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May 27, 2015

“Image, History, Poem” three lectures on the visual art of S.M. Eisenstein

OCAT Institute

The OCAT Institute is a non-profit research center dedicated to the history of art and its related discourses. It is also a member of the OCAT Museums. The Institute has three main areas of activity: publication, archives, and exhibition. The scope of its research encompasses art from antiquity, modern and contemporary Chinese art, more specifically, it includes the investigation of artists, artworks, schools of art production, exhibitions, art discourses, as well as art institutions, publications and other aspects of art’s overall ecology. It will establish a research archives and facilitate dialogue and exchange between China and abroad. In addition, it serves as an exhibition platform in Beijing.

As an open initiative dedicated to research in art history, the OCAT Institute annual lecture series intends to delineate the contour of contemporary thought, reexamine potential histories of contemporary art and create a platform of exchange and dialogue between the academic community in China and abroad. As one of the essential components of OCAT Institute’s public educational program, it promotes an approach to research that draws from a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities.

The OCAT Institute invites a speaker of international recognition and professional excellence to give a series of public lectures on his or her current research projects. The 2015 speaker is the French philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman, and the title for his lecture program is “Images, History, and Poem”: three lectures on the Visual Art of S.M. Eisenstein.

As an open initiative dedicated to research in art history, the lecture series intends to delineate the contours of contemporary thought, reexamine potential histories of contemporary art, and create a platform of exchange and dialogue between the academic communities in China and aboard.

Georges Didi-Huberman (b. 1953) is a French philosopher and art historian. He is also a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Born in Saint-Étienne in 1953, he completed his doctoral research at the EHESS under the supervision of Louis Marin. His main publications include Devant l’image: questions posées aux fins d’une histoire de l’art, L’image survivante: Histoire de l’art et temps des fantômes selon Aby Warburg, and Invention de l’hystérie: Charcot et l’iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière.

 

“Image, History, Poem”
three lectures on the Visual Art of S.M. Eisenstein

These three lectures on Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin attempts to show how a visual economy  of images is able to produce a coherent vision of history simliar to the construction of a poem.

 

“History and Poem”  
23 June, 7–10pm

“Image-Cut and the Vertigo of Proximity”    
24 June, 7–10pm

“Image-Milieu and the Vertigo of Distance”  
25 June,  7–10pm

 

Venue: OCAT Institute, Jinchanxilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (100 meters north from subway line 7 Happy Valley Scenic Area Station)

Booking: Attendance is free, please sign up via [email protected]  (Please provide your name and contacts.)

Contact: T +8610 6737 5418 / [email protected]

 

2015 OCAT Institute annual lecture: Georges Didi-Huberman

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