Led by Brandon Avery Joyce & Stefan Siegel
An Assembly on Theodor Adorno’s criminally-overlooked Aesthetic Theory. Although members were of course welcome to read the work, this was not specifically a reading group. Instead, they took shorter passages from the work and brought them to bear on very current cultural forms and practices. Rather than textual analysis, the overall aim was to expose members to Adorno’s kind of critical, dialectical approach to culture and cultural production, and his defense of uncooperative, truthful, “emphatic” art and culture.
Link to proposal video: ASSEMBLIES—Q1 Proposals