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Spring Semester 2018

Installation view: Melanie Gilligan, <cite>The Common Sense - Incorporated!</cite> 2016 (Les Ateliers de Rennes, 2016). Courtesy the artist and Galerie Max Mayer. Photo: Simon Vogel.
Mar 5 – 28, 2018
Spring Semester 2018

Building on the research initiative of its first year in which participants probed the nature of emergent social abstractions, the 2018 spring semester of the program, Relay Subjectivities, considers how emergent abstractions find concrete form in our everyday lives. Applications are available now.

Seminars led by visiting faculty run March 5 through 28. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2018. Admission is free for those accepted into the program. ICA members, college students, and national and international artists and cultural producers are encouraged to apply, however space is limited.

Relay Subjectivities

While the world increasingly functions at levels of extreme complexity and at scales that are often difficult to conceptualize, domination and resistance begin in everyday life. Building on the research initiative of its first year in which participants probed the nature of emergent social abstractions, the Art + Research Center’s second year will consider how abstractions actually find concrete form in the world. The 2017–2018 cycle of seminars and lectures will explore the impact that constantly having to relay between scales—from the globally expansive and to the everyday—has on our subjectivity configurations.

Seminars