Friday January 12th between 11 AM - 1 PM at Young Hall 226, UC Davis California
curated by Tarek Elhaik
The Image Lab's next guest Luca Galofaro, architect, photo-montagist, and curator. This is an opportunity to engage his plural practice through both a conversation and workshop with graduate students and colleagues. Students and faculty with research interests in design, urban anthropology, architectural history, and contemporary art will learn a great deal. Don't miss it and mark your calendar!
AIL: The Anthropology of the Image Lab is a venue located in Young Hall 226 at the University of California, Davis, and an online curatorial platform. Its objective is to engage the challenges posed by the Image to both anthropological thinking and art curatorial practice. AIL therefore invites anthropologists engaged with art practices in an expanded field: from media arts, photography, and cinema, to urbanism, architecture, and design, from fashion to advertising. It is an invitation to seriously consider taking assemblages, images, and curation as sites and modes of inquiry on par with the subjects, the objects, and the comparative method routinely deployed in the social and human sciences. It is also an invitation for curators engaging “social” practices to cease equating anthropology with ethnography, ethnos, and cultural difference. Through monthly conversations between anthropologists, curators, artists, and art critics, the series examines how images come into being, dwell, and generate difference at the frontiers between the social sciences and the humanities.
The podcast of the conversation with Luca Galofaro is now on the Image Lab's website. I'm grateful to Luca for a wonderful talk and visit. We've learned a great deal.