We are pleased to present two readings and a workshop curated by Violet Spurlock in December and January.
What are the risks of representational aesthetics when such images and narratives are easily commodified and coopted? What are the limits inherent to aesthetic styles which emphasize obscurity and refusal?
Violet Spurlock writes:
The series takes its title from Adorno's claim in Aesthetic Theory that art, instead of attempting to represent political antagonisms, ought to sublimate them into formal problems. I want to gather our attention around writers who challenge or respond to such a demand, writers whose work explores representation's limits and enacts resistance and marginalization formally. I think these writers are making exciting interventions that navigate dual risks of cooptation and obscurity. I am very honored to help bring their work into conversation and hopeful that you'll join us for these events.