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Eva Díaz: “Copies Have More Fun”
January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition “Josef Albers in Mexico”, join Eva Díaz, Associate Professor, History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, for a lecture on Josef Albers’s artistic and teaching practices. This talk will discuss how Albers made pedagogical outreach to the viewer a central part of his work, particularly at a time when the educational process was understood as a creative enterprise that impelled personal growth and social transformation. Albers trained his viewers by offering perceptual tests of variation, seriality, and systems in his artwork, as well as by implicitly allowing—in a remarkably nonproprietary way—that viewers might enact their own versions of his works, just as artist Jill Magid did. The program concludes with an exhibition viewing of “Josef Albers in Mexico” and a reception.
Admission: $15, $10 members, free for students with RSVP