How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Allan deSouza
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art? How do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? In How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), Allan deSouza (Art Practice) investigates such questions and the popular terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught. Adapting art viewing to contemporary demands within a rapidly changing world, deSouza outlines how art functions as politicized culture within a global industry. He provides an extensive analytical glossary of terms, while focusing on their current and changing usage.

DeSouza is joined by Anne Walsh (Art Practice). After a brief discussion of the book, they open the floor for discussion.