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Philosophy in the Gallery: Joanna Straczowski

Thursday, 4th December 2014 (17:30 – 19:00)
Venue: Group Reception Room
Cost: £5 / £3 concessions

Booking essential

In conjunction with the University of Liverpool and the British Society of Aesthetics, Tate Liverpool presents a Philosophy in the Gallery event. Join PhD student Joanna Straczowski from the University of Liverpool, as she discusses work in the Transmitting Andy Warhol exhibition. Through the use of mechanical reproduction techniques and mass media imagery, Warhol eradicated every trace of ‘the artist’s touch’ from his works, leaving us with mere ‘surfaces’. Thereby he radically changed the parameters of art and the way we think about the role of the artist in the process of artistic production. Warhol replaced the ‘traditional’ notion of an artist’s ‘turmoil’ being expressed through their intense engagement with artistic material, by cool, distanced, mechanical copying. Yet what happens to art when the artist is ‘not present’ in their work? In an age of mechanical reproduction, are artworks more than surfaces?

To book or for further information, go to http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/talks-and-lectures/philosophy-gallery or call 0151 702 7400. See alsohttp://philosophyinthecity.info/.