Study Session: Touch

Wednesday, February 1, 7pm

Curator Alison Cooley will host a study session that examines touch, materiality, and spatializing critical presence within the gallery. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Karen Barad, “On Touching—The Inhuman That Therefore I Am” (2012)
Laura U. Marks, “Tactile Epistemology: A Return,” excerpt from The Skin of the Film (2000)

Contact to register and for PDFs of selected readings.

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Alison Cooley is a critic, curator, and educator based in Toronto. Her research deals with the intersection of natural history and visual culture, socially engaged artistic practice, and experiential and interpretative dimensions of art criticism. She is the 2014 recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, and her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, FUSE, Blackflash and Magenta, among others. She is currently the Blackwood Gallery's Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist.