A recent talk I gave at an event preview for the opening of The Beast: Herd Mentality at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, on February 13, 2018
The Space of Art featuring Montserrat College of Art, Professor of Humanities Kate Farrington in conversation with artist John Preus.
Preus and Farrington will take a close look at The Beast’s distinct physical presence and function as a gathering space for community. They will consider it as an aesthetic space vs. a political space and question how being inside of a work of art (or community) is different than existing outside of it. Does The Beast present a portal to a world of wide ranging ideas or is it an ideological statement? Join our speakers as they go deep on the meaning of the Beast.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Experience of Art featuring Artist-Philosopher Dr. Jennifer Hall in conversation with Dr. Vidette Asher, Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum.
Hall and Asher will examine the experience of a work of art through their multiple disciplines. Hall is a contemporary visual artist and a philosopher with an expertise in neuroaesthetics and interactive art. Asher’s expertise is behaviors of the animal brain and she will describe experience from a scientific perspective. Questions arise: Where does an experience begin or end? Are the body and mind really two separate parts of a person? How is perception understood? Join our speakers as they discover how neuro-biology may be bound to the art experience.
Thursday, March 1, 2018.
SIMON CRITCHLEY WITH JOHN PREUS AND BART SCHULTZ – IN THE BEAST, APRIL 19, 2014
WITH WRITER, THEORIST AND CULTURAL SCHOLAR, W.J.T. MITCHELL, AND UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR, BART SCHULTZ
PAUL CHAN – IN THE HUGUENOT HOUSE-KASSEL, GERMANY, DURING DOCUMENTA 13, JUNE 2012