Selection of Lectures on Capitalism & Belief in Art (2016)

Smart Lecture Series, University of Chicago
'Capitalism without Images' by T.J. Clark

"Of course it's perfect that the West is a cigarette; for cigarettes are consumerism epitomized, rolled and filtered into a four minute quintessence."
-T.J. Clark

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Selection of Lectures on Capitalism & Belief in Art (2016)

Marilyn Volkman

A Curated Selection of Lectures on Performance, Institutional Critique, Skepticism + Belief/Non-Belief in art + shifts in forms of Legitimacy in Contemporary Culture have changed the nature of Academic Practices in the Humanities. -Curated…


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A Curated Selection of Lectures on Performance, Institutional Critique, Skepticism + Belief/Non-Belief in art + shifts in forms of Legitimacy in Contemporary Culture have changed the nature of Academic Practices in the Humanities. -Curated by Marilyn Volkman

Lecture Quotes & Excerpts:
"You don't have to belief in democracy, you practice it."
-Slavoj Zizek

"Of course it's perfect that the West is a cigarette; for cigarettes are consumerism epitomized, rolled and filtered into a four minute quintessence."
-T.J. Clark

"It is a great shock and surprise if you see your belief confirmed directly... Often people who believe, believe with a distance... It's horrible to directly believe."
-Slavoj Zizek

"I want to ask what it would be like for the image world of present day capitalism to begin to fail -- fail to convince, fail to captivate, fail to oil the wheels of consumption."
-T.J. Clark, Capitalism Without Images

"You know, 'Remember Me,' is what all artists whisper in their work.
It's a mark you want to leave in the world, it's still you, even when you're not you anymore. When you're gone.
If my work really has brought me love, that's what it means. If not, it will have failed me at the deepest level."
-Andrea Fraser

"In the world of Contemporary art, these ideas of using multiple forms [are] not crazy. It's just because I started in the film world--in the TV world--that's where the skepticism comes in."
-James Franco

"I like having one thing and then reframing it with another form or medium. And so, here's a book about performance, and it's this weird performance in itself, but it's a book. Right?"
-James Franco

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