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Rancière lecture will examine art and politics

Jacques Rancière, the 2008 Critical Inquiry Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, will lecture on Friday, October 24, at 4 pm on the role of images in raa11fig01.gifdical democracy. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jacques Rancière is emeritus professor of aesthetics and politics at the University of Paris VIII and one of Europe’s most prominent philosophers. A student of Louis Althusser, Rancière contributed to the influential volume Reading Capital before breaking with his teacher. Since then, he has authored many books of philosophy about topics ranging from democracy to film to aesthetics. In this lecture, he will examine the role of images in the project of radical democracy, considering how art and politics are intertwined.

This lecture, which serves as the keynote for the symposium “Disruptions: the political in art now”, is sponsored by the journal Critical Inquiry in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the University of Chicago’s Open Practice Committee/Department of Visual Art.

More information can be found at the Open Practice Committee website.

Friday, October 24, 2008, 4 – 6pm

Critical Inquiry
Swift Hall – 3rd floor
1025 East 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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