In “The Origin of the Work of Art,” Heidegger confronts the history of aesthetics for uncritically accepting the distinction between subjects and the objects of art. Heidegger, by contrast, locates aesthetic experience beneath the threshold of the subject/object distinction to uncover the ontology of the work of art.
Kevin Temple is a writer and critic. He is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research, New York.
Michael Maranda is a Toronto-based artist and assistant curator at the AGYU.
Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table is on view until April 30 at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
Image credit: Diane Borsato, Tea Service (the conservators will wash the dishes), 2013. Museum action/intervention and archival photographs. Courtesy of the artist.